Ocean County, New Jersey 

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Climate in Ocean County, New Jersey

Ocean County, New Jersey gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Ocean County averages 15 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 206 sunny days per year in Ocean County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Ocean County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 110 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 23
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 15 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Ocean County is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in New Jersey.

7.3 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Ocean County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Ocean, New JerseyUnited States
  46.2 in.38.1 in.
  15.4 in.27.8 in.
  109.5 days106.2 days
  206 days205 days
  84.6°85.8°
  23.4°21.7°
  7.37
  44.3
  82 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 Ocean County with an average high temperature of 84.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New Jersey. In Ocean County, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Ocean County are September, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Ocean County with an average of 23.4°. This is warmer than most places in New Jersey.


In Ocean County, there are 14.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in New Jersey.


In Ocean County, there are 100.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New Jersey.


In Ocean County, there are 0.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in New Jersey.


August is the wettest month in Ocean County with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 46.2 inches in Ocean County means that it is drier than most places in New Jersey.


April is the rainiest month in Ocean County with 10.6 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.8 rainy days. There are 109.5 rainy days annually in Ocean County, which is one of the least rainy 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 15.4 inches in Ocean County means that it is less snowy than most places in New Jersey. February is the snowiest month in Ocean County with 5.5 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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