Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Massachusetts United States

We show the climate in Massachusetts by comparing the average weather in 3 representative places: Boston, Provincetown, and Springfield.

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Massachusetts, United States
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Massachusetts, United States
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Massachusetts, United States
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Average High and Low Temperature in Massachusetts

Average High and Low Temperature in MassachusettsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F6723823626786318NowNowBostonBostonProvincetownProvincetownSpringfieldSpringfield
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
HighJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Boston 37°F39°F46°F56°F66°F76°F82°F79°F72°F62°F51°F42°F
Provincetown 39°F39°F44°F52°F62°F71°F77°F76°F69°F60°F52°F44°F
Springfield 34°F38°F47°F60°F71°F79°F84°F81°F74°F62°F50°F39°F
LowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Boston 24°F25°F32°F42°F51°F60°F66°F65°F58°F48°F38°F29°F
Provincetown 27°F28°F32°F40°F49°F58°F64°F63°F57°F48°F40°F32°F
Springfield 19°F21°F29°F39°F48°F57°F63°F61°F53°F42°F33°F24°F

Boston

Average Hourly Temperature in BostonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmfreezing

Provincetown

Average Hourly Temperature in ProvincetownJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmfreezing

Springfield

Average Hourly Temperature in SpringfieldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolwarmfreezingcomfortablecomfortablefreezing
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in Massachusetts

Chance of Clearer Skies in MassachusettsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%644646NowNowBostonBostonProvincetownProvincetownSpringfieldSpringfield
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Boston 49%48%47%47%47%51%58%61%62%59%52%48%
Provincetown 47%46%47%47%46%51%56%60%62%59%52%48%
Springfield 47%47%47%48%48%52%58%62%63%60%52%47%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Massachusetts

Daily Chance of Precipitation in MassachusettsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%3323333721NowNowBostonBostonProvincetownProvincetown
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Boston 7.9d7.2d8.7d8.3d9.5d9.3d9.5d8.4d7.6d8.1d8.1d9.0d
Provincetown 9.1d8.2d9.4d8.9d9.3d8.6d8.6d8.5d7.6d8.5d8.9d9.9d
Springfield 7.3d6.6d8.4d8.3d10.3d10.7d10.5d9.4d8.3d7.9d7.7d8.2d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Massachusetts

Average Monthly Rainfall in MassachusettsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in3.92.24.22.54.01.6NowNowBostonBostonProvincetownProvincetownSpringfieldSpringfield
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Boston 2.2″2.5″3.5″3.7″3.3″3.2″2.8″3.1″3.3″3.9″3.8″3.2″
Provincetown 3.0″3.1″3.9″3.8″3.2″3.0″2.6″3.0″3.4″3.9″4.1″3.9″
Springfield 1.6″1.9″2.8″3.4″3.5″3.6″3.3″3.4″3.5″3.8″3.3″2.5″

Average Monthly Snowfall in Massachusetts

Average Monthly Snowfall in MassachusettsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in12 in12 in8.75.111.7NowNowBostonBostonProvincetownProvincetownSpringfieldSpringfield
The average snowfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
SnowfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Boston 8.4″8.0″4.6″0.8″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″1.2″5.0″
Provincetown 4.3″4.9″2.4″0.5″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.2″2.1″
Springfield 11.3″10.5″5.8″0.9″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.2″2.5″8.4″

Hours of Daylight in Massachusetts

Hours of Daylight in MassachusettsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr15.39.1NowNowBostonBostonProvincetownProvincetownSpringfieldSpringfield
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
DaylightJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Boston 9.5h10.6h12.0h13.4h14.6h15.2h14.9h13.8h12.4h11.0h9.8h9.1h
Provincetown 9.5h10.6h12.0h13.4h14.6h15.2h14.9h13.8h12.4h11.0h9.8h9.2h
Springfield 9.5h10.6h12.0h13.4h14.6h15.2h14.9h13.8h12.4h11.0h9.8h9.2h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Massachusetts

Chance of Muggy Conditions in MassachusettsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%39NowNowBostonBostonSpringfieldSpringfield
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Boston 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.5d4.1d10.3d9.3d3.7d0.5d0.0d0.0d
Provincetown 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d2.6d10.5d9.9d3.4d0.4d0.0d0.0d
Springfield 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.8d4.9d10.3d8.7d3.5d0.5d0.0d0.0d

Average Wind Speed in Massachusetts

Average Wind Speed in MassachusettsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mph9.14.817.29.86.53.5NowNowBostonBostonProvincetownProvincetownSpringfieldSpringfield
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Boston 8.99.08.57.26.05.35.05.05.76.87.68.3
Provincetown 17.016.715.513.311.610.610.010.211.613.715.516.5
Springfield 6.06.46.25.34.43.93.73.64.04.55.05.4

Average Water Temperature in Massachusetts

Average Water Temperature in MassachusettsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F6638NaNNowNowBostonBostonProvincetownProvincetown
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Boston 41°F39°F39°F43°F50°F58°F64°F65°F62°F56°F50°F45°F
Provincetown 42°F39°F39°F43°F49°F58°F65°F66°F63°F56°F50°F46°F

Tourism Score in Massachusetts

Tourism Score in MassachusettsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.90.1NowNowBostonBostonProvincetownProvincetownSpringfieldSpringfield
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Massachusetts

Beach/Pool Score in MassachusettsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.7NowNowBostonBostonProvincetownProvincetownSpringfieldSpringfield
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Massachusetts

Growing Season in MassachusettsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowBostonBostonProvincetownProvincetownSpringfieldSpringfield
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in Massachusetts

Growing Degree Days in MassachusettsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°FNowNowBostonBostonProvincetownProvincetownSpringfieldSpringfield
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Massachusetts

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in MassachusettsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh6.81.6NowNowBostonBostonProvincetownProvincetownSpringfieldSpringfield
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Boston 1.92.83.95.26.06.66.55.84.83.42.21.6
Provincetown 1.92.74.05.36.26.86.76.04.93.52.21.7
Springfield 2.02.84.05.36.16.76.65.94.83.42.21.7

This report illustrates the typical weather for Boston, Provincetown, and Springfield year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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