Brookline, MA Climate


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Brookline, MA has a humid continental climate, characterized by hot summers and cold winters. The average temperature in July is around 72°F (22°C), while the average temperature in January is around 28°F (-2°C). Due to its location close to the ocean, Brookline experiences relatively consistent precipitation throughout the year with an annual average of 44 inches (110 cm). Snowfall averages 39 inches (99 cm) per year. Spring and summer are generally mild and humid, while autumn and winter tend to be wet and chilly.

Brookline, Massachusetts gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Brookline averages 49 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 Brookline. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Brookline gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 131 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 19
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 49 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Brookline is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.

9.2 Summer - 4.8 Winter
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Brookline, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateBrookline, MassachusettsUnited States
  47.2 in.38.1 in.
  49.3 in.27.8 in.
  131.2 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  82.7°85.8°
  18.6°21.7°
  6.97
  3.54.3
  26 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 Brookline with an average high temperature of 82.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Massachusetts. In Brookline, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Brookline are June, August and September.
In Brookline, there are 11.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Massachusetts.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Brookline with an average of 18.6°. This is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.
In Brookline, there are 122.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.
In Brookline, there are 2.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.
The humidity is usually comfortable in Brookline but some summer days can be muggy. July is the most humid month, though it is still relatively mild compared to many other places. The most humid months are July, August and June.
March is the wettest month in Brookline with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.4 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 26% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.2 inches in Brookline means that it is drier than most places in Massachusetts.
May is the rainiest month in Brookline with 12.6 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.0 rainy days. There are 131.2 rainy days annually in Brookline, which is one of the rainiest 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 49.3 inches in Brookline means that it is snowier than most places in Massachusetts. January is the snowiest month in Brookline with 14.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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