Bedford, IN 

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Climate in Bedford, IN

Bedford, IN has a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid with temperatures reaching into the mid-80s and lows in the upper 60s. Winters are cold, with temperatures averaging between 20 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring and fall are milder, but can still be quite variable in temperature. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year with an average of around 44 inches annually. Snowfall usually begins in late November or early December and can continue through March or April. Bedford receives an average of 24 inches of snow per year.

Bedford, Indiana gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Bedford averages 12 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 189 sunny days per year in Bedford. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Bedford gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 117 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 21
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 12 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Bedford is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Indiana.

8.2 / 5.4

Summer   /   Winter
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Bedford, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Bedford, IndianaUnited States
  46.6 in.38.1 in.
  12.4 in.27.8 in.
  117.4 days106.2 days
  189 days205 days
  686 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 Bedford with an average high temperature of 85.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Indiana. In Bedford, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Bedford are September, May and June.

In Bedford, there are 16.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Indiana.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Bedford with an average of 21.1°. This is warmer than most places in Indiana.

In Bedford, there are 104.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Indiana.

In Bedford, there are 3.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Indiana.

The humidity can be uncomfortably heavy or close in Bedford during the summer months. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most humid months in Bedford.

May is the wettest month in Bedford with 5.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 31% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 46.6 inches in Bedford means that it is wetter than most places in Indiana.

May is the rainiest month in Bedford with 12.5 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 7.5 rainy days. There are 117.4 rainy days annually in Bedford, which is about average compared to other places in Indiana. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 12.4 inches in Bedford means that it is less snowy than most places in Indiana. December is the snowiest month in Bedford with 3.9 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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