Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson Metro Area, Indiana 

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Climate in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson Metro Area, Indiana

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson Metro Area, Indiana gets 43 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson Metro Area averages 20 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 191 sunny days per year in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson Metro Area 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 19
Rain: averages 43 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 20 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metro area is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Indiana.

7.1 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IndianaUnited States
  42.8 in.38.1 in.
  20.4 in.27.8 in.
  120.2 days106.2 days
  191 days205 days
  84.3°85.8°
  18.9°21.7°
  7.17
  3.84.3
  815 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 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metro area with an average high temperature of 84.3°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Indiana. In the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson 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 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metro area are September, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metro area with an average of 18.9°. This is warmer than most places in Indiana.


In the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metro area, there are 12.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Indiana.


In the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metro area, there are 116.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Indiana.


In the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metro area, there are 5.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Indiana.


May is the wettest month in the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metro area with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.3 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 29% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.8 inches in the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Indiana.


May is the rainiest month in the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metro area with 12.4 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.6 rainy days. There are 120.2 rainy days annually in the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metro area, which is rainier than most places in Indiana. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 20.4 inches in the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Indiana. January is the snowiest month in the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metro area with 6.8 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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