Canaan, New Hampshire 

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Climate in Canaan, New Hampshire

Canaan, New Hampshire gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Canaan averages 72 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 199 sunny days per year in Canaan. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Canaan gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 135 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 78 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 8
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 72 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Canaan is 6.1 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in New Hampshire.

6.1 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Canaan, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Canaan, New HampshireUnited States
  45.9 in.38.1 in.
  71.9 in.27.8 in.
  135.1 days106.2 days
  199 days205 days
  78.2°85.8°
  7.7°21.7°
  6.17
  3.14.3
  958 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 Canaan with an average high temperature of 78.2°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in New Hampshire. In Canaan, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Canaan are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Canaan with an average of 7.7°. This is colder than most places in New Hampshire.


In Canaan, there are 1.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in New Hampshire.


In Canaan, there are 173.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New Hampshire.


In Canaan, there are 21.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in New Hampshire.


October is the wettest month in Canaan with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.9 inches in Canaan means that it is about average compared to other places in New Hampshire.


June is the rainiest month in Canaan with 12.8 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.7 rainy days. There are 135.1 rainy days annually in Canaan, which is rainier than most places in New Hampshire. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 71.9 inches in Canaan means that it is snowier than most places in New Hampshire. January is the snowiest month in Canaan with 18.5 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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