Brighton, Vermont 

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Climate in Brighton, Vermont

Brighton, Vermont gets 43 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Brighton averages 99 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 176 sunny days per year in Brighton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Brighton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 167 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 78 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 1
Rain: averages 43 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 99 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Brighton is 5.6 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Vermont.

5.6 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Brighton, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Brighton, VermontUnited States
  43.2 in.38.1 in.
  99.3 in.27.8 in.
  167.4 days106.2 days
  176 days205 days
  77.5°85.8°
  0.5°21.7°
  5.67
  34.3
  1225 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 Brighton with an average high temperature of 77.5°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Vermont. In Brighton, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Brighton are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Brighton with an average of 0.5°. This is one of the coldest places in Vermont.


In Brighton, there are 1.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Vermont.


In Brighton, there are 190.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Vermont.


In Brighton, there are 43.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Vermont.


August is the wettest month in Brighton with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 31% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 43.2 inches in Brighton means that it is wetter than most places in Vermont.


December is the rainiest month in Brighton with 16.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 11.8 rainy days. There are 167.4 rainy days annually in Brighton, which is rainier than most places in Vermont. The rainiest season is Winter when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 99.3 inches in Brighton means that it is snowier than most places in Vermont. January is the snowiest month in Brighton with 23.4 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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