Bergen County, New Jersey 

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Climate in Bergen County, New Jersey

Bergen County, New Jersey gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Bergen County averages 26 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 207 sunny days per year in Bergen County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Bergen 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 22
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 26 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Bergen County is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in New Jersey.

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Summer   /   Winter
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Bergen County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Bergen, New JerseyUnited States
  48.1 in.38.1 in.
  25.8 in.27.8 in.
  120.1 days106.2 days
  207 days205 days
  84.1°85.8°
  21.9°21.7°
  7.27
  3.84.3
  209 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 Bergen County with an average high temperature of 84.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New Jersey. In Bergen County, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Bergen County are June, September and August.


In Bergen County, there are 14.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New Jersey.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Bergen County with an average of 21.9°. This is colder than most places in New Jersey.


In Bergen County, there are 100.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New Jersey.


In Bergen County, there are 2.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in New Jersey.


The humidity is usually comfortable in Bergen County but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.


July is the wettest month in Bergen County with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.1 inches in Bergen County means that it is about average compared to other places in New Jersey.


April is the rainiest month in Bergen County with 11.5 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.5 rainy days. There are 120.1 rainy days annually in Bergen County, which is rainier than most places in New Jersey. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 25.8 inches in Bergen County means that it is snowier than most places in New Jersey. February is the snowiest month in Bergen County with 7.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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