Zip 02472 (Watertown Town, MA) Climate


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Watertown Town, MA is situated in a humid continental climate. The summers are typically warm and humid while the winters are cold with occasional snowfall. The average high temperature in the summer months of June, July, and August is around 82°F (27°C). In the winter months of December, January, and February, the average low temperature is around 22°F (-5°C). Overall, the area experiences a full range of four seasons. Precipitation falls throughout the year but tends to be slightly higher in the summer months than in the winter months.

Watertown Town (zip 02472), Massachusetts gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Watertown Town (zip 02472) averages 53 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 201 sunny days per year in Watertown Town (zip 02472). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Watertown Town (zip 02472) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 134 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 53 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Watertown Town is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.

9.2 Summer - 4.8 Winter
August, June and September are the most pleasant months in Watertown Town, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateWatertown Town, MassachusettsUnited States
  46.5 in.38.1 in.
  52.5 in.27.8 in.
  134.3 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  83.0°85.8°
  19.4°21.7°
  6.97
  3.54.3
  82 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 Watertown Town with an average high temperature of 83.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Massachusetts. In Watertown Town, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Watertown Town are June, August and September.
In Watertown Town, there are 12.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Massachusetts.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Watertown Town with an average of 19.4°. This is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.
In Watertown Town, there are 112.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Massachusetts.
In Watertown Town, there are 1.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Massachusetts.
The humidity is usually comfortable in Watertown Town but some summer days can be muggy. July is the most humid month, though it is still relatively mild compared to many other places. The most humid months are July, August and June.
March is the wettest month in Watertown Town with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.3 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 26% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 46.5 inches in Watertown Town means that it is drier than most places in Massachusetts.
May is the rainiest month in Watertown Town with 13.0 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.2 rainy days. There are 134.3 rainy days annually in Watertown Town, which is one of the rainiest places in Massachusetts. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 52.5 inches in Watertown Town means that it is snowier than most places in Massachusetts. January is the snowiest month in Watertown Town with 15.4 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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