Zip 36542 (Gulf Shores, AL) 

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Climate in Zip 36542 (Gulf Shores, AL)

Gulf Shores (zip 36542), Alabama gets 64 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Gulf Shores (zip 36542) averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 227 sunny days per year in Gulf Shores (zip 36542). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Gulf Shores (zip 36542) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 112 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 41
Rain: averages 64 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Gulf Shores (zip 36542) ranks 67/100 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

Climate Averages
  Gulf Shores, AlabamaUnited States
  63.5 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  112.1 days106.2 days
  227 days205 days
  90.0°85.8°
  40.8°21.7°
  6754
  5.64.3
  4 ft.2443 ft.

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 the 36542 zip code with an average high temperature of 90.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Alabama. In the 36542 zip code, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 36542 zip code are October, April and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 36542 zip code with an average of 40.8°. This is one of the warmest places in Alabama.


In the 36542 zip code, there are 47.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Alabama.


In the 36542 zip code, there are 17.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Alabama.


In the 36542 zip code, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Alabama.


July is the wettest month in the 36542 zip code with 7.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 4.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 31% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 63.5 inches in the 36542 zip code means that it is one of the wettest places in Alabama.


August is the rainiest month in the 36542 zip code with 13.1 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 6.5 rainy days. There are 112.1 rainy days annually in the 36542 zip code, which is rainier than most places in Alabama. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


There is rarely any recorded snowfall in the 36542 zip code, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Alabama.



Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in the 36542 zip code.


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