Southbury, Connecticut 

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Climate in Southbury, Connecticut

Southbury, Connecticut gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Southbury averages 40 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 206 sunny days per year in Southbury. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Southbury gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 119 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 18
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 40 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Southbury, ConnecticutUnited States
  50.2 in.38.1 in.
  39.9 in.27.8 in.
  118.6 days106.2 days
  206 days205 days
  84.5°85.8°
  18.4°21.7°
  77
  3.54.3
  239 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 Southbury with an average high temperature of 84.5°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Connecticut. In Southbury, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Southbury are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Southbury with an average of 18.4°. This is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.


In Southbury, there are 12.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Connecticut.


In Southbury, there are 127.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.


In Southbury, there are 3.0 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 Southbury with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.2 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 50.2 inches in Southbury means that it is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.


May is the rainiest month in Southbury with 11.6 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.4 rainy days. There are 118.6 rainy days annually in Southbury, 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 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 39.9 inches in Southbury means that it is snowier than most places in Connecticut. January is the snowiest month in Southbury with 11.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Southbury    5 Reviews
    Quality of LIfe - 4/26/2014
    My husband and I retired here a very short time ago and we feel we found a place that is welcoming to all and offers everyone something that fits their bill. A great... Read More

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    Out of Control Taxes - 8/11/2008
    Southbury used to be an affordable small town to live in. In just the last 7 years property taxes have risen almost 70%. Many people who could easily afford to live here... Read More

    Ideal Weather in CT - 6/21/2008
    Southbury is the "sweet spot" of Connecticut for weather, getting just the right amount of sun and precipitation while avoiding the potential flooding along the coast... Read More


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