Westerly, Rhode Island 

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Climate in Westerly, Rhode Island

Westerly, Rhode Island gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Westerly averages 27 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 Westerly. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Westerly gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 120 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 22
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 27 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Westerly is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Rhode Island.

7.1 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Westerly, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Westerly, Rhode IslandUnited States
  48.0 in.38.1 in.
  27.0 in.27.8 in.
  120.2 days106.2 days
  206 days205 days
  79.6°85.8°
  21.5°21.7°
  7.17
  3.64.3
  36 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 Westerly with an average high temperature of 79.6°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Rhode Island. In Westerly, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Westerly are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Westerly with an average of 21.5°. This is warmer than most places in Rhode Island.


In Westerly, there are 1.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Rhode Island.


In Westerly, there are 108.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Rhode Island.


In Westerly, there are 1.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Rhode Island.


March is the wettest month in Westerly with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.0 inches in Westerly means that it is drier than most places in Rhode Island.


May is the rainiest month in Westerly with 11.7 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 8.9 rainy days. There are 120.2 rainy days annually in Westerly, which is less rainy than most places in Rhode Island. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 27.0 inches in Westerly means that it is less snowy than most places in Rhode Island. February is the snowiest month in Westerly with 7.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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