Bethesda, Maryland 

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Climate in Bethesda, Maryland

Bethesda, Maryland gets 43 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Bethesda averages 17 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 197 sunny days per year in Bethesda. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Bethesda 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 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 43 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 17 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Bethesda, MarylandUnited States
  42.7 in.38.1 in.
  17.2 in.27.8 in.
  113.9 days106.2 days
  197 days205 days
  86.7°85.8°
  25.3°21.7°
  7.37
  4.14.3
  318 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 Bethesda with an average high temperature of 86.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Maryland. In Bethesda, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Bethesda are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Bethesda with an average of 25.3°. This is about average compared to other places in Maryland.


In Bethesda, there are 23.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Maryland.


In Bethesda, there are 87.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Maryland.


In Bethesda, there are 0.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Maryland.


May is the wettest month in Bethesda with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.7 inches in Bethesda means that it is drier than most places in Maryland.


May is the rainiest month in Bethesda with 11.6 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 8.3 rainy days. There are 113.9 rainy days annually in Bethesda, 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 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 17.2 inches in Bethesda means that it is snowier than most places in Maryland. January is the snowiest month in Bethesda with 6.9 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Great schools, good eating, nice blend of burbs an - 1/29/2008
    Essentially an upscale suburb of Washington DC. Public transport is easy, there's plenty to do (though with none of the edginess of living closer in DC) and it's minutes... Read More

    Real Cost of LIving in Bethesda - 8/26/2007
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