Clifton, Maine 

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Climate in Clifton, Maine

Clifton, Maine gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Clifton averages 69 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 178 sunny days per year in Clifton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Clifton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 121 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 7
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 69 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

Climate Averages
  Clifton, MaineUnited States
  42.4 in.38.1 in.
  69.0 in.27.8 in.
  121.2 days106.2 days
  178 days205 days
  79.7°85.8°
  7.0°21.7°
  6.47
  34.3
  302 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 Clifton with an average high temperature of 79.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Maine. In Clifton, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Clifton are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Clifton with an average of 7.0°. This is colder than most places in Maine.


In Clifton, there are 4.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Maine.


In Clifton, there are 158.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Maine.


In Clifton, there are 20.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Maine.


November is the wettest month in Clifton with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.6 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 28% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.4 inches in Clifton means that it is drier than most places in Maine.


May is the rainiest month in Clifton with 11.6 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.6 rainy days. There are 121.2 rainy days annually in Clifton, which is less rainy than most 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 69.0 inches in Clifton means that it is about average compared to other places in Maine. January is the snowiest month in Clifton with 20.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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