Biddeford, Maine 

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Climate in Biddeford, Maine

Biddeford, Maine gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Biddeford averages 60 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 196 sunny days per year in Biddeford. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Biddeford gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 128 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 78 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 11
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 60 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Biddeford is 6.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Maine.

6.5 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Biddeford, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Biddeford, MaineUnited States
  49.3 in.38.1 in.
  60.4 in.27.8 in.
  128.4 days106.2 days
  196 days205 days
  78.3°85.8°
  10.8°21.7°
  6.57
  2.94.3
  69 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 Biddeford with an average high temperature of 78.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Maine. In Biddeford, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Biddeford are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Biddeford with an average of 10.8°. This is warmer than most places in Maine.


In Biddeford, there are 3.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Maine.


In Biddeford, there are 157.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Maine.


In Biddeford, there are 12.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Maine.


October is the wettest month in Biddeford with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.4 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 49.3 inches in Biddeford means that it is wetter than most places in Maine.


May is the rainiest month in Biddeford with 12.4 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.8 rainy days. There are 128.4 rainy days annually in Biddeford, which is about average compared to other places in Maine. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 60.4 inches in Biddeford means that it is less snowy than most places in Maine. January is the snowiest month in Biddeford with 17.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Biddeford    3 Reviews
    Cost of living is very high - 6/19/2008
    The cost of living in Maine is very high. I moved to Biddeford from Boston so we could afford to buy our first home. We had just had a baby and felt it was important to... Read More

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    LMI?????? - 2/15/2008
    I don't live in Biddeford, but I visit frequently and it is a nice little Maine town. It has a little of the strip growth and still maintains the older part of town.... Read More

    Former Mill Town - 3/1/2006
    Was big in sheeting and blankets. Very large portionof the people are... Read More


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