Hinsdale, Illinois 

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Climate in Hinsdale, Illinois

Hinsdale, Illinois gets 39 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Hinsdale averages 31 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 186 sunny days per year in Hinsdale. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Hinsdale gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 120 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 16
Rain: averages 39 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 31 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Hinsdale is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Illinois.

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June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Hinsdale, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Hinsdale, IllinoisUnited States
  39.0 in.38.1 in.
  31.4 in.27.8 in.
  120.4 days106.2 days
  186 days205 days
  699 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 Hinsdale with an average high temperature of 83.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Illinois. In Hinsdale, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Hinsdale are June, September and August.

In Hinsdale, there are 9.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Illinois.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Hinsdale with an average of 15.8°. This is colder than most places in Illinois.

In Hinsdale, there are 131.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Illinois.

In Hinsdale, there are 5.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Illinois.

The humidity is usually comfortable in Hinsdale but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.

August is the wettest month in Hinsdale with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 32% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 39.0 inches in Hinsdale means that it is about average compared to other places in Illinois.

May is the rainiest month in Hinsdale with 11.8 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.2 rainy days. There are 120.4 rainy days annually in Hinsdale, which is rainier than most places in Illinois. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 31.4 inches in Hinsdale means that it is snowier than most places in Illinois. January is the snowiest month in Hinsdale with 10.4 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Hinsdale    4 Reviews
    The good, the bad, and the ugly. - 8/14/2014
    Have lived here for five years and here are my observations (from both first-hand and anecdotal experiences): Pros-lovely town, homes and yards well-kept, downtown... Read More

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    People - 4/16/2009
    Hinsdale is a pretty Chicago suburb. It is an affluent community blessed with top rated schools. I'm sure there are lots of very nice people living there, yet the very... Read More

    First Class Town - 2/24/2009
    Hinsdale is a first class town West of Chicago with nice little shops and very low crime rate. The schools are generally rated among the best in... Read More

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