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Climate in New Jersey

New Jersey, New Jersey gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

New Jersey averages 23 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 206 sunny days per year in New Jersey. The US average is 205 sunny days.

New Jersey gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 117 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 22
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 23 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

New Jersey's annual BestPlaces Comfort Index of 7.2 (10=best) indicates it is more comfortable than most states in the United States.

7.2 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the state of New Jersey, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  New Jersey, New JerseyUnited States
  47.6 in.38.1 in.
  22.6 in.27.8 in.
  117.3 days106.2 days
  206 days205 days
  85.1°85.8°
  22.1°21.7°
  7.27
  3.84.3
  222 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 New Jersey with an average high temperature of 85.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other states. In New Jersey, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for New Jersey are September, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for New Jersey with an average of 22.1°. This is about average compared to other of the U.S. states.


New Jersey has 16.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most states in the U.S.


New Jersey has 105.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other states in the U.S.


New Jersey averages 1.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most states in the U.S.


July is the wettest month in New Jersey with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. New Jersey's average annual rainfall of 47.6 inches indicates that it is wetter than most states in the United States.


May is the rainiest month in New Jersey with 11.3 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.4 rainy days. New Jersey's annual average of 117.3 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 22.6 inches, New Jersey is less snowy than most states in the United States. February is the snowiest month in New Jersey with 7.2 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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