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Climate in Georgia

Georgia State has a humid subtropical climate with hot and humid summers, mild winters, and abundant rainfall year-round. Winters are usually warm with temperatures rarely falling below freezing or 32°F (0°C). Summers tend to be hot and humid with temperatures regularly exceeding 86°F (30°C). Spring and autumn are generally mild but also very wet due to the high levels of precipitation. The state gets an average of 49 inches (124 cm) of rain annually.

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

Georgia averages 1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 218 sunny days per year in Georgia. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Georgia gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 102 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 33
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


Georgia's annual BestPlaces Comfort Index of 7.4 (10=best) indicates it is one of the most pleasant states in the United States.

5.6 / 7.2

Summer   /   Winter
October, May and April are the most pleasant months in the state of Georgia, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Georgia, GeorgiaUnited States
  50.1 in.38.1 in.
  0.8 in.27.8 in.
  101.6 days106.2 days
  218 days205 days
  562 ft.2443 ft.


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 Georgia with an average high temperature of 90.4°, which ranks it as warmer than most states. In Georgia, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Georgia are October, April and May.

Georgia has 52.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most states in the U.S.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Georgia with an average of 33.4°. This is warmer than most of the U.S. states.

Georgia has 47.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most states in the U.S.

Georgia averages 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest states in the U.S.

Humidity in the state of Georgia can be uncomfortable during the summer, but comfortable for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from June-September and the most comfortable months are October-May.

July is the wettest month in Georgia with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is May with 3.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. Georgia's average annual rainfall of 50.1 inches indicates that it is wetter than most states in the United States.

July is the rainiest month in Georgia with 10.6 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.3 rainy days. Georgia's annual average of 101.6 days with measurable rain is about average compared to other states in the United States. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.

Georgia's average annual snowfall of 0.8 inches indicates that it is one of the least snowy states in the United States. January is the snowiest month in Georgia with 0.3 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.

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