Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro Area, Massachusetts 

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Climate in Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro Area, Massachusetts

Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro Area, Massachusetts gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro Area averages 49 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 205 sunny days per year in Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 126 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 49 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro Area ranks 45/100 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
  Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MassachusettsUnited States
  48.5 in.38.1 in.
  49.4 in.27.8 in.
  126.1 days106.2 days
  205 days205 days
  82.3°85.8°
  16.8°21.7°
  4554
  3.44.3
  190 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 Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area with an average high temperature of 82.3°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Massachusetts. In the Boston-Cambridge-Newton 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 Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area with an average of 16.8°. This is colder than most places in Massachusetts.


In the Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area, there are 9.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Massachusetts.


In the Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area, there are 132.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Massachusetts.


In the Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area, there are 3.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Massachusetts.


March is the wettest month in the Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.5 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 27% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.5 inches in the Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area means that it is wetter than most places in Massachusetts.


May is the rainiest month in the Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area with 12.1 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.0 rainy days. There are 126.1 rainy days annually in the Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area, which is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 49.4 inches in the Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area means that it is snowier than most places in Massachusetts.



January is the snowiest month in the Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area with 14.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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