Westlake, OH 

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Climate in Westlake, OH

Westlake, OH has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons that bring a variety of weather. Summers are typically warm and humid, with July being the hottest month and temperatures averaging in the mid-80s. Winters are usually cold but mild, with snowfall common and temperatures usually ranging from the upper 20s to lower 30s. Spring and Fall tend to be fairly mild with rain showers and occasional thunderstorms. Overall, Westlake has a relatively moderate climate throughout most of the year, which makes it an ideal place to live.

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

Westlake averages 53 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 160 sunny days per year in Westlake. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Westlake gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 140 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 22
Rain: averages 39 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 53 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Westlake is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Ohio.

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

Climate Averages
  Westlake, OhioUnited States
  39.3 in.38.1 in.
  52.8 in.27.8 in.
  139.5 days106.2 days
  160 days205 days
  709 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 Westlake with an average high temperature of 83.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Ohio. In Westlake, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Westlake are June, August and September.

In Westlake, there are 10.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Ohio.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Westlake with an average of 22.0°. This is one of the warmest places in Ohio.

In Westlake, there are 101.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Ohio.

In Westlake, there are 2.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Ohio.

The humidity is usually comfortable in Westlake 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 Westlake with 3.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 39.3 inches in Westlake means that it is about average compared to other places in Ohio.

December is the rainiest month in Westlake with 13.9 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 9.2 rainy days. There are 139.5 rainy days annually in Westlake, which is rainier than most places in Ohio. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 52.8 inches in Westlake means that it is one of the snowiest places in Ohio. January is the snowiest month in Westlake with 14.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Westlake    4 Reviews
    Great Place to live - 7/5/2009
    I have been living in Westlake for over 5 years and I absolutely love it! Crocker Park is a wonderful place to hang out with the family and pets and there are great... Read More

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    Great community but... - 12/1/2006
    people are a little stodgy and snobbish and taxes are definitely NOT low. You get taxed for everything, including double-taxed for working in another community (i.e.... Read More

    Loved it. - 12/15/2005
    I am a Southerner, but the best years of my life were in Westlake. The Cleveland Metroparks are tops. ... Read More

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