Annapolis, Maryland 

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Climate in Annapolis, Maryland

Annapolis, Maryland gets 45 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Annapolis averages 12 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 208 sunny days per year in Annapolis. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Annapolis gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 110 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 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 28
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 12 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Annapolis is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Maryland.

7.6 / 6

Summer   /   Winter
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Annapolis, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Annapolis, MarylandUnited States
  45.3 in.38.1 in.
  12.0 in.27.8 in.
  110.1 days106.2 days
  208 days205 days
  43 ft.2443 ft.


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 Annapolis with an average high temperature of 87.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Maryland. In Annapolis, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Annapolis are September, May and June.

In Annapolis, there are 19.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Maryland.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Annapolis with an average of 28.4°. This is one of the warmest places in Maryland.

In Annapolis, there are 62.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Maryland.

In Annapolis, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Maryland.

The humidity can be uncomfortably heavy or close in Annapolis during the summer months. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most humid months in Annapolis.

May is the wettest month in Annapolis with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.3 inches in Annapolis means that it is wetter than most places in Maryland.

May is the rainiest month in Annapolis with 10.6 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.8 rainy days. There are 110.1 rainy days annually in Annapolis, which is less rainy than most places in Maryland. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 12.0 inches in Annapolis means that it is less snowy than most places in Maryland. January is the snowiest month in Annapolis with 6.5 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Annapolis    30 Reviews
    Has its charms but a bit noisy and expensive - 4/22/2020
    Well, I really would give living in Annapolis 3.5 stars. I moved here by myself several years ago. One of the highs of this place is that there are a lot of terrific... Read More

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    Enjoyed Annapolis- But Chose Another City - 2/4/2019
    When we were trying to decide where in the USA to relocate to, Annapolis had enough interest that it made our list. Ultimately, we found a different city that offered... Read More

    Nap Town - 9/4/2016
    Used to be "happening" in the 80's early 90's when home grown businesses were able to set up shop downtown. Now the state of MD has homogenized everything with big... Read More

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