Peterborough, New Hampshire 

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Climate in Peterborough, New Hampshire

Peterborough, New Hampshire gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Peterborough averages 68 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 Peterborough. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Peterborough gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 117 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 12
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 68 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Peterborough is 6.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in New Hampshire.

6.5 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Peterborough, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Peterborough, New HampshireUnited States
  47.2 in.38.1 in.
  68.1 in.27.8 in.
  117.1 days106.2 days
  199 days205 days
  80.1°85.8°
  11.7°21.7°
  6.57
  3.24.3
  715 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 Peterborough with an average high temperature of 80.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New Hampshire. In Peterborough, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Peterborough are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Peterborough with an average of 11.7°. This is warmer than most places in New Hampshire.


In Peterborough, there are 5.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New Hampshire.


In Peterborough, there are 160.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in New Hampshire.


In Peterborough, there are 5.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in New Hampshire.


October is the wettest month in Peterborough with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.2 inches in Peterborough means that it is wetter than most places in New Hampshire.


May is the rainiest month in Peterborough with 11.4 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.3 rainy days. There are 117.1 rainy days annually in Peterborough, which is one of the least rainy places in New Hampshire. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 68.1 inches in Peterborough means that it is snowier than most places in New Hampshire. January is the snowiest month in Peterborough with 18.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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