West Orange, New Jersey 

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Climate in West Orange, New Jersey

West Orange, New Jersey gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

West Orange averages 26 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 205 sunny days per year in West Orange. The US average is 205 sunny days.

West Orange 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 19
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 26 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for West Orange is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in New Jersey.

7.1 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in West Orange, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  West Orange, New JerseyUnited States
  50.1 in.38.1 in.
  25.6 in.27.8 in.
  120.0 days106.2 days
  205 days205 days
  85.3°85.8°
  19.3°21.7°
  7.17
  3.74.3
  446 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 West Orange with an average high temperature of 85.3°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in New Jersey. In West Orange, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for West Orange are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for West Orange with an average of 19.3°. This is colder than most places in New Jersey.


In West Orange, there are 17.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in New Jersey.


In West Orange, there are 122.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New Jersey.


In West Orange, there are 1.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in New Jersey.


July is the wettest month in West Orange with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 50.1 inches in West Orange means that it is one of the wettest places in New Jersey.


May is the rainiest month in West Orange with 12.1 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.3 rainy days. There are 120.0 rainy days annually in West Orange, which is rainier than most places in New Jersey. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 25.6 inches in West Orange means that it is snowier than most places in New Jersey. February is the snowiest month in West Orange with 8.3 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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