Andover, Massachusetts 

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Climate in Andover, Massachusetts

Andover, Massachusetts gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Andover averages 52 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 201 sunny days per year in Andover. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Andover gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 126 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 52 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Andover is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Massachusetts.

7 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Andover, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Andover, MassachusettsUnited States
  47.6 in.38.1 in.
  51.6 in.27.8 in.
  126.1 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  82.8°85.8°
  17.3°21.7°
  77
  3.24.3
  184 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 Andover with an average high temperature of 82.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Massachusetts. In Andover, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Andover are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Andover with an average of 17.3°. This is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.


In Andover, there are 9.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Massachusetts.


In Andover, there are 122.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.


In Andover, there are 2.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.


March is the wettest month in Andover with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.5 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 27% of yearly precipitation and 24% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.6 inches in Andover means that it is drier than most places in Massachusetts.


May is the rainiest month in Andover with 12.3 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.9 rainy days. There are 126.1 rainy days annually in Andover, which is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts. 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 51.6 inches in Andover means that it is snowier than most places in Massachusetts. January is the snowiest month in Andover with 16.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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