Zip 18701 (Wilkes-Barre, PA) Weather


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The most pleasant months of the year for the 18701 zip code are June, September and August. In the 18701 zip code, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for the 18701 zip code with an average high temperature of 83.9°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Pennsylvania. January is the snowiest month in the 18701 zip code with 12.7 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 - Wilkes-Barre, PA

9 AM PST

Chance Showers And Thunderstorms

61°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
This AfternoonChance Showers And Thunderstorms72° / 51°SW 12 to 16 mph
MondayMostly Sunny66° / 43°W 3 to 12 mph
TuesdaySunny71° / 48°NW 2 to 8 mph
WednesdayRain Showers Likely65° / 49°SE 3 to 16 mph
ThursdayShowers And Thunderstorms Likely58° / 47°SE 15 mph
FridayChance Rain Showers62° / 43°SW 8 to 15 mph
SaturdayChance Rain Showers57° / 38°W 10 to 17 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 37 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Wilkes-Barre (zip 18701) area is 8.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Pennsylvania.

8.9 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7.8. 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
January36° 17°
February40° 19°
March49° 26°
April61° 36°
May72° 46°
June80° 55°
July84° 60°
August82° 58°
September75° 51°
October63° 39°
November52° 32°
December40° 22°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Wilkes-Barre
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January029117
February02595
March023114
April09111
May11120
June30120
July60110
August40110
September10100
October07100
November016101
December027104

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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