Trenton, New Jersey 

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Climate in Trenton, New Jersey

Trenton, New Jersey gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Trenton averages 20 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 201 sunny days per year in Trenton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Trenton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 120 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 22
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 20 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Trenton is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in New Jersey.

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Summer   /   Winter
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Trenton, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Trenton, New JerseyUnited States
  47.5 in.38.1 in.
  19.9 in.27.8 in.
  120.1 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  85.4°85.8°
  22.1°21.7°
  7.27
  44.3
  59 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 Trenton with an average high temperature of 85.4°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in New Jersey. In Trenton, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Trenton are September, June and August.


In Trenton, there are 16.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in New Jersey.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Trenton with an average of 22.1°. This is colder than most places in New Jersey.


In Trenton, there are 107.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in New Jersey.


In Trenton, there are 0.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in New Jersey.


The humidity is usually comfortable in Trenton but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.


July is the wettest month in Trenton with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.5 inches in Trenton means that it is about average compared to other places in New Jersey.


May is the rainiest month in Trenton with 11.6 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.6 rainy days. There are 120.1 rainy days annually in Trenton, which is rainier than most places in New Jersey. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 19.9 inches in Trenton means that it is less snowy than most places in New Jersey. February is the snowiest month in Trenton with 6.2 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Trenton    7 Reviews
    Gang Infested - 10/4/2010
    Trenton used to be a nice place to live I was born here but moved away in my early teens. I still had family in Trenton and therefore visited often, the city is now... Read More

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    The Weather - 8/11/2010
    If you're a person who likes the dramatic change is seasons, then this is the place for you. I want to move toa place where it's basically mild weather...not one day... Read More

    Trenton, New Jersey - 5/26/2010
    I'm born and raised in Trenton New Jersey and like most cities in the northeast it's seen better days. That's not to say that life here isn't enjoyable. You do have... Read More


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