Topeka Metro Area, Kansas 

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Climate in Topeka Metro Area, Kansas

Topeka Metro Area, Kansas gets 38 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Topeka Metro Area averages 15 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 208 sunny days per year in Topeka Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Topeka Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 88 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 18
Rain: averages 38 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 15 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.7 / 5.7

Summer   /   Winter
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in the Topeka metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Topeka, KansasUnited States
  37.8 in.38.1 in.
  14.5 in.27.8 in.
  87.8 days106.2 days
  208 days205 days
  88.9°85.8°
  18.0°21.7°
  7.27
  4.34.3
  1100 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 Topeka metro area with an average high temperature of 88.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Kansas. In the Topeka metro area, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Topeka metro area are September, May and June.


In the Topeka metro area, there are 35.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Kansas.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Topeka metro area with an average of 18.0°. This is about average compared to other places in Kansas.


In the Topeka metro area, there are 119.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Kansas.


In the Topeka metro area, there are 5.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Kansas.


The humidity can be uncomfortably heavy or close in the Topeka metro area during the summer months. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most humid months in the Topeka metro area.


June is the wettest month in the Topeka metro area with 5.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 37.8 inches in the Topeka metro area means that it is wetter than most places in Kansas.


May is the rainiest month in the Topeka metro area with 10.6 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.5 rainy days. There are 87.8 rainy days annually in the Topeka metro area, which is rainier than most places in Kansas. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 14.5 inches in the Topeka metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Kansas. January is the snowiest month in the Topeka metro area with 4.1 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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