Zip 04863 (Vinalhaven, ME) 

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Climate in Zip 04863 (Vinalhaven, ME)

Vinalhaven (zip 04863), Maine gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Vinalhaven (zip 04863) averages 58 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 Vinalhaven (zip 04863). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Vinalhaven (zip 04863) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 117 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 75 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 13
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 58 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 04863 zip code is 6.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Maine.

6.5 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in the 04863 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Vinalhaven, MaineUnited States
  49.2 in.38.1 in.
  57.7 in.27.8 in.
  116.5 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  74.6°85.8°
  12.9°21.7°
  6.57
  2.84.3
  27 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 04863 zip code with an average high temperature of 74.6°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Maine. In the 04863 zip code, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 04863 zip code are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 04863 zip code with an average of 12.9°. This is one of the warmest places in Maine.


In the 04863 zip code, there are 0.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Maine.


In the 04863 zip code, there are 140.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Maine.


In the 04863 zip code, there are 9.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Maine.


November is the wettest month in the 04863 zip code with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 49.2 inches in the 04863 zip code means that it is wetter than most places in Maine.


May is the rainiest month in the 04863 zip code with 11.4 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 7.9 rainy days. There are 116.5 rainy days annually in the 04863 zip code, which is one of the least rainy places in Maine. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 57.7 inches in the 04863 zip code means that it is less snowy than most places in Maine. January is the snowiest month in the 04863 zip code with 16.8 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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