Lyme, Connecticut 

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Climate in Lyme, Connecticut

Lyme, Connecticut gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Lyme averages 26 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 204 sunny days per year in Lyme. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lyme gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 118 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 23
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 26 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Lyme is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Connecticut.

7.2 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Lyme, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Lyme, ConnecticutUnited States
  47.8 in.38.1 in.
  25.9 in.27.8 in.
  117.8 days106.2 days
  204 days205 days
  79.7°85.8°
  22.6°21.7°
  7.27
  3.34.3
  176 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 Lyme with an average high temperature of 79.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Connecticut. In Lyme, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lyme are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lyme with an average of 22.6°. This is one of the warmest places in Connecticut.


In Lyme, there are 1.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Connecticut.


In Lyme, there are 99.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Connecticut.


In Lyme, there are 0.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Connecticut.


March is the wettest month in Lyme with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.3 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 26% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.8 inches in Lyme means that it is drier than most places in Connecticut.


May is the rainiest month in Lyme with 11.3 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 8.6 rainy days. There are 117.8 rainy days annually in Lyme, which is less rainy than most places in Connecticut. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 25.9 inches in Lyme means that it is one of the least snowy places in Connecticut. February is the snowiest month in Lyme with 7.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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