Riva, Maryland 

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Climate in Riva, Maryland

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

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

On average, there are 212 sunny days per year in Riva. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Riva 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


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.4 / 10
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Riva, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Riva, MarylandUnited States
  45.2 in.38.1 in.
  12.2 in.27.8 in.
  109.9 days106.2 days
  212 days205 days
  87.2°85.8°
  28.0°21.7°
  7.47
  44.3
  43 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 Riva with an average high temperature of 87.2°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Maryland. In Riva, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Riva are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Riva with an average of 28.0°. This is warmer than most places in Maryland.


In Riva, there are 21.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Maryland.


In Riva, there are 65.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Maryland.


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


May is the wettest month in Riva with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.2 inches in Riva means that it is wetter than most places in Maryland.


May is the rainiest month in Riva with 10.5 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.8 rainy days. There are 109.9 rainy days annually in Riva, 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 12.2 inches in Riva means that it is less snowy than most places in Maryland. January is the snowiest month in Riva with 6.5 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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