Clayton, Georgia 

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Climate in Clayton, Georgia

Clayton, Georgia gets 67 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Clayton averages 4 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 212 sunny days per year in Clayton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Clayton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 129 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 26
Rain: averages 67 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 4 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Clayton is 7.6 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Georgia.

7.6 / 10
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Clayton, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Clayton, GeorgiaUnited States
  66.9 in.38.1 in.
  3.8 in.27.8 in.
  128.5 days106.2 days
  212 days205 days
  1932 ft.2443 ft.


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 Clayton with an average high temperature of 85.3°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Georgia. In Clayton, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Clayton are September, May and June.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Clayton with an average of 26.1°. This is one of the coldest places in Georgia.

In Clayton, there are 11.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Georgia.

In Clayton, there are 95.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Georgia.

In Clayton, there are 0.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Georgia.

December is the wettest month in Clayton with 6.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 4.7 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 28% of yearly precipitation and 24% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 66.9 inches in Clayton means that it is one of the wettest places in Georgia.

July is the rainiest month in Clayton with 12.8 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.8 rainy days. There are 128.5 rainy days annually in Clayton, which is one of the rainiest places in Georgia. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 3.8 inches in Clayton means that it is one of the snowiest places in Georgia. January is the snowiest month in Clayton with 1.4 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Clayton    3 Reviews
    Has potential to be awesome, but a long way to go. - 10/10/2020
    Clayton is the largest town in mountainous Rabun County, the most northeastern part of Georgia before crossing into North Carolina. It is less than 2 hrs from Atlanta.... Read More

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    Review of Rabun County, Georgia - 3/28/2014
    With about 66% of the land being national forest, Rabun County is blessed to retain a small town atmosphere and not worry about being over developed. Beautiful... Read More

    Its interesting to live in Rabun County - 4/30/2008
    We have lived full time in Rabun County for 12 years and part time for 31 years. It is an absolutely beautful county but it is governed by the locals and it is hard to... Read More

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