Lancaster Metro Area, Pennsylvania 

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Weather in Lancaster Metro Area, Pennsylvania

The most pleasant months of the year for the Lancaster metro area are September, June and May. In the Lancaster metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for the Lancaster metro area with an average high temperature of 85.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Pennsylvania. February is the snowiest month in the Lancaster metro area with 8.8 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 - Lancaster, PA

11 PM PST

Mostly Clear

55°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
OvernightMostly Clear52° / 80°SE 1 mph
Thursday NightMostly Clear54° / 80°E 0 to 6 mph
Friday NightMostly Cloudy66° / 85°S 8 mph
Saturday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms then Mostly Cloudy71° / 89°S 6 to 12 mph
Sunday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms71° / 93°S 6 to 12 mph
Monday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms70° / 90°S 5 to 9 mph
Tuesday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms69° / 88°S 3 to 9 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 22
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 24 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Lancaster Metro Area area is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Pennsylvania.

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° 22°
February41° 24°
March51° 31°
April63° 40°
May73° 50°
June81° 60°
July85° 64°
August84° 63°
September76° 55°
October65° 44°
November54° 35°
December42° 26°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Lancaster
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January027114
February02394
March017112
April04110
May10120
June30110
July60110
August40100
September1090
October0290
November012100
December024102

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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