Ridgefield, Connecticut 

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BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Ridgefield is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Connecticut.

6.9 / 10
August, June and September are the most pleasant months in Ridgefield, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Ridgefield, ConnecticutUnited States
  51.8 in.38.1 in.
  42.6 in.27.8 in.
  120.3 days106.2 days
  175 days205 days
  82.3°85.8°
  17.6°21.7°
  6.97
  3.44.3
  732 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 Ridgefield with an average high temperature of 82.3°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Connecticut. In Ridgefield, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Ridgefield are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Ridgefield with an average of 17.6°. This is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.


In Ridgefield, there are 7.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.


In Ridgefield, there are 130.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.


In Ridgefield, there are 2.3 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 Ridgefield with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.0 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 51.8 inches in Ridgefield means that it is wetter than most places in Connecticut.


May is the rainiest month in Ridgefield with 11.7 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.9 rainy days. There are 120.3 rainy days annually in Ridgefield, which is rainier 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 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 42.6 inches in Ridgefield means that it is snowier than most places in Connecticut. January is the snowiest month in Ridgefield with 12.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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