Carmel, Michigan 

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Climate in Carmel, Michigan

Carmel, Michigan gets 35 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Carmel averages 43 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 175 sunny days per year in Carmel. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Carmel gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 132 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 16
Rain: averages 35 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 43 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Carmel is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Michigan.

9.3 / 4.1

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

Climate Averages
  Carmel, MichiganUnited States
  34.6 in.38.1 in.
  42.5 in.27.8 in.
  132.3 days106.2 days
  175 days205 days
  82.1°85.8°
  16.4°21.7°
  6.77
  3.44.3
  899 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 Carmel with an average high temperature of 82.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Michigan. In Carmel, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Carmel are June, August and July.


In Carmel, there are 6.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Michigan.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Carmel with an average of 16.4°. This is warmer than most places in Michigan.


In Carmel, there are 135.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.


In Carmel, there are 6.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan.


Humidity in Carmel 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.


May is the wettest month in Carmel with 3.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 34.6 inches in Carmel means that it is wetter than most places in Michigan.


December is the rainiest month in Carmel with 13.3 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 9.6 rainy days. There are 132.3 rainy days annually in Carmel, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 42.5 inches in Carmel means that it is less snowy than most places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in Carmel with 12.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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