Zip 08876 (Somerville, NJ) 

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Climate in Zip 08876 (Somerville, NJ)

Somerville (zip 08876), New Jersey gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Somerville (zip 08876) averages 23 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 207 sunny days per year in Somerville (zip 08876). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Somerville (zip 08876) 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 20
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 23 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 08876 zip code is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in New Jersey.

8.7 / 5.4

Summer   /   Winter
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in the 08876 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Somerville, New JerseyUnited States
  47.2 in.38.1 in.
  22.8 in.27.8 in.
  116.9 days106.2 days
  207 days205 days
  85.7°85.8°
  20.1°21.7°
  7.27
  3.64.3
  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 08876 zip code with an average high temperature of 85.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in New Jersey. In the 08876 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 08876 zip code are September, June and May.


In the 08876 zip code, there are 18.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in New Jersey.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 08876 zip code with an average of 20.1°. This is colder than most places in New Jersey.


In the 08876 zip code, there are 123.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New Jersey.


In the 08876 zip code, there are 1.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in New Jersey.


The humidity is usually comfortable in the 08876 zip code but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.


July is the wettest month in the 08876 zip code with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.2 inches in the 08876 zip code means that it is drier than most places in New Jersey.


May is the rainiest month in the 08876 zip code with 11.5 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.4 rainy days. There are 116.9 rainy days annually in the 08876 zip code, which is about average compared to other 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 22.8 inches in the 08876 zip code means that it is less snowy than most places in New Jersey. February is the snowiest month in the 08876 zip code with 7.7 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Somerville    1 Reviews
    Cost of Living - 5/5/2006
    Somerville is the most UNFRIENDLY place I have ever lived (and I've lived in Brooklyn, Queens, Bergen County, NJ). No one even takes the time to say hello or wave -... Read More

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