Zip 08242 (Rio Grande, NJ) 

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United States / New Jersey / Ocean City Metro Area / Cape May County / No City / Rio Grande (zip 08242)

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Climate in Zip 08242 (Rio Grande, NJ)

Rio Grande (zip 08242), New Jersey gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Rio Grande (zip 08242) averages 12 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 205 sunny days per year in Rio Grande (zip 08242). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Rio Grande (zip 08242) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 113 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 27
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 12 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 08242 zip code is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in New Jersey.

8.6 / 6

Summer   /   Winter
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the 08242 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Rio Grande, New JerseyUnited States
  44.3 in.38.1 in.
  11.5 in.27.8 in.
  112.7 days106.2 days
  205 days205 days
  85.2°85.8°
  26.5°21.7°
  7.57
  3.84.3
  18 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 08242 zip code with an average high temperature of 85.2°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in New Jersey. In the 08242 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 08242 zip code are September, June and August.


In the 08242 zip code, there are 14.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New Jersey.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 08242 zip code with an average of 26.5°. This is one of the warmest places in New Jersey.


In the 08242 zip code, there are 82.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New Jersey.


In the 08242 zip code, there are 0.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in New Jersey.


The humidity is usually comfortable in the 08242 zip code but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. August is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are August, July and June.


March is the wettest month in the 08242 zip code with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.0 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 44.3 inches in the 08242 zip code means that it is one of the driest places in New Jersey.


April is the rainiest month in the 08242 zip code with 10.8 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.9 rainy days. There are 112.7 rainy days annually in the 08242 zip code, which is less rainy than most places in New Jersey. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 11.5 inches in the 08242 zip code means that it is one of the least snowy places in New Jersey. February is the snowiest month in the 08242 zip code with 5.8 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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