Harpswell, Maine 

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Climate in Harpswell, Maine

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

Harpswell averages 66 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 Harpswell. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Harpswell gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 133 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 10
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 66 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

Climate Averages
  Harpswell, MaineUnited States
  49.7 in.38.1 in.
  66.0 in.27.8 in.
  132.7 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  77.9°85.8°
  10.4°21.7°
  6.47
  2.84.3
  3 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 Harpswell with an average high temperature of 77.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Maine. In Harpswell, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Harpswell are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Harpswell with an average of 10.4°. This is warmer than most places in Maine.


In Harpswell, there are 2.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Maine.


In Harpswell, there are 154.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Maine.


In Harpswell, there are 10.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Maine.


November is the wettest month in Harpswell with 5.2 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 Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 49.7 inches in Harpswell means that it is wetter than most places in Maine.


May is the rainiest month in Harpswell with 13.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.4 rainy days. There are 132.7 rainy days annually in Harpswell, which is rainier than most places in Maine. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 66.0 inches in Harpswell means that it is less snowy than most places in Maine. January is the snowiest month in Harpswell with 19.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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