Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Metro Area, Georgia 

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Climate in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Metro Area, Georgia

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Metro Area, Georgia gets 51 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Metro Area averages 1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 219 sunny days per year in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 105 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 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 31
Rain: averages 51 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Metro Area ranks 64/100 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
  Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GeorgiaUnited States
  51.2 in.38.1 in.
  1.2 in.27.8 in.
  105.4 days106.2 days
  219 days205 days
  88.9°85.8°
  31.3°21.7°
  6454
  5.14.3
  919 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 the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metro area with an average high temperature of 88.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Georgia. In the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metro area are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metro area with an average of 31.3°. This is colder than most places in Georgia.


In the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metro area, there are 36.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Georgia.


In the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metro area, there are 56.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Georgia.


In the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metro area, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Georgia.


July is the wettest month in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metro area with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.5 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 27% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 51.2 inches in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metro area means that it is wetter than most places in Georgia.


July is the rainiest month in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metro area with 10.5 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.7 rainy days. There are 105.4 rainy days annually in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metro area, which is rainier than most places in Georgia. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 1.2 inches in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metro area means that it is snowier than most places in Georgia.



January is the snowiest month in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metro area with 0.6 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall.


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