Average Weather in Mansfield City Connecticut, United States
In Mansfield City, the summers are warm, the winters are freezing, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 19°F to 82°F and is rarely below 2°F or above 90°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Mansfield City for warm-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.
The warm season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 31 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 73°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 82°F and low of 63°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 3 to March 12, with an average daily high temperature below 45°F. The coldest day of the year is January 30, with an average low of 19°F and high of 35°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
Average Hourly Temperature
In Mansfield City, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Mansfield City begins around June 25 and lasts for 4.5 months, ending around November 11. On September 6, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 64% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 36% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 11 and lasts for 7.5 months, ending around June 25. On February 28, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 54% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 46% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Mansfield City varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.5 months, from March 25 to December 11, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 34% on May 30.
The drier season lasts 3.5 months, from December 11 to March 25. The smallest chance of a wet day is 22% on January 29.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 34% on May 30.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Mansfield City experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Mansfield City. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 4, with an average total accumulation of 3.8 inches.
The least rain falls around January 24, with an average total accumulation of 1.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Mansfield City experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from November 1 to April 16, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 26, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.1 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from April 16 to November 1. The least snow falls around July 21, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Mansfield City varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 8 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 13 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:13 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 12 minutes later at 7:25 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:18 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 10 minutes later at 8:27 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Mansfield City during 2017, starting in the spring on March 12, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 5.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Mansfield City experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from June 8 to September 22, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 11% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 2, with muggy conditions 42% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 14, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Mansfield City experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from October 29 to April 25, with average wind speeds of more than 5.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.1 months, from April 25 to October 29. The calmest day of the year is August 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Mansfield City varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.1 weeks, from May 15 to May 23 and for 1.9 months, from July 26 to September 24, with a peak percentage of 37% on July 28. The wind is most often from the west for 2.1 months, from May 23 to July 26 and for 7.7 months, from September 24 to May 15, with a peak percentage of 40% on July 7.
Mansfield City is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.5 months, from June 26 to October 9, with an average temperature above 64°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 12, with an average temperature of 70°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.6 months, from December 31 to April 18, with an average temperature below 44°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 23, with an average temperature of 38°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Mansfield City throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Mansfield City for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the third week of August.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Mansfield City for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
The growing season in Mansfield City typically lasts for 5.5 months (167 days), from around April 28 to around October 13, rarely starting before April 11 or after May 17, and rarely ending before September 26 or after October 30.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Mansfield City should appear around April 21, only rarely appearing before April 6 or after May 2.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from May 2 to August 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 30, with an average of 6.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 4 to February 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 1.7 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Mansfield City are 41.766 deg latitude, -72.234 deg longitude, and 394 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Mansfield City contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 443 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 471 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (856 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,713 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Mansfield City is covered by trees (91%), within 10 miles by trees (93%), and within 50 miles by trees (65%) and artificial surfaces (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Mansfield City, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Mansfield City.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Mansfield City according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Mansfield City is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Mansfield City and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Windham Airport (86%, 4.9 kilometers, southeast); Hartford-Brainard Airport (7%, 35 kilometers, west); Chester Airport (4.4%, 48 kilometers, southwest); and Worcester, Worcester Regional Airport (2.7%, 64 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .