Worcester, Massachusetts 

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Climate in Worcester, Massachusetts

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

Worcester 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 Worcester. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Worcester 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 14
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 Worcester is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Massachusetts.

6.7 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Worcester, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Worcester, MassachusettsUnited States
  48.3 in.38.1 in.
  50.5 in.27.8 in.
  129.8 days106.2 days
  197 days205 days
  80.2°85.8°
  14.1°21.7°
  6.77
  3.34.3
  479 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 Worcester with an average high temperature of 80.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Massachusetts. In Worcester, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Worcester are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Worcester with an average of 14.1°. This is colder than most places in Massachusetts.


In Worcester, there are 3.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Massachusetts.


In Worcester, there are 146.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Massachusetts.


In Worcester, there are 7.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Massachusetts.


October is the wettest month in Worcester with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.3 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 26% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.3 inches in Worcester means that it is wetter than most places in Massachusetts.


May is the rainiest month in Worcester with 13.1 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.3 rainy days. There are 129.8 rainy days annually in Worcester, 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 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 50.5 inches in Worcester means that it is snowier than most places in Massachusetts. January is the snowiest month in Worcester with 15.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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