Massachusetts State has a humid continental climate, with warm summers and cold, snowy winters. Summers in Massachusetts are generally warm and humid, with temperatures averaging in the mid to upper 70s F (23-26 C). Winters can be very cold, particularly in the northern parts of the state, with temperatures often dropping below freezing. Snowfall occurs frequently throughout winter and sometimes even into early spring. Spring and autumn provide pleasant weather that is ideal for outdoor activities.
Massachusetts, Massachusetts gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Massachusetts averages 47 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 197 sunny days per year in Massachusetts. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Massachusetts gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 125 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 16
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 47 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Massachusetts's annual BestPlaces Comfort Index of 6.8 (10=best) indicates it is less comfortable than most states in the United States.
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Summer / Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the state of Massachusetts, while January and February are the least comfortable months.