Albany, New York 

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Climate in Albany, New York

Albany, New York gets 40 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Albany averages 52 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 182 sunny days per year in Albany. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Albany gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 134 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 15
Rain: averages 40 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 52 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Albany is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in New York.

6.8 / 10
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Albany, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Albany, New YorkUnited States
  39.5 in.38.1 in.
  51.6 in.27.8 in.
  134.1 days106.2 days
  182 days205 days
  83.2°85.8°
  14.5°21.7°
  6.87
  3.54.3
  148 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 Albany with an average high temperature of 83.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in New York. In Albany, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Albany are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Albany with an average of 14.5°. This is colder than most places in New York.


In Albany, there are 9.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in New York.


In Albany, there are 132.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in New York.


In Albany, there are 7.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in New York.


July is the wettest month in Albany with 4.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 39.5 inches in Albany means that it is drier than most places in New York.


May is the rainiest month in Albany with 13.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.3 rainy days. There are 134.1 rainy days annually in Albany, which is about average compared to other places in New York. 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 51.6 inches in Albany means that it is about average compared to other places in New York. January is the snowiest month in Albany with 15.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Albany    55 Reviews
    yup - 10/3/2020
    I’ve lived just outside of Albany in Clifton Park and its always been decent for me. The town is nice and theres a lot to do. The prices are a little expensive including... Read More

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    Why not retire here? - 7/29/2020
    Good place to retire. Walkable. Young people. Buses. Sidewalks. Feel safe here in Whitehall neighborhood. Plenty to do. Taxes in ny are high,but you get what you pay... Read More

    Horrible Weather Year Round - 4/6/2018
    I've lived in the capital region Albany area since 1976. Albany's cost of living,(with the exception of property taxes,) is reasonable. There are a lot of things to do... Read More


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