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Climate in Connecticut

Connecticut, Connecticut gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Connecticut averages 37 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 194 sunny days per year in Connecticut. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Connecticut gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 119 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 18
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 37 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

Connecticut's annual BestPlaces Comfort Index of 7.0 (10=best) indicates it is about average compared to other states in the United States.

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August, June and July are the most pleasant months in the state of Connecticut, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Connecticut, ConnecticutUnited States
  50.2 in.38.1 in.
  37.2 in.27.8 in.
  119.4 days106.2 days
  194 days205 days
  82.5°85.8°
  17.5°21.7°
  77
  3.44.3
  436 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 Connecticut with an average high temperature of 82.5°, which ranks it as cooler than most states. In Connecticut, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Connecticut are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Connecticut with an average of 17.5°. This is colder than most of the U.S. states.


Connecticut has 7.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most states in the U.S.


Connecticut has 129.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most states in the U.S.


Connecticut averages 3.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other states in the U.S.


October is the wettest month in Connecticut with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.3 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 26% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. Connecticut's average annual rainfall of 50.2 inches indicates that it is wetter than most states in the United States.


May is the rainiest month in Connecticut with 11.6 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.9 rainy days. Connecticut's annual average of 119.4 days with measurable rain is rainier than most states in the United States. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


With an average annual snowfall of 37.2 inches, Connecticut is less snowy than most states in the United States. January is the snowiest month in Connecticut with 11.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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