Essex County, New Jersey 

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Weather in Essex County, New Jersey

The most pleasant months of the year for Essex County are September, June and May. In Essex County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Essex County with an average high temperature of 85.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in New Jersey. February is the snowiest month in Essex County with 8.1 inches of snow, and 5 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 - Essex, NJ

6 PM PST

Mostly Cloudy

37°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
TonightMostly Cloudy33° / 46°W 8 mph
Monday NightPartly Cloudy31° / 42°NW 7 to 10 mph
Tuesday NightPartly Cloudy27° / 39°NW 6 to 9 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Clear23° / 38°N 7 mph
Thursday NightPartly Cloudy25° / 41°N 3 mph
Friday NightMostly Cloudy then Slight Chance Light Snow30° / 44°W 3 mph
Saturday NightChance Light Snow30° / 45°NW 3 to 8 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 21
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 26 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Essex County area is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in New Jersey.

7.2 / 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
January38° 21°
February42° 23°
March50° 30°
April62° 41°
May72° 50°
June81° 60°
July86° 65°
August84° 64°
September77° 55°
October65° 44°
November54° 35°
December43° 26°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Essex
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January027104
February02493
March018102
April04110
May10120
June40110
July70100
August50100
September1090
October0390
November011100
December023102

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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