Waterbury, Connecticut 

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Climate in Waterbury, Connecticut

Waterbury, Connecticut gets 52 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Waterbury averages 37 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 203 sunny days per year in Waterbury. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Waterbury 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 16
Rain: averages 52 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 37 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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August, June and September are the most pleasant months in Waterbury, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Waterbury, ConnecticutUnited States
  52.1 in.38.1 in.
  37.1 in.27.8 in.
  116.7 days106.2 days
  203 days205 days
  84.0°85.8°
  16.2°21.7°
  77
  3.54.3
  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 Waterbury with an average high temperature of 84.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Connecticut. In Waterbury, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Waterbury are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Waterbury with an average of 16.2°. This is colder than most places in Connecticut.


In Waterbury, there are 9.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Connecticut.


In Waterbury, there are 137.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Connecticut.


In Waterbury, there are 5.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Connecticut.


October is the wettest month in Waterbury with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.5 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 52.1 inches in Waterbury means that it is wetter than most places in Connecticut.


May is the rainiest month in Waterbury with 11.2 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.4 rainy days. There are 116.7 rainy days annually in Waterbury, 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 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 37.1 inches in Waterbury means that it is snowier than most places in Connecticut. January is the snowiest month in Waterbury with 11.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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