Burlington, Maine 

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Climate in Burlington, Maine

Burlington, Maine gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Burlington averages 86 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 161 sunny days per year in Burlington. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Burlington gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 142 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 79 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 4
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 86 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Burlington is 6.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Maine.

6.1 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Burlington, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Burlington, MaineUnited States
  44.4 in.38.1 in.
  86.4 in.27.8 in.
  141.7 days106.2 days
  161 days205 days
  78.5°85.8°
  4.0°21.7°
  6.17
  34.3
  512 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 Burlington with an average high temperature of 78.5°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Maine. In Burlington, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Burlington are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Burlington with an average of 4.0°. This is one of the coldest places in Maine.


In Burlington, there are 2.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Maine.


In Burlington, there are 172.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Maine.


In Burlington, there are 28.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Maine.


November is the wettest month in Burlington with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.8 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 44.4 inches in Burlington means that it is drier than most places in Maine.


May is the rainiest month in Burlington with 13.2 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 10.4 rainy days. There are 141.7 rainy days annually in Burlington, which is one of the rainiest places in Maine. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 86.4 inches in Burlington means that it is one of the snowiest places in Maine. January is the snowiest month in Burlington with 22.0 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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