Wilmington, Delaware 

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Climate in Wilmington, Delaware

Wilmington, Delaware gets 45 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Wilmington averages 13 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 199 sunny days per year in Wilmington. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Wilmington gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 110 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 13 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Wilmington is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Delaware.

7.3 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Wilmington, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Wilmington, DelawareUnited States
  44.7 in.38.1 in.
  13.0 in.27.8 in.
  110.4 days106.2 days
  199 days205 days
  86.1°85.8°
  25.2°21.7°
  7.37
  4.14.3
  92 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 Wilmington with an average high temperature of 86.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Delaware. In Wilmington, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Wilmington are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Wilmington with an average of 25.2°. This is colder than most places in Delaware.


In Wilmington, there are 18.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Delaware.


In Wilmington, there are 84.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Delaware.


In Wilmington, there are 0.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Delaware.


July is the wettest month in Wilmington with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.7 inches in Wilmington means that it is drier than most places in Delaware.


April is the rainiest month in Wilmington with 10.5 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 7.8 rainy days. There are 110.4 rainy days annually in Wilmington, which is less rainy than most places in Delaware. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 13.0 inches in Wilmington means that it is about average compared to other places in Delaware. February is the snowiest month in Wilmington with 4.8 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Wilmington    18 Reviews
    I Cannot Wait To Rid Myself of This Place - 10/4/2017
    I'm ready to get away from this whole state, once and for all! There are no real jobs here. The cost of living is getting entirely too high, as well as the crime.... Read More

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    So far I'm impressed with Wilmington - 6/1/2016
    When we sold our house in the burbs and downsized to a condo in Wilmington all our friends thought we were nuts. What about the crime? Well, we've been here for a year... Read More


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