Scituate, Massachusetts 

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Climate in Scituate, Massachusetts

Scituate, Massachusetts gets 52 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Scituate averages 43 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 Scituate. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Scituate gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 129 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 20
Rain: averages 52 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 43 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Scituate 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 Scituate, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Scituate, MassachusettsUnited States
  52.4 in.38.1 in.
  43.1 in.27.8 in.
  129.0 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  83.2°85.8°
  19.6°21.7°
  77
  3.34.3
  33 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 Scituate with an average high temperature of 83.2°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Massachusetts. In Scituate, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Scituate are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Scituate with an average of 19.6°. This is warmer than most places in Massachusetts.


In Scituate, there are 12.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Massachusetts.


In Scituate, there are 117.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.


In Scituate, 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 Scituate with 5.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 3.8 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 27% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 52.4 inches in Scituate means that it is one of the wettest places in Massachusetts.


December is the rainiest month in Scituate with 12.0 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 9.0 rainy days. There are 129.0 rainy days annually in Scituate, which is rainier than most places in Massachusetts. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 43.1 inches in Scituate means that it is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts. January is the snowiest month in Scituate with 12.6 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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