Painesville, OH 

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Climate in Painesville, OH

Painesville, OH has a humid continental climate with warm summers and cold winters. Average temperatures range from 25 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter to 81 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. Precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year with most of it falling as rain, but some snow is seen during the colder months. Painesville experiences an average of 70 days above 80 degrees every year and 11 days below zero. The area usually receives a moderate amount of wind throughout the year due to its proximity to Lake Erie.

Painesville, Ohio gets 39 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Painesville averages 70 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 164 sunny days per year in Painesville. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Painesville gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 162 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 39 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 70 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Painesville is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Ohio.

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Summer   /   Winter
June, August and July are the most pleasant months in Painesville, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Painesville, OhioUnited States
  39.2 in.38.1 in.
  69.5 in.27.8 in.
  161.7 days106.2 days
  164 days205 days
  676 ft.2443 ft.


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 Painesville with an average high temperature of 80.8°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Ohio. In Painesville, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Painesville are June, August and July.

In Painesville, there are 4.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Ohio.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Painesville with an average of 19.1°. This is about average compared to other places in Ohio.

In Painesville, there are 120.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Ohio.

In Painesville, there are 3.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Ohio.

The humidity is usually comfortable in Painesville 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.

June is the wettest month in Painesville with 4.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.2 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 39.2 inches in Painesville means that it is drier than most places in Ohio.

January is the rainiest month in Painesville with 17.4 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 10.4 rainy days. There are 161.7 rainy days annually in Painesville, which is one of the rainiest places in Ohio. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 69.5 inches in Painesville means that it is one of the snowiest places in Ohio. January is the snowiest month in Painesville with 19.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Painesville    2 Reviews
    Painesville, a beautiful place to live! - 2/4/2008
    I have lived in Painesville for the last 16 years. The last 3 generations of my family have lived in Painesville and even attended the local high school, Thomas W.... Read More

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    Painesville: decent place to live, but not that gr - 7/9/2006
    Decent place to live, but downtown painesville is very rundown. If you want to live in Lake County, Ohio, best to live in either Mentor or... Read More

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