Carmel, IN Climate


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Carmel, IN has a humid continental climate characterized by hot summers and cold winters. July is the hottest month of the year with an average high temperature of 84°F and an average low temperature of 62°F. January is the coldest month with an average high temperature of 35°F and an average low temperature of 18°F. The city receives an average annual precipitation of 39 inches, mostly during the spring and summer months. Snowfall totals around 25 inches per year. In general, the climate in Carmel, IN is mild compared to other regions in Indiana due to its proximity to Lake Michigan.

Carmel, Indiana gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Carmel averages 23 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 185 sunny days per year in Carmel. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Carmel gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 125 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 19
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 23 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

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

8.7 Summer - 4.9 Winter
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Carmel, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateCarmel, IndianaUnited States
  42.2 in.38.1 in.
  22.9 in.27.8 in.
  124.7 days106.2 days
  185 days205 days
  84.3°85.8°
  18.9°21.7°
  77
  44.3
  853 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 Carmel with an average high temperature of 84.3°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Indiana. In Carmel, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Carmel are September, June and August.
In Carmel, there are 11.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Indiana.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Carmel with an average of 18.9°. This is warmer than most places in Indiana.
In Carmel, there are 116.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Indiana.
In Carmel, there are 5.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Indiana.
The humidity is usually comfortable in Carmel but some summer months can be unpleasant. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months in Carmel are July, August and June.
May is the wettest month in Carmel with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.3 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 29% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.2 inches in Carmel means that it is about average compared to other places in Indiana.
May is the rainiest month in Carmel with 12.5 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 8.2 rainy days. There are 124.7 rainy days annually in Carmel, which is rainier than most places in Indiana. 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 22.9 inches in Carmel means that it is snowier than most places in Indiana. January is the snowiest month in Carmel with 7.6 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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I moved to Carmel from France and I lived there for 20 years. I moved to Indianapolis recently (I miss Carmel). I liked Carmel because it is clean, safe, pretty, it has  More

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This place has just about every corporate chain hotel imaginable. I come for business, and it is a nice place to do business. Carmel seems to sucking the corporate  More

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Over 9 years ago

Carmel is hands down the best place to live in  More

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