New Haven experiences a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid, while winters are cold with occasional snowfall. Spring and fall bring moderate temperatures and pleasant weather conditions. The city is also prone to coastal storms such as nor'easters that can bring heavy rain, strong winds, and coastal flooding.
New Haven, Connecticut gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
New Haven averages 29 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 New Haven. The US average is 205 sunny days.
New Haven gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 108 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.
Summer High: the July high is around 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 21
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 29 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for New Haven is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Connecticut.
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Summer / Winter
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in New Haven, while January and February are the least comfortable months.