Hartford, Connecticut 

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Climate in Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford, Connecticut gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Hartford averages 38 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 189 sunny days per year in Hartford. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Hartford gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 120 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 18
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 38 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Hartford is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.

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June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Hartford, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Hartford, ConnecticutUnited States
  49.2 in.38.1 in.
  37.9 in.27.8 in.
  119.7 days106.2 days
  189 days205 days
  84.0°85.8°
  17.8°21.7°
  77
  3.34.3
  30 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Hartford with an average high temperature of 84.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Connecticut. In Hartford, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Hartford are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Hartford with an average of 17.8°. This is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.


In Hartford, there are 12.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Connecticut.


In Hartford, there are 124.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.


In Hartford, there are 2.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.


October is the wettest month in Hartford with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 49.2 inches in Hartford means that it is drier than most places in Connecticut.


May is the rainiest month in Hartford with 11.8 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.1 rainy days. There are 119.7 rainy days annually in Hartford, which is about average compared to other places in Connecticut. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 37.9 inches in Hartford means that it is snowier than most places in Connecticut. January is the snowiest month in Hartford with 11.6 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Hartford    19 Reviews
    A Very Nice Small City and an Excellent County - 7/30/2018
    I grew up in West Hartford....and the City of Hartford and Hartford County is a lovely place to live. Easy access to everything you will ever need. The City is... Read More

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    Urban Blight With Few Amenities - 3/14/2017
    I moved to Hartford after living in Chicago, and prior to moving on to Boston. Hartford's biggest selling point is that it is 2 hours away from all of the places... Read More

    hotbed of conservatism that is CT - 2/21/2016
    Most of CT is not walker or biker friendly. Driving 30 minutes to get anywhere is the norm. Not much... Read More


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