Plymouth, Maine 

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Climate in Plymouth, Maine

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

Plymouth averages 74 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 199 sunny days per year in Plymouth. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Plymouth gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 131 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 3
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 74 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Plymouth is 6.2 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Maine.

6.2 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Plymouth, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Plymouth, MaineUnited States
  44.3 in.38.1 in.
  73.6 in.27.8 in.
  131.1 days106.2 days
  199 days205 days
  79.2°85.8°
  3.2°21.7°
  6.27
  34.3
  266 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 Plymouth with an average high temperature of 79.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Maine. In Plymouth, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Plymouth are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Plymouth with an average of 3.2°. This is one of the coldest places in Maine.


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


In Plymouth, there are 175.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Maine.


In Plymouth, there are 30.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Maine.


November is the wettest month in Plymouth 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 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.3 inches in Plymouth means that it is drier than most places in Maine.


June is the rainiest month in Plymouth with 13.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.8 rainy days. There are 131.1 rainy days annually in Plymouth, which is rainier 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 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 73.6 inches in Plymouth means that it is snowier than most places in Maine. January is the snowiest month in Plymouth with 18.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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