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Average Weather in Tolland Connecticut, United States

In Tolland, 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 18°F to 82°F and is rarely below 2°F or above 89°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Tolland for warm-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 31 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 72°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 2 to March 12, with an average daily high temperature below 43°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 18°F and high of 34°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in TollandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmfreezingcomfortablefreezing
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: 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 shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Suvorovskaya, Russia (5,267 miles away) and Tegh, Armenia (5,636 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Tolland (view comparison).

Clouds

In Tolland, 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 Tolland begins around June 25 and lasts for 4.5 months, ending around November 10. 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 10 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

Cloud Cover Categories in TollandclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Sep 664%Sep 664%Feb 2846%Feb 2846%Jun 2555%Jun 2555%Nov 1056%Nov 1056%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Tolland varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.3 months, from April 10 to August 20, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 35% on May 30.

The drier season lasts 7.7 months, from August 20 to April 10. 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 in Tolland changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 11 months, from February 5 to January 3. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 35% on May 30.

Snow alone is the most common for 1.1 months, from January 3 to February 5. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 10% on January 13.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in TollandsnowrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%May 3035%May 3035%Jan 2922%Jan 2922%Jan 127%Jan 127%Apr 1029%Apr 1029%Aug 2029%Aug 2029%snowrainmixed
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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. Tolland experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Tolland. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 4, with an average total accumulation of 3.9 inches.

The least rain falls around January 24, with an average total accumulation of 1.5 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

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. Tolland experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from October 26 to April 21, 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 1.3 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from April 21 to October 26. The least snow falls around July 24, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in TollandsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 in2.5 in3.0 in3.5 in4.0 inJan 261.3 inJan 261.3 inJul 240.0 inJul 240.0 inOct 260.1 inOct 260.1 inApr 210.1 inApr 210.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Tolland 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, 14 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in TollandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2015 hr, 14 minJun 2115 hr, 14 minJun 2112 hr, 9 minSep 2212 hr, 9 minSep 229 hr, 8 minDec 219 hr, 8 minDec 21nightnightday
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:13 AM on June 15, 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 8:28 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Tolland 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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in TollandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 155:13 AMJun 155:13 AM8:28 PMJun 278:28 PMJun 27Dec 84:18 PMDec 84:18 PM7:25 AMNov 47:25 AMNov 4Mar 12DSTMar 12DSTDSTNov 5DSTNov 5daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Tolland experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from June 8 to September 21, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 10% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 30, with muggy conditions 38% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is December 14, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in TollandmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Dec 140%Dec 140%Jul 3038%Jul 3038%Jun 810%Jun 810%Sep 2110%Sep 2110%muggymuggydrydryhumidhumidoppressiveoppressivecomfortablecomfortable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Tolland experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from November 7 to April 26, with average wind speeds of more than 5.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.4 months, from April 26 to November 7. The calmest day of the year is August 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in TollandwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mph9 mph10 mph11 mphFeb 266.7 mphFeb 266.7 mphAug 13.7 mphAug 13.7 mphNov 75.2 mphNov 75.2 mphApr 265.2 mphApr 265.2 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Tolland varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 2.3 weeks, from September 4 to September 20, with a peak percentage of 31% on September 8. The wind is most often from the west for 11 months, from September 20 to September 4, with a peak percentage of 46% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in TollandWSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsouthnortheast
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Tolland 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 10, with an average temperature above 64°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 13, with an average temperature of 70°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.6 months, from December 31 to April 17, with an average temperature below 44°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 22, with an average temperature of 37°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Tolland 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 Tolland for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the second week of August.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Tollandbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.66.60.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Tolland for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Tollandbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468105.25.20.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it 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).

The growing season in Tolland typically lasts for 5.5 months (166 days), from around April 29 to around October 13, rarely starting before April 10 or after May 19, and rarely ending before September 26 or after October 30.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Tollandgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Apr 2950%Apr 2950%Oct 1350%Oct 1350%May 1990%May 1990%Sep 2690%Sep 2690%Apr 1010%Apr 1010%Oct 3010%Oct 3010%0%Feb 110%Feb 11Jul 26100%Jul 26100%freezingvery coldcoolcomfortablewarmcoldhot
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: 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 black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Tolland should appear around April 24, only rarely appearing before April 10 or after May 4.

Growing Degree Days

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

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 21, 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

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Tolland are 41.871 deg latitude, -72.369 deg longitude, and 663 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Tolland contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 505 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 700 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,161 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,165 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Tolland is covered by trees (99%), within 10 miles by trees (83%), and within 50 miles by trees (75%) and artificial surfaces (14%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Tolland, 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Tolland.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Tolland 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 Tolland is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Tolland and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Windham Airport (33%, 21 kilometers, southeast); Bradley International Airport (23%, 27 kilometers, west); Hartford-Brainard Airport (20%, 28 kilometers, southwest); Westover Air Reserve Base / Metropolitan Airport (15%, 39 kilometers, north); and Worcester, Worcester Regional Airport (8%, 60 kilometers, northeast).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.