Indianapolis, Indiana 

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Climate in Indianapolis, Indiana

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

Indianapolis averages 22 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 Indianapolis. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Indianapolis gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 122 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 20
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 22 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Indianapolis, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Indianapolis, IndianaUnited States
  42.4 in.38.1 in.
  21.6 in.27.8 in.
  122.1 days106.2 days
  186 days205 days
  84.0°85.8°
  19.5°21.7°
  77
  3.74.3
  718 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 Indianapolis with an average high temperature of 84.0°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Indiana. In Indianapolis, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Indianapolis are September, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Indianapolis with an average of 19.5°. This is warmer than most places in Indiana.


In Indianapolis, there are 11.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Indiana.


In Indianapolis, there are 110.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Indiana.


In Indianapolis, there are 4.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Indiana.


May is the wettest month in Indianapolis with 5.1 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 42.4 inches in Indianapolis means that it is about average compared to other places in Indiana.


May is the rainiest month in Indianapolis with 12.8 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.8 rainy days. There are 122.1 rainy days annually in Indianapolis, which is rainier than most places in Indiana. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 21.6 inches in Indianapolis means that it is about average compared to other places in Indiana. January is the snowiest month in Indianapolis with 6.7 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Beware all who enter this dark hole - 1/25/2020
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