Zip 06702 (Waterbury, CT) 

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Climate in Zip 06702 (Waterbury, CT)

Waterbury (zip 06702), Connecticut gets 52 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Waterbury (zip 06702) averages 35 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 Waterbury (zip 06702). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Waterbury (zip 06702) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 115 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 52 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 35 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 06702 zip code is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.

9 / 5.1

Summer   /   Winter
August, June and September are the most pleasant months in the 06702 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Waterbury, ConnecticutUnited States
  51.9 in.38.1 in.
  34.7 in.27.8 in.
  115.3 days106.2 days
  206 days205 days
  84.4°85.8°
  17.4°21.7°
  77
  3.54.3
  348 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 the 06702 zip code with an average high temperature of 84.4°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Connecticut. In the 06702 zip code, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 06702 zip code are June, September and August.


In the 06702 zip code, there are 10.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Connecticut.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 06702 zip code with an average of 17.4°. This is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.


In the 06702 zip code, there are 130.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.


In the 06702 zip code, there are 4.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Connecticut.


The humidity is usually comfortable in the 06702 zip code but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.


October is the wettest month in the 06702 zip code with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.5 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 51.9 inches in the 06702 zip code means that it is wetter than most places in Connecticut.


May is the rainiest month in the 06702 zip code with 11.0 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.5 rainy days. There are 115.3 rainy days annually in the 06702 zip code, which is less rainy than most places in Connecticut. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 34.7 inches in the 06702 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in Connecticut. January is the snowiest month in the 06702 zip code with 10.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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