Cape Elizabeth, Maine 

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Climate in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

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

Cape Elizabeth averages 56 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 Cape Elizabeth. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Cape Elizabeth 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 78 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 11
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 56 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Cape Elizabeth is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Maine.

6.6 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Cape Elizabeth, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Cape Elizabeth, MaineUnited States
  49.0 in.38.1 in.
  55.8 in.27.8 in.
  128.6 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  78.4°85.8°
  11.0°21.7°
  6.67
  2.84.3
  20 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 Cape Elizabeth with an average high temperature of 78.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Maine. In Cape Elizabeth, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Cape Elizabeth are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Cape Elizabeth with an average of 11.0°. This is warmer than most places in Maine.


In Cape Elizabeth, there are 3.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Maine.


In Cape Elizabeth, there are 155.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Maine.


In Cape Elizabeth, there are 11.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Maine.


October is the wettest month in Cape Elizabeth 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 49.0 inches in Cape Elizabeth means that it is wetter than most places in Maine.


May is the rainiest month in Cape Elizabeth with 12.4 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.0 rainy days. There are 128.6 rainy days annually in Cape Elizabeth, 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 55.8 inches in Cape Elizabeth means that it is less snowy than most places in Maine. January is the snowiest month in Cape Elizabeth with 17.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Cape Elizabeth    2 Reviews
    Town of Many Resources and Beautiful Landscapes - 3/5/2012
    Cape Elizabeth is a lovely town, right on the Maine shoreline, and just outside the city of Portland. If you love nature and the outdoors, you will love Cape Elizabeth.... Read More

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    Cape Elizabeth - 3/5/2012
    Moved to CE in 2007 and find it to be very beautiful seacoast town that includes farms, Maine coast views, great seafood and local produce, and a homey feel. The local... Read More


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