Zip 30605 (Athens, GA) Climate


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Athens, GA (30605) has a warm and humid subtropical climate. Summers are hot and humid with average high temperatures in the upper 80s to mid 90s Fahrenheit. Winters are mild with average low temperatures in the mid-40s Fahrenheit. The area generally receives around 50 inches of rainfall per year, most of which falls between April and October. Snowfall is uncommon but not unheard of, usually occurring once or twice each winter in the form of light snow.

Athens (zip 30605), Georgia gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Athens (zip 30605) averages 1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 218 sunny days per year in Athens (zip 30605). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Athens (zip 30605) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 109 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 32
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 30605 zip code is 7.6 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Georgia.

6.5 Summer - 6.9 Winter
May, October and September are the most pleasant months in the 30605 zip code, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateAthens, GeorgiaUnited States
  47.9 in.38.1 in.
  1.4 in.27.8 in.
  108.7 days106.2 days
  218 days205 days
  89.8°85.8°
  31.8°21.7°
  7.67
  54.3
  650 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 30605 zip code with an average high temperature of 89.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Georgia. In the 30605 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 30605 zip code are May, September and October.
In the 30605 zip code, there are 40.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Georgia.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 30605 zip code with an average of 31.8°. This is colder than most places in Georgia.
In the 30605 zip code, there are 51.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Georgia.
In the 30605 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 Georgia.
Humidity in the 30605 zip code can be uncomfortable during the summer, but comfortable for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from June-September and the most comfortable months are October-May.
March is the wettest month in the 30605 zip code with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 27% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.9 inches in the 30605 zip code means that it is drier than most places in Georgia.
June is the rainiest month in the 30605 zip code with 10.7 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.8 rainy days. There are 108.7 rainy days annually in the 30605 zip code, which is rainier than most places in Georgia. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 1.4 inches in the 30605 zip code means that it is snowier than most places in Georgia. January is the snowiest month in the 30605 zip code with 0.6 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall.
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