Rochester, New Hampshire 

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Climate in Rochester, New Hampshire

Rochester, New Hampshire gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 202 sunny days per year in Rochester. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Rochester gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 119 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 14
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 51 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Rochester is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in New Hampshire.

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

Climate Averages
  Rochester, New HampshireUnited States
  48.5 in.38.1 in.
  51.4 in.27.8 in.
  119.3 days106.2 days
  202 days205 days
  81.5°85.8°
  13.7°21.7°
  6.87
  3.24.3
  230 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 Rochester with an average high temperature of 81.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in New Hampshire. In Rochester, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Rochester are June, August and July.


In Rochester, there are 7.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in New Hampshire.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Rochester with an average of 13.7°. This is warmer than most places in New Hampshire.


In Rochester, there are 149.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New Hampshire.


In Rochester, there are 6.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in New Hampshire.


Humidity in Rochester is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.


November is the wettest month in Rochester with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.2 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.5 inches in Rochester means that it is wetter than most places in New Hampshire.


May is the rainiest month in Rochester with 11.8 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 7.7 rainy days. There are 119.3 rainy days annually in Rochester, 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 Spring with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 51.4 inches in Rochester means that it is one of the least snowy places in New Hampshire. January is the snowiest month in Rochester with 15.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Rochester    3 Reviews
    the next great place in the Seacoast region - 7/21/2008
    After living here for almost twelve years, I become happier each year with my choice. Rochester has lots of space left for development. It provides good community... Read More

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    The place where YOU know NOTHING, and EVERYONE ELS - 11/16/2007
    Awful horrid place, people have such a terrible attitude and can't (or at least won't) keep to their own business, ALWAYS starting and causing DRAMA, BS, HEADGAMES, and... Read More

    Small Town Living with City Convenience - 12/8/2006
    Rochester is a beautiful New England small town within commuting and shopping distance to Portsmouth and Boston. Close to both the White Mountains and the Seacoast... Read More


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