Boston, Massachusetts 

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Climate in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 39 inches of rain per year.

Boston averages 52 inches of snow per year. The US average is 26 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 200 sunny days per year in Boston. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Summer High: the July high is around 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19

Sperling's Comfort Index for Boston is a 50 out of 100
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


Boston gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 79 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.


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  CLIMATEBoston, MassachusettsUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)48.839.2
  Snowfall (in.)51.725.8
  Precipitation Days79.0102.0
  Sunny Days200205
  Avg. July High82.386.1
  Avg. Jan. Low19.222.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)5054
  UV Index3.44.3
  Elevation ft.601443
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    Reviews for Boston    111 Reviews
    Not for me - 3/13/2018
    I wouldn't go near Boston unless you make or will make at least 150K a year. Better check the cost of living. Rent here is two or three times what it is in most US... Read More

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    Historical, culture, - 2/7/2018
    Very convenient to get around by foot.. car traffic is more difficult. Top on historic, preservation, like walking back in history. North End, Haymarket Square, Boston... Read More

    Ya know what? - 1/11/2018
    The worst thing about Boston is that it is so expensive. And you know why? Supply and demand: people want to live here. I don't understand all the bad reviews. ... Read More

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