Staten Island, New York 

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Climate in Staten Island, New York

Staten Island, New York gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Staten Island averages 25 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 206 sunny days per year in Staten Island. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Staten Island gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 117 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 25
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 25 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Staten Island is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in New York.

7.3 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Staten Island, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Staten Island, New YorkUnited States
  47.1 in.38.1 in.
  25.3 in.27.8 in.
  117.2 days106.2 days
  206 days205 days
  85.2°85.8°
  24.8°21.7°
  7.37
  3.84.3
  161 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 Staten Island with an average high temperature of 85.2°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in New York. In Staten Island, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Staten Island are September, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Staten Island with an average of 24.8°. This is warmer than most places in New York.


In Staten Island, there are 17.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in New York.


In Staten Island, there are 82.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in New York.


In Staten Island, there are 0.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in New York.


July is the wettest month in Staten Island with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.1 inches in Staten Island means that it is wetter than most places in New York.


April is the rainiest month in Staten Island with 11.4 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.3 rainy days. There are 117.2 rainy days annually in Staten Island, which is less rainy than most places in New York. 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 25.3 inches in Staten Island means that it is less snowy than most places in New York. February is the snowiest month in Staten Island with 8.4 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Staten Island    2 Reviews
    It is pretty, but expensive and has crowded roads. - 7/30/2019
    Expensive housing. Lots of traffic at times, but still many times nicer than the rest of NYC. Staten Island has a few beautiful beaches, and overall most of the people... Read More

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    Do not move here - 10/6/2018
    Low quality of life, expect a 60-90 minute commute if you live here as there are no jobs on the island. As for the people, they are very rude and miserable, have serious... Read More


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