West Simsbury, Connecticut 

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Climate in West Simsbury, Connecticut

West Simsbury, Connecticut gets 53 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

West Simsbury averages 36 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 188 sunny days per year in West Simsbury. The US average is 205 sunny days.

West Simsbury 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 16
Rain: averages 53 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 36 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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August, June and July are the most pleasant months in West Simsbury, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  West Simsbury, ConnecticutUnited States
  52.7 in.38.1 in.
  36.4 in.27.8 in.
  119.3 days106.2 days
  188 days205 days
  83.4°85.8°
  16.4°21.7°
  77
  3.34.3
  315 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 West Simsbury with an average high temperature of 83.4°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Connecticut. In West Simsbury, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for West Simsbury are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for West Simsbury with an average of 16.4°. This is colder than most places in Connecticut.


In West Simsbury, there are 10.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Connecticut.


In West Simsbury, there are 133.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Connecticut.


In West Simsbury, there are 3.3 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 West Simsbury with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.4 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 52.7 inches in West Simsbury means that it is one of the wettest places in Connecticut.


May is the rainiest month in West Simsbury with 11.7 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.0 rainy days. There are 119.3 rainy days annually in West Simsbury, which is about average compared to other places in Connecticut. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 36.4 inches in West Simsbury means that it is snowier than most places in Connecticut. January is the snowiest month in West Simsbury with 11.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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