Amherst, Maine 

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Weather in Amherst, Maine

The most pleasant months of the year for Amherst are July, August and June. In Amherst, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Amherst with an average high temperature of 78.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Maine. January is the snowiest month in Amherst with 19.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant.


Today's Weather - Amherst, ME

4 PM PST

Chance Showers And Thunderstorms then Patchy Fog

65°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
TonightChance Showers And Thunderstorms then Patchy Fog55° / 71°SW 7 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Clear53° / 71°W 7 to 12 mph
Thursday NightMostly Clear54° / 76°SW 3 to 7 mph
Friday NightChance Rain Showers58° / 76°S 12 mph
Saturday NightShowers And Thunderstorms Likely58° / 76°S 6 to 13 mph
Sunday NightSlight Chance Rain Showers then Partly Cloudy57° / 80°W 6 to 9 mph
Monday NightChance Rain Showers60° / 77°S 7 to 12 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 78 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 7
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 70 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Amherst area is 6.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Maine.

6.3 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
HighLow
January28°
February32° 10°
March40° 20°
April52° 32°
May64° 43°
June73° 52°
July78° 58°
August77° 56°
September69° 48°
October57° 37°
November46° 29°
December34° 16°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Amherst
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January030117
February027106
March027115
April015111
May02120
June00120
July10100
August10100
September01100
October09110
November020121
December029125

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.


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