Bel Air, Maryland 

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Climate in Bel Air, Maryland

Bel Air, Maryland gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Bel Air averages 18 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 Bel Air. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Bel Air gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 124 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 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 18 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.3 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Bel Air, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Bel Air, MarylandUnited States
  46.8 in.38.1 in.
  18.3 in.27.8 in.
  123.8 days106.2 days
  213 days205 days
  88.5°85.8°
  24.8°21.7°
  7.37
  3.94.3
  387 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 Bel Air with an average high temperature of 88.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Maryland. In Bel Air, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Bel Air are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Bel Air with an average of 24.8°. This is about average compared to other places in Maryland.


In Bel Air, there are 30.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Maryland.


In Bel Air, there are 90.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Maryland.


In Bel Air, there are 0.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Maryland.


September is the wettest month in Bel Air with 4.7 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 46.8 inches in Bel Air means that it is one of the wettest places in Maryland.


April is the rainiest month in Bel Air with 12.0 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.9 rainy days. There are 123.8 rainy days annually in Bel Air, which is rainier 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 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 18.3 inches in Bel Air means that it is snowier than most places in Maryland. February is the snowiest month in Bel Air with 7.9 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Bel Air    11 Reviews
    It's just OK here - 1/20/2013
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    Nice area; growing too fast - 10/1/2010
    As a military wife, I've lived in several states. Maryland isn't the worst, and it isn't the best. There are lots of things I like about this area. It's very scenic,... Read More

    Conservative county in a Democratic state - 10/4/2009
    Bel Air is an excellent place to live in MD. The county is primarily conservative, Republican, in a Democratic state. Interesting... Read More


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