Manchester, Connecticut 

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Climate in Manchester, Connecticut

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

Manchester averages 36 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 190 sunny days per year in Manchester. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Manchester 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 17
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 36 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7 / 10
June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Manchester, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Manchester, ConnecticutUnited States
  49.2 in.38.1 in.
  35.6 in.27.8 in.
  120.0 days106.2 days
  190 days205 days
  83.6°85.8°
  16.6°21.7°
  77
  3.34.3
  272 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 Manchester with an average high temperature of 83.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Connecticut. In Manchester, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Manchester are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Manchester with an average of 16.6°. This is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.


In Manchester, there are 11.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Connecticut.


In Manchester, there are 132.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.


In Manchester, there are 4.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Connecticut.


October is the wettest month in Manchester 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 Manchester means that it is drier than most places in Connecticut.


May is the rainiest month in Manchester with 11.8 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.1 rainy days. There are 120.0 rainy days annually in Manchester, 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 35.6 inches in Manchester means that it is about average compared to other places in Connecticut. January is the snowiest month in Manchester with 11.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Manchester    5 Reviews
    I WOULDN'T HAVE STAYED FOR 20 YRS OTHERWISE! - 7/16/2018
    My husband and I moved to CT 20 years ago. He was headhunted by a firm in Hartford, and they made a good enough salary offer to bring us here. Oy, the sticker shock!... Read More

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    manchester ct. - 1/15/2015
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    Gateway - 1/18/2011
    Manchester is a gateway to Hartford. Then its all down hill from there. watch out... Read More


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