Zip 04005 (Biddeford, ME) Climate


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The climate in 04005 Biddeford, ME is generally mild with warm summers and cold winters. Average summer temperatures range from 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (16 to 27 degrees Celsius) while winter temperatures can go as low as 10 degrees Fahrenheit (-12°C). Snowfall typically ranges from 30-50 inches (76-127 cm) per year, with more snow falling in the higher elevations. Rainfall averages around 45 inches (115 cm) per year. The area experiences four distinct seasons of winter, spring, summer and autumn.

Biddeford (zip 04005), Maine gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Biddeford (zip 04005) averages 60 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 200 sunny days per year in Biddeford (zip 04005). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Biddeford (zip 04005) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 128 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 78 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 11
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 60 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 04005 zip code is 6.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Maine.

9.1 Summer - 4.2 Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the 04005 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateBiddeford, MaineUnited States
  49.3 in.38.1 in.
  60.4 in.27.8 in.
  128.4 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  78.3°85.8°
  10.8°21.7°
  6.57
  6.34.3
  107 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 04005 zip code with an average high temperature of 78.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Maine. In the 04005 zip code, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 04005 zip code are July, August and June.
In the 04005 zip code, there are 3.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Maine.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 04005 zip code with an average of 10.8°. This is warmer than most places in Maine.
In the 04005 zip code, there are 157.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Maine.
In the 04005 zip code, there are 12.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Maine.
Humidity in the 04005 zip code is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.
October is the wettest month in the 04005 zip code with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.4 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 49.3 inches in the 04005 zip code means that it is wetter than most places in Maine.
May is the rainiest month in the 04005 zip code with 12.4 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.8 rainy days. There are 128.4 rainy days annually in the 04005 zip code, which is about average compared to other places in Maine. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 60.4 inches in the 04005 zip code means that it is less snowy than most places in Maine. January is the snowiest month in the 04005 zip code with 17.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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