Savannah Metro Area, GA Climate


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The Savannah, GA Metro Area has a humid subtropical climate with hot and humid summers. The average summer temperature is around 82°F (28°C), while the average winter temperature is around 59°F (15°C). Annual precipitation amounts in the area range from 40-50 inches (102-127 cm). In addition, Savannah experiences frequent rainfall throughout the year. The area typically sees about 54 days of heavy rainfall each year, often resulting in severe thunderstorms and occasional flooding. Savannah also gets an average of about 230 sunny days per year.

Savannah Metro Area, Georgia gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Savannah Metro Area averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 217 sunny days per year in Savannah Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Savannah Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 102 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 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 39
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Savannah metro area is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Georgia.

3.8 Summer - 7.9 Winter
October, April and May are the most pleasant months in the Savannah metro area, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateSavannah, GeorgiaUnited States
  48.7 in.38.1 in.
  0.2 in.27.8 in.
  102.3 days106.2 days
  217 days205 days
  91.6°85.8°
  38.9°21.7°
  7.27
  5.24.3
  41 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 the Savannah metro area with an average high temperature of 91.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Georgia. In the Savannah metro area, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Savannah metro area are October, April and May.
In the Savannah metro area, there are 62.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Georgia.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Savannah metro area with an average of 38.9°. This is one of the warmest places in Georgia.
In the Savannah metro area, there are 21.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Georgia.
In the Savannah 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.
Humidity in the Savannah metro area can be stifling in the summer, but pleasant for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are August, July and June. The humid season runs from May-September and the least humid months are October-April.
August is the wettest month in the Savannah metro area with 6.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 2.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.7 inches in the Savannah metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Georgia.
August is the rainiest month in the Savannah metro area with 12.2 days of rain, and May is the driest month with only 6.5 rainy days. There are 102.3 rainy days annually in the Savannah metro area, which is about average compared to other places in Georgia. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 34% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 0.2 inches in the Savannah metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Georgia. December is the snowiest month in the Savannah metro area with 0.1 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.
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