Gainesville, Georgia 

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Climate in Gainesville, Georgia

Gainesville, Georgia gets 54 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Gainesville averages 1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 216 sunny days per year in Gainesville. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Gainesville gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 107 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 31
Rain: averages 54 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Gainesville is 7.7 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Georgia.

7.7 / 10
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Gainesville, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Gainesville, GeorgiaUnited States
  54.4 in.38.1 in.
  1.2 in.27.8 in.
  106.9 days106.2 days
  216 days205 days
  1240 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 Gainesville with an average high temperature of 87.5°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Georgia. In Gainesville, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Gainesville are May, September and June.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Gainesville with an average of 31.3°. This is colder than most places in Georgia.

In Gainesville, there are 24.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Georgia.

In Gainesville, there are 53.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Georgia.

In Gainesville, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Georgia.

March is the wettest month in Gainesville with 5.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 3.8 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 28% of yearly precipitation and 24% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 54.4 inches in Gainesville means that it is one of the wettest places in Georgia.

December is the rainiest month in Gainesville with 9.8 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.9 rainy days. There are 106.9 rainy days annually in Gainesville, which is rainier than most places in Georgia. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 1.2 inches in Gainesville means that it is snowier than most places in Georgia. January is the snowiest month in Gainesville with 0.7 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall.

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    inflated self-assessment - 7/6/2015
    Don't know if it is the proximity to Atlanta that keeps prices high or the rural/frugal thinking that keeps housing opportunities at a minimum, but after living here for... Read More

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    Good place to live move to Gainesville,Ga. - 7/30/2012
    I moved to Gainesville,Ga in 2010 from NYC and I have found it's a great place to raise your childrens and a good quality of life.It's a good place to live. Gainesville... Read More

    Great Place - 5/1/2009
    This is a great place to live if you like the country feel and enjoy all 4 seasons. Nice people and lots to... Read More

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