Somerset County, New Jersey 

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Climate in Somerset County, New Jersey

Somerset County, New Jersey gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Somerset County averages 25 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 Somerset County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Somerset 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 20
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 25 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.2 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Somerset County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Somerset, New JerseyUnited States
  48.5 in.38.1 in.
  24.5 in.27.8 in.
  117.7 days106.2 days
  206 days205 days
  85.4°85.8°
  20.1°21.7°
  7.27
  3.64.3
  201 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 Somerset County with an average high temperature of 85.4°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in New Jersey. In Somerset County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Somerset County are September, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Somerset County with an average of 20.1°. This is colder than most places in New Jersey.


In Somerset County, there are 16.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in New Jersey.


In Somerset County, there are 122.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New Jersey.


In Somerset County, there are 1.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in New Jersey.


July is the wettest month in Somerset County with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.5 inches in Somerset County means that it is wetter than most places in New Jersey.


May is the rainiest month in Somerset County with 11.7 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.4 rainy days. There are 117.7 rainy days annually in Somerset County, which is about average compared to other 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 24.5 inches in Somerset County means that it is about average compared to other places in New Jersey. February is the snowiest month in Somerset County with 7.9 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    08873, 08844, 08807, 07920, 08876, 07059, 08502, 08805, 08835, 08823, ... 26 more


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