Cumberland County, ME Climate


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Cumberland County, ME has a humid continental climate, with four distinct seasons. In the summer months, temperatures tend to be warm and humid, while in the winter months temperatures are typically cold. The average annual temperature is 44 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average snowfall is around 50 inches per year. Precipitation levels are generally moderate throughout the year, but summers are usually more wet than winters. Summers often bring thunderstorms as well, which can cause flooding in some areas. The area also experiences strong winds during certain times of the year due to its coastal location. Overall, Cumberland County has a pleasant climate that allows for mild winters and hot summers.

Cumberland County, Maine gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Cumberland County averages 69 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 200 sunny days per year in Cumberland County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Cumberland County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 132 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 79 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 9
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 69 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Cumberland County is 6.4 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Maine.

9.1 Summer - 4 Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Cumberland County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateCumberland, MaineUnited States
  49.0 in.38.1 in.
  69.3 in.27.8 in.
  132.0 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  78.8°85.8°
  9.3°21.7°
  6.47
  2.84.3
  277 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 Cumberland County with an average high temperature of 78.8°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Maine. In Cumberland County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Cumberland County are August, July and June.
In Cumberland County, there are 3.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Maine.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Cumberland County with an average of 9.3°. This is about average compared to other places in Maine.
In Cumberland County, there are 159.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Maine.
In Cumberland County, there are 15.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Maine.
Humidity in Cumberland County is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.
November is the wettest month in Cumberland County with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 3.4 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 49.0 inches in Cumberland County means that it is wetter than most places in Maine.
June is the rainiest month in Cumberland County with 12.9 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.1 rainy days. There are 132.0 rainy days annually in Cumberland County, which is rainier than most places in Maine. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 69.3 inches in Cumberland County means that it is about average compared to other places in Maine. January is the snowiest month in Cumberland County with 19.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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