Hancock County, ME Climate


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Hancock, ME County has a humid continental climate, with cold winters and warm summers. On average, temperatures range from the low 20s in winter to around 70 degrees Fahrenheit in summer. Snowfall is common during winter months, while average precipitation throughout the year tends to be moderate. The county's oceanic influence also contributes to its mild climate, as coastal areas experience less extreme temperatures compared to inland parts of Maine. Despite some seasonal fluctuations in temperature and precipitation, Hancock County generally enjoys a pleasant climate year-round.

Hancock County, Maine gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Hancock County averages 67 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 192 sunny days per year in Hancock County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Hancock County 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 78 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 7
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 67 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

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

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

  ClimateHancock, MaineUnited States
  48.1 in.38.1 in.
  66.6 in.27.8 in.
  120.4 days106.2 days
  192 days205 days
  78.0°85.8°
  7.4°21.7°
  6.47
  2.94.3
  276 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 Hancock County with an average high temperature of 78.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Maine. In Hancock County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Hancock County are July, August and June.
In Hancock County, there are 2.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Maine.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Hancock County with an average of 7.4°. This is colder than most places in Maine.
In Hancock County, there are 158.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Maine.
In Hancock County, there are 19.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Maine.
Humidity in Hancock 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 Hancock County with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.2 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.1 inches in Hancock County means that it is about average compared to other places in Maine.
May is the rainiest month in Hancock County with 11.6 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 8.8 rainy days. There are 120.4 rainy days annually in Hancock County, which is less rainy than most places in Maine. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 66.6 inches in Hancock County means that it is less snowy than most places in Maine. January is the snowiest month in Hancock County with 17.8 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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