Media, Pennsylvania 

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Climate in Media, Pennsylvania

Media, Pennsylvania gets 43 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Media averages 13 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 204 sunny days per year in Media. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Media gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 109 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 24
Rain: averages 43 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 13 inches of snow a year


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

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Summer   /   Winter
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Media, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Media, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  43.4 in.38.1 in.
  13.4 in.27.8 in.
  108.9 days106.2 days
  204 days205 days
  285 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 Media with an average high temperature of 86.4°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Pennsylvania. In Media, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Media are September, June and May.

In Media, there are 20.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Pennsylvania.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Media with an average of 24.3°. This is one of the warmest places in Pennsylvania.

In Media, there are 90.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Pennsylvania.

In Media, there are 0.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Pennsylvania.

The humidity is usually comfortable in Media 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.

July is the wettest month in Media with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 43.4 inches in Media means that it is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania.

April is the rainiest month in Media with 10.3 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 7.8 rainy days. There are 108.9 rainy days annually in Media, which is one of the least rainy places in Pennsylvania. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 13.4 inches in Media means that it is one of the least snowy places in Pennsylvania. January is the snowiest month in Media with 5.0 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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