Lafayette, Tennessee 

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Climate in Lafayette, Tennessee

Lafayette, Tennessee gets 53 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Lafayette averages 7 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

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

Lafayette gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 106 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 26
Rain: averages 53 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 7 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Lafayette is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Tennessee.

7.3 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Lafayette, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Lafayette, TennesseeUnited States
  52.6 in.38.1 in.
  7.1 in.27.8 in.
  106.3 days106.2 days
  205 days205 days
  88.1°85.8°
  25.5°21.7°
  7.37
  4.64.3
  958 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.


August is the hottest month for Lafayette with an average high temperature of 88.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Tennessee. In Lafayette, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lafayette are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lafayette with an average of 25.5°. This is colder than most places in Tennessee.


In Lafayette, there are 32.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Tennessee.


In Lafayette, there are 81.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Tennessee.


In Lafayette, there are 0.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Tennessee.


May is the wettest month in Lafayette with 5.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.7 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 28% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 52.6 inches in Lafayette means that it is drier than most places in Tennessee.


May is the rainiest month in Lafayette with 10.5 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 6.7 rainy days. There are 106.3 rainy days annually in Lafayette, which is less rainy than most places in Tennessee. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 7.1 inches in Lafayette means that it is snowier than most places in Tennessee. January is the snowiest month in Lafayette with 3.0 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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