Chelsea, Maine 

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Climate in Chelsea, Maine

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

Chelsea averages 67 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 Chelsea. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Chelsea gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 125 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 8
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 67 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Chelsea 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 Chelsea, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Chelsea, MaineUnited States
  43.7 in.38.1 in.
  67.0 in.27.8 in.
  124.7 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  79.4°85.8°
  8.3°21.7°
  6.57
  2.84.3
  180 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 Chelsea with an average high temperature of 79.4°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Maine. In Chelsea, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Chelsea are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Chelsea with an average of 8.3°. This is colder than most places in Maine.


In Chelsea, there are 3.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Maine.


In Chelsea, there are 154.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Maine.


In Chelsea, there are 17.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Maine.


November is the wettest month in Chelsea with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.6 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 43.7 inches in Chelsea means that it is drier than most places in Maine.


May is the rainiest month in Chelsea with 12.4 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.2 rainy days. There are 124.7 rainy days annually in Chelsea, which is less rainy than most places in Maine. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 67.0 inches in Chelsea means that it is about average compared to other places in Maine. January is the snowiest month in Chelsea with 18.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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