Average Weather in Madawaska Maine, United States
In Madawaska, the summers are comfortable, wet, and partly cloudy and the winters are freezing, snowy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 4°F to 76°F and is rarely below -13°F or above 84°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Madawaska for warm-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The warm season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 26 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 65°F. The hottest day of the year is July 27, with an average high of 76°F and low of 58°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 2 to March 11, with an average daily high temperature below 32°F. The coldest day of the year is January 30, with an average low of 4°F and high of 21°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
Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia (4,305 miles away); Tsovasar, Armenia (5,161 miles); and Utashinai, Japan (5,934 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Madawaska (view comparison).
In Madawaska, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Madawaska begins around June 11 and lasts for 4.6 months, ending around October 30. On August 21, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 60% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 40% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 30 and lasts for 7.4 months, ending around June 11. On January 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 70% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 30% 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 Madawaska varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.2 months, from May 15 to August 21, with a greater than 33% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 46% on July 11.
The drier season lasts 8.8 months, from August 21 to May 15. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on February 9.
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 Madawaska changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 8.5 months, from March 19 to December 2. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 46% on July 11.
Snow alone is the most common for 3.5 months, from December 2 to March 19. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 17% on December 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. Madawaska experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Madawaska. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 15, with an average total accumulation of 3.8 inches.
The least rain falls around February 12, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 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. Madawaska experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from October 20 to May 1, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 25, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from May 1 to October 20. The least snow falls around July 23, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Madawaska varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 31 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 53 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:36 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 41 minutes later at 7:17 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 3:42 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 48 minutes later at 8:30 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Madawaska 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
Madawaska experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from June 15 to September 18, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 3% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 30, with muggy conditions 11% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 1, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Madawaska experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from November 4 to May 6, with average wind speeds of more than 6.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.0 months, from May 6 to November 4. The calmest day of the year is August 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Madawaska varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 1.0 months, from April 4 to May 5, with a peak percentage of 33% on April 13. The wind is most often from the south for 1.2 months, from May 5 to June 12, with a peak percentage of 33% on June 11. The wind is most often from the west for 9.7 months, from June 12 to April 4, with a peak percentage of 45% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Madawaska 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 Madawaska for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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 Madawaska for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid 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 Madawaska typically lasts for 4.8 months (147 days), from around May 9 to around October 3, rarely starting before April 22 or after May 24, and rarely ending before September 16 or after October 19.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Madawaska should appear around May 15, only rarely appearing before May 7 or after May 26.
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 7 to August 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 2, with an average of 6.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 27 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 17, with an average of 1.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Madawaska are 46.884 deg latitude, -67.947 deg longitude, and 551 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Madawaska contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 312 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 531 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (728 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,083 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Madawaska is covered by cropland (50%) and trees (35%), within 10 miles by cropland (49%) and trees (42%), and within 50 miles by trees (84%) and cropland (10%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Madawaska, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Madawaska.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Madawaska 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 Madawaska is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Madawaska and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .