The Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL metro area is located on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, only eleven miles east of Mobile. Daphne is one of the smaller metros in the United States and is comprised of Baldwin county. It is also considered to be part of the larger Mobile consolidated metro area.
The many benefits of living in the Daphne metro include low crime, strong economy, mild winters and plenty of amenities. The region features a coastal shoreline, which is a great recreation resource.
Some disadvantages of the Daphne metro area include humid, long commute and few cultural resources.
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley metro area is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Alabama. October, April and November are the most pleasant months while July and August are the least comfortable months.
In the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley metro area, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85 degrees. The most pleasant months of the year for the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley metro area are October, April and May. July is the hottest month for the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley metro area with an average high temperature of 90.3 degrees, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Alabama. January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley metro area with an average of 38.8 degrees. This is one of the warmest places in Alabama.
The annual rainfall of 66.0 inches in the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley metro area means that it is one of the wettest places in Alabama. The wettest season is Autumn with 31% of yearly precipitation and 23% falls in Winter, which is the driest season. July is the wettest month in the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley metro area with 7.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 4.2 inches.
Humidity in the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley metro area can be stifling in the summer, but pleasant for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are August, July and June. The humid season runs from May-September and the least humid months are October-April.
An annual snowfall of 0.1 inches in the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley metro area means that it is less snowy than most places in Alabama. December is the snowiest month in the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley metro area with 0.0 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.