Somerville, Massachusetts 

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Climate in Somerville, Massachusetts

Somerville, Massachusetts gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Somerville averages 51 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 197 sunny days per year in Somerville. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Somerville gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 134 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 19
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 51 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

6.9 / 10
August, June and September are the most pleasant months in Somerville, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Somerville, MassachusettsUnited States
  48.0 in.38.1 in.
  51.4 in.27.8 in.
  133.6 days106.2 days
  197 days205 days
  82.4°85.8°
  19.1°21.7°
  6.97
  3.54.3
  95 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 Somerville with an average high temperature of 82.4°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Massachusetts. In Somerville, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Somerville are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Somerville with an average of 19.1°. This is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.


In Somerville, there are 10.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Massachusetts.


In Somerville, there are 115.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Massachusetts.


In Somerville, there are 1.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.


March is the wettest month in Somerville with 4.7 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 48.0 inches in Somerville means that it is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.


May is the rainiest month in Somerville with 12.8 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.2 rainy days. There are 133.6 rainy days annually in Somerville, 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 51.4 inches in Somerville means that it is snowier than most places in Massachusetts. January is the snowiest month in Somerville with 15.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Somerville    3 Reviews
    Ready to move on...but where? - 11/17/2011
    I've lived in Somerville/Cambridge for 10 years, the last 4.5 with my husband in Spring Hill. It really is a great place to live if you are in your 20s & 30s: it is... Read More

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    Not too bad a place to live - 9/30/2008
    Living in Somerville is OK. I'm not a 'city' person and I would rather be out in the country some place, but it's not too bad here. I'm in my early 50s and own a house.... Read More

    Davis Square - 2/8/2008
    we are midwest transplants to the Boston area and lucked out by finding this great little neighborhood - right on the train line, little stores and good community - we... Read More


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