Salem, Massachusetts 

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Weather in Salem, Massachusetts

The most pleasant months of the year for Salem are August, July and June. In Salem, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Salem with an average high temperature of 79.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Massachusetts. January is the snowiest month in Salem with 14.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year.


Today's Weather - Salem, MA

7 PM PST

Mostly Clear

61°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
TonightMostly Clear54° / 66°NW 7 mph
Tuesday NightSlight Chance Rain Showers51° / 61°NE 6 to 9 mph
Wednesday NightClear45° / 65°NE 5 to 8 mph
Thursday NightClear47° / 72°S 3 to 7 mph
Friday NightMostly Clear57° / 78°SW 7 mph
Saturday NightMostly Clear59° / 78°S 6 mph
Sunday NightMostly Clear60° / 79°SW 9 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 18
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 42 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Salem area is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Massachusetts.

6.9 / 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
January35° 18°
February38° 20°
March45° 27°
April55° 36°
May65° 46°
June74° 55°
July80° 61°
August79° 60°
September71° 52°
October61° 41°
November51° 33°
December40° 24°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Salem
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January028115
February02594
March022113
April08111
May01120
June10110
July20100
August2090
September0090
October04100
November014111
December025103

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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Reviews for Salem    4 Reviews
Horrible place for a Family - 3/1/2016
I've been in Salem, Massachusetts for a year now because it brought me up here for my husband's job. Salem may be a great place to visit during Halloween but other... Read More

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Love it! - 3/21/2013
My husband and I move to Salem, MA from Long Island NY five years ago and we love it! We kept on visiting for Halloween and we just decided to move here for the hell of... Read More

Witch City, America - 5/12/2007
We are family friendly, albeit strange. We celebrate Halloween for a month. Check out the Haunted Happenings... Read More


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