Waterford, Connecticut 

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Climate in Waterford, Connecticut

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

Waterford averages 26 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 209 sunny days per year in Waterford. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Waterford gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 118 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 21
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 26 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Waterford is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Connecticut.

7.2 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Waterford, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Waterford, ConnecticutUnited States
  50.1 in.38.1 in.
  26.3 in.27.8 in.
  118.0 days106.2 days
  209 days205 days
  80.7°85.8°
  21.0°21.7°
  7.27
  3.34.3
  30 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 Waterford with an average high temperature of 80.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Connecticut. In Waterford, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Waterford are August, June and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Waterford with an average of 21.0°. This is warmer than most places in Connecticut.


In Waterford, there are 4.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Connecticut.


In Waterford, there are 110.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Connecticut.


In Waterford, there are 1.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Connecticut.


March is the wettest month in Waterford with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.5 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 50.1 inches in Waterford means that it is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.


May is the rainiest month in Waterford with 11.3 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 8.6 rainy days. There are 118.0 rainy days annually in Waterford, which is less rainy than most places in Connecticut. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 26.3 inches in Waterford means that it is one of the least snowy places in Connecticut. February is the snowiest month in Waterford with 7.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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