Delaware State has a humid subtropical climate, characterized by hot, humid summers and mild winters. Summers in Delaware can be quite hot and sunny with temperatures into the 90s Fahrenheit (32-37°C). Winter temperatures range from the mid-30s to mid-40s Fahrenheit (4-7°C). Precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year with an average of over 45 inches (114 cm) of rain annually. The state also experiences some snowfall each year which can accumulate to up to several feet in some areas. Coastal parts of Delaware experience more rain than inland areas due to their proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. Thunderstorms are common during summer months, especially during late afternoon and evening hours.
Delaware, Delaware gets 45 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Delaware averages 13 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 202 sunny days per year in Delaware. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Delaware gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 116 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.
Summer High: the July high is around 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 13 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Delaware's annual BestPlaces Comfort Index of 7.3 (10=best) indicates it is more comfortable than most states in the United States.
8.2 / 5.8
Summer / Winter
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the state of Delaware, while January and February are the least comfortable months.