Nantucket County, Massachusetts 

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Climate in Nantucket County, Massachusetts

Nantucket County, Massachusetts gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Nantucket County averages 23 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 201 sunny days per year in Nantucket County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Nantucket County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 118 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 76 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 23 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Nantucket County is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Massachusetts.

9.1 / 5.5

Summer   /   Winter
July, September and August are the most pleasant months in Nantucket County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Nantucket, MassachusettsUnited States
  45.8 in.38.1 in.
  23.0 in.27.8 in.
  118.1 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  76.4°85.8°
  24.6°21.7°
  7.17
  3.74.3
  27 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 Nantucket County with an average high temperature of 76.4°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Massachusetts. In Nantucket County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Nantucket County are July, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Nantucket County with an average of 24.6°. This is one of the warmest places in Massachusetts.


In Nantucket County, there are 0.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Massachusetts.


In Nantucket County, there are 89.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Massachusetts.


In Nantucket County, there are 0.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Massachusetts.


March is the wettest month in Nantucket County with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.8 inches in Nantucket County means that it is one of the driest places in Massachusetts.


December is the rainiest month in Nantucket County with 11.7 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 7.4 rainy days. There are 118.1 rainy days annually in Nantucket County, which is less rainy than most places in Massachusetts. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 23.0 inches in Nantucket County means that it is one of the least snowy places in Massachusetts. February is the snowiest month in Nantucket County with 8.4 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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