Baltimore, Maryland 

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Climate in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Baltimore averages 19 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 213 sunny days per year in Baltimore. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Baltimore gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 114 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 27
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 19 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Baltimore is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Maryland.

7.4 / 5.9

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September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Baltimore, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Baltimore, MarylandUnited States
  42.3 in.38.1 in.
  18.5 in.27.8 in.
  113.6 days106.2 days
  213 days205 days
  33 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 Baltimore with an average high temperature of 88.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Maryland. In Baltimore, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Baltimore are September, May and June.

In Baltimore, there are 34.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Maryland.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Baltimore with an average of 27.4°. This is warmer than most places in Maryland.

In Baltimore, there are 73.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Maryland.

In Baltimore, there are 0.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Maryland.

The humidity is usually acceptable in Baltimore but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most uncomfortably humid months in Baltimore.

September is the wettest month in Baltimore with 4.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 26% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.3 inches in Baltimore means that it is drier than most places in Maryland.

May is the rainiest month in Baltimore with 11.1 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.2 rainy days. There are 113.6 rainy days annually in Baltimore, which is about average compared to other 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 18.5 inches in Baltimore means that it is snowier than most places in Maryland. January is the snowiest month in Baltimore with 7.0 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Baltimore    102 Reviews
    Baltimore have a bright Future - 6/17/2021
    Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn , Detroit and the list goes on were all very bad 20 years ago . If you have a chance to visit them now . You'll wish you had moved in to those... Read More

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    Third Best Place in PA - 4/29/2021
    Came to Balt a less, ended up balting a more. In all seriousness, its an okay... Read More

    Not a good place to live. - 5/4/2020
    I've lived in Baltimore, MD all of my life. I remember when Jobs were plentiful, food was to die for, the city was very diverse. After the 80's and drugs entered the... Read More

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