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Climate in Indiana

Indiana, Indiana gets 43 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Indiana averages 22 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 186 sunny days per year in Indiana. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Indiana gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 118 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 43 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 22 inches of snow a year

Indiana 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 Averages
  Indiana, IndianaUnited States
  42.5 in.38.1 in.
  22.1 in.27.8 in.
  118.1 days106.2 days
  186 days205 days
  743 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 Indiana with an average high temperature of 84.7°, which ranks it as about average compared to other states. In Indiana, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Indiana are September, June and May.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Indiana with an average of 18.9°. This is about average compared to other of the U.S. states.

Indiana has 15.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most states in the U.S.

Indiana has 117.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other states in the U.S.

Indiana averages 5.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most states in the U.S.

May is the wettest month in Indiana with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. Indiana's average annual rainfall of 42.5 inches indicates that it is about average compared to other states in the United States.

May is the rainiest month in Indiana with 11.9 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.8 rainy days. Indiana's annual average of 118.1 days with measurable rain is rainier than most states in the United States. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.

With an average annual snowfall of 22.1 inches, Indiana is less snowy than most states in the United States.

January is the snowiest month in Indiana with 7.1 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Indiana Rocks! - 2/26/2019
    I grew up in Indiana and when I became an adult, I left. I sometimes travel through and whenever I do it just makes me sad. There's no pride of ownership in Indiana. ... Read More
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