Average Weather in Attleboro Massachusetts, United States
In Attleboro, the summers are warm, the winters are freezing and wet, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 20°F to 83°F and is rarely below 5°F or above 91°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Attleboro for warm-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.
The warm season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 3 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 74°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 83°F and low of 64°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 3 to March 13, with an average daily high temperature below 45°F. The coldest day of the year is January 30, with an average low of 20°F and high of 36°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
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
In Attleboro, 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 Attleboro 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 63% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 37% 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 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 55% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 45% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
Attleboro does not experience significant seasonal variation in the frequency of wet days (i.e., those with greater than 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation). The frequency ranges from 23% to 33%, with an average value of 27%.
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 33% on May 24.
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. Attleboro experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Attleboro. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around April 2, with an average total accumulation of 3.9 inches.
The least rain falls around January 23, with an average total accumulation of 2.1 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. Attleboro experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from November 8 to April 11, 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 23, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.0 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.9 months, from April 11 to November 8. The least snow falls around July 12, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Attleboro varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 7 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 14 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:09 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 11 minutes later at 7:20 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:13 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 11 minutes later at 8:24 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Attleboro during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Attleboro experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from June 10 to September 22, 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 40% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 15, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Attleboro experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from October 29 to April 28, with average wind speeds of more than 6.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 23, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.0 months, from April 28 to October 29. The calmest day of the year is August 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Attleboro is from the west throughout the year.
Attleboro 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 3.2 months, from June 25 to September 30, with an average temperature above 61°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 5, with an average temperature of 67°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.7 months, from December 29 to April 19, with an average temperature below 44°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 25, with an average temperature of 38°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Attleboro 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 Attleboro for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the last 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 Attleboro for hot-weather activities is from early July to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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.
The growing season in Attleboro typically lasts for 5.8 months (177 days), from around April 21 to around October 16, rarely starting before April 4 or after May 8, and rarely ending before September 29 or after November 2.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Attleboro should appear around April 21, only rarely appearing before April 7 or after May 3.
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 3.5 months, from May 5 to August 19, 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 24, with an average of 1.6 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Attleboro are 41.945 deg latitude, -71.286 deg longitude, and 135 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Attleboro contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 167 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 133 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (531 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,037 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Attleboro is covered by artificial surfaces (59%) and trees (37%), within 10 miles by trees (54%) and artificial surfaces (42%), and within 50 miles by trees (47%) and water (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Attleboro, 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 Attleboro.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Attleboro 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 Attleboro is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Attleboro and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: North Central State Airport (34%, 17 kilometers, west); Taunton Municipal Airport (26%, 23 kilometers, east); Theodore Francis Green State Airport (20%, 28 kilometers, southwest); and Norwood Memorial Airport (19%, 29 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .