Preston, Connecticut 

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Climate in Preston, Connecticut

Preston, Connecticut gets 51 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Preston averages 30 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 207 sunny days per year in Preston. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Preston gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 117 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 51 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 30 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Preston is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Connecticut.

7.1 / 10
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Preston, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Preston, ConnecticutUnited States
  51.2 in.38.1 in.
  29.7 in.27.8 in.
  116.8 days106.2 days
  207 days205 days
  82.3°85.8°
  19.4°21.7°
  7.17
  3.34.3
  200 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 Preston with an average high temperature of 82.3°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Connecticut. In Preston, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Preston are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Preston with an average of 19.4°. This is warmer than most places in Connecticut.


In Preston, there are 6.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.


In Preston, there are 121.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.


In Preston, there are 2.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.


March is the wettest month in Preston with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.6 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 26% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 51.2 inches in Preston means that it is wetter than most places in Connecticut.


May is the rainiest month in Preston with 10.9 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.8 rainy days. There are 116.8 rainy days annually in Preston, which is less rainy than most 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 29.7 inches in Preston means that it is less snowy than most places in Connecticut. January is the snowiest month in Preston with 8.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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