Buxton, Maine 

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Climate in Buxton, Maine

Buxton, Maine gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Buxton averages 63 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 200 sunny days per year in Buxton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Buxton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 129 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 8
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 63 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Buxton is 6.4 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Maine.

6.4 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Buxton, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Buxton, MaineUnited States
  49.7 in.38.1 in.
  63.3 in.27.8 in.
  129.4 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  79.9°85.8°
  8.4°21.7°
  6.47
  2.94.3
  184 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 Buxton with an average high temperature of 79.9°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Maine. In Buxton, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Buxton are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Buxton with an average of 8.4°. This is colder than most places in Maine.


In Buxton, there are 4.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Maine.


In Buxton, there are 167.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Maine.


In Buxton, there are 18.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Maine.


October is the wettest month in Buxton with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 3.3 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 49.7 inches in Buxton means that it is wetter than most places in Maine.


June is the rainiest month in Buxton with 12.6 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.9 rainy days. There are 129.4 rainy days annually in Buxton, 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 63.3 inches in Buxton means that it is less snowy than most places in Maine. January is the snowiest month in Buxton with 18.4 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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