Nahant, Massachusetts 

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Climate in Nahant, Massachusetts

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

Nahant averages 42 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 Nahant. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Nahant gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 122 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 20
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 42 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Nahant, MassachusettsUnited States
  47.0 in.38.1 in.
  41.6 in.27.8 in.
  122.0 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  80.7°85.8°
  20.1°21.7°
  77
  3.24.3
  82 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 Nahant with an average high temperature of 80.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Massachusetts. In Nahant, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Nahant are August, June and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Nahant with an average of 20.1°. This is warmer than most places in Massachusetts.


In Nahant, there are 7.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.


In Nahant, there are 108.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Massachusetts.


In Nahant, there are 1.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Massachusetts.


March is the wettest month in Nahant with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.5 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 26% of yearly precipitation and 24% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.0 inches in Nahant means that it is drier than most places in Massachusetts.


May is the rainiest month in Nahant with 11.7 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.7 rainy days. There are 122.0 rainy days annually in Nahant, 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 24% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 41.6 inches in Nahant means that it is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts. January is the snowiest month in Nahant with 13.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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