Zip 04260 (New Gloucester, ME) 

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Climate in Zip 04260 (New Gloucester, ME)

New Gloucester (zip 04260), Maine gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

New Gloucester (zip 04260) averages 76 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 New Gloucester (zip 04260). The US average is 205 sunny days.

New Gloucester (zip 04260) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 136 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 79 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 11
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 76 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 04260 zip code is 6.4 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Maine.

9.2 / 3.9

Summer   /   Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the 04260 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  New Gloucester, MaineUnited States
  47.8 in.38.1 in.
  75.9 in.27.8 in.
  135.7 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  79.0°85.8°
  10.8°21.7°
  6.47
  2.84.3
  381 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 04260 zip code with an average high temperature of 79.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Maine. In the 04260 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 04260 zip code are August, July and June.


In the 04260 zip code, there are 3.5 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 04260 zip code with an average of 10.8°. This is warmer than most places in Maine.


In the 04260 zip code, there are 151.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Maine.


In the 04260 zip code, there are 10.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Maine.


Humidity in the 04260 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.


November is the wettest month in the 04260 zip code with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 3.2 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 29% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.8 inches in the 04260 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in Maine.


June is the rainiest month in the 04260 zip code with 14.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.0 rainy days. There are 135.7 rainy days annually in the 04260 zip code, which is rainier than most places in Maine. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 75.9 inches in the 04260 zip code means that it is snowier than most places in Maine. January is the snowiest month in the 04260 zip code with 20.0 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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