Ocean City, New Jersey 

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Climate in Ocean City, New Jersey

Ocean City, New Jersey gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Ocean City averages 16 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 204 sunny days per year in Ocean City. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Ocean City gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 110 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 16 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Ocean City is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in New Jersey.

7.4 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Ocean City, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Ocean City, New JerseyUnited States
  42.3 in.38.1 in.
  15.7 in.27.8 in.
  109.8 days106.2 days
  204 days205 days
  83.7°85.8°
  25.3°21.7°
  7.47
  3.84.3
  7 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 Ocean City with an average high temperature of 83.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New Jersey. In Ocean City, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Ocean City are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Ocean City with an average of 25.3°. This is warmer than most places in New Jersey.


In Ocean City, there are 10.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New Jersey.


In Ocean City, there are 89.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New Jersey.


In Ocean City, there are 0.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in New Jersey.


August is the wettest month in Ocean City with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 27% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.3 inches in Ocean City means that it is one of the driest places in New Jersey.


April is the rainiest month in Ocean City with 11.2 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.6 rainy days. There are 109.8 rainy days annually in Ocean City, which is one of the least rainy places in New Jersey. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 15.7 inches in Ocean City means that it is less snowy than most places in New Jersey. February is the snowiest month in Ocean City with 7.4 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Ocean City    3 Reviews
    Summer Fun - 2/14/2010
    I've spent many summers in OC since the 1970s. It's a wonderful family town...a dry town! No alcohol sales, no bars! Long boardwalk with 2 amusement parks, a water... Read More

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    small town living w/ big city access - 11/10/2008
    I adore OC. I live 6 blocks from the beach, 2 from the bay. Beautiful scenery. Peaceful surroundings. Summer resort time is a little hectic, but fun. Winters are... Read More

    Safest family Destination - 8/13/2006
    I have summered or lived in Ocean City, NJ since I was born 41 years ago. Change, change, change is the common theme in this city. One constant is safe, family fun! The... Read More


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