Middlesex County, Massachusetts 

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Climate in Middlesex County, Massachusetts

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

Middlesex County averages 52 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 Middlesex County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Middlesex County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 129 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 52 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Middlesex County ranks 46/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Middlesex, MassachusettsUnited States
  48.0 in.38.1 in.
  51.8 in.27.8 in.
  129.1 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  82.8°85.8°
  16.6°21.7°
  4654
  3.54.3
  227 ft.2443 ft.

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 Middlesex County with an average high temperature of 82.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Massachusetts. In Middlesex County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Middlesex County are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Middlesex County with an average of 16.6°. This is colder than most places in Massachusetts.


In Middlesex County, there are 10.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Massachusetts.


In Middlesex County, there are 132.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Massachusetts.


In Middlesex County, there are 3.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Massachusetts.


March is the wettest month in Middlesex County with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.4 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 26% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.0 inches in Middlesex County means that it is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.


May is the rainiest month in Middlesex County with 12.6 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.1 rainy days. There are 129.1 rainy days annually in Middlesex County, which is rainier than most places in Massachusetts. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 51.8 inches in Middlesex County means that it is snowier than most places in Massachusetts.



January is the snowiest month in Middlesex County with 15.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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