Newburyport, MA 

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Climate in Newburyport, MA

Newburyport, MA enjoys a moderate climate with mild winters and warm summers. Temperatures typically remain around 55-70 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months and 25-45 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter months. Rainfall is spread out evenly throughout the year with an average of 45 inches annually. On average, there are 205 sunny days each year in Newburyport, providing ample opportunity for outdoor activities. The humidity levels tend to be high but the ocean breezes help to keep temperatures comfortable.

Newburyport, Massachusetts gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Newburyport averages 57 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 204 sunny days per year in Newburyport. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Newburyport gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 130 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 14
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 57 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Newburyport is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Massachusetts.

9.2 / 4.6

Summer   /   Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Newburyport, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Newburyport, MassachusettsUnited States
  49.9 in.38.1 in.
  56.5 in.27.8 in.
  129.5 days106.2 days
  204 days205 days
  36 ft.2443 ft.


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 Newburyport with an average high temperature of 82.4°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Massachusetts. In Newburyport, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Newburyport are June, August and July.

In Newburyport, there are 9.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Massachusetts.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Newburyport with an average of 14.3°. This is colder than most places in Massachusetts.

In Newburyport, there are 149.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Massachusetts.

In Newburyport, there are 6.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Massachusetts.

Humidity in Newburyport is generally low and comfortable. But there some days when the humidity becomes unpleasant, especially in July and August. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.

March is the wettest month in Newburyport with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 3.5 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 28% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 49.9 inches in Newburyport means that it is wetter than most places in Massachusetts.

May is the rainiest month in Newburyport with 12.7 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.4 rainy days. There are 129.5 rainy days annually in Newburyport, which is rainier than most places in Massachusetts. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 56.5 inches in Newburyport means that it is one of the snowiest places in Massachusetts. January is the snowiest month in Newburyport with 17.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Newburyport    7 Reviews
    A great place town to visit or live in - 6/21/2014
    Newburyport has all four seasons that are fair and great. Spring and Fall is very nice in the Port! Summer can be very hot as much as I dislike it, but I always go... Read More

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    Living In Newburyport - 4/17/2010
    I was born and raised in Newburyport,I have moved away several times but always seem to end up back here since I have kids and my entire family still lives here and... Read More

    Living in Newburyport - 8/19/2009
    Newburyport Nightlife I love this city. I lived in Europe for 18 years, and when I came back to live in New England, I briefly lived in my home town of Winchester... Read More

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