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The climate of Fort Collins (Colorado - United States of America)
Fort Collins is a large city located in the northern part of Colorado in the vicinity of the border with the state of Wyoming. Fort Collins is located in Larimer County on the banks of the Cache La Poudre River. Together with the city of Loveland Fort Collins forms the Fort Collins Loveland Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city was founded during the second part of the 19th century as a military outpost. During this period farmers settled here who cultivated sugar beets. Since 1870 the Colorado State University can be found here, about 27,500 students attend this university. Fort Collins has a cold steppe climate characterized by warm to hot summers and cold winters. However, the city has four distinct seasons. Most precipitation can be recorded during spring. Average precipitation figures are slightly higher here than in other parts of Colorado. During the summer temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius (86.0 degrees Fahrenheit) are not uncommon.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Fort Collins:

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 5 -10 7 6 n/a
February 8 -7 7 6 n/a
March 11 -4 8 8 n/a
April 16 1 9 8 n/a
May 21 6 10 10 n/a
June 27 11 11 9 n/a
July 30 14 11 10 n/a
August 29 13 10 9 n/a
September 24 8 9 7 n/a
October 18 2 8 6 n/a
November 11 -4 6 6 n/a
December 6 -8 6 6 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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