The climate of Delaware (United
States of America)
Delaware is one of the states of the United States of America.
Delaware is located on the east coast of the United States and borders
the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. The northern part
of the state is located on the banks of the Delaware River which is
also the border between New Jersey and Delaware. The central part of
the state is situated on the Delaware Bay and the southeastern part on
the Atlantic Ocean. Because of the presence of this expanse of water
Delaware has a warm maritime climate (type Cfa according to the Köppen
climate classification). The northern part of the state has a moderate
maritime climate with influences of a continental climate. Delaware is
one of the smallest states of the nation. However, large differences
in temperatures are not uncommon. During the winter large differences
in snowfall can be recorded. In the southern part of the state
snowfall is uncommon. In the northern part of the state snow may fall
from December till February. Large differences in minimum temperatures
may occur within small distances. During the summer which is from June
till September it is warm in Delaware. Average maximum temperatures
during the summer are between 25-31 degrees Celsius (77.0-87.8 degrees
Fahrenheit). However, temperatures of 35 degrees Celsius (95.0 degrees
Fahrenheit) are not uncommon. In Delaware fall is from October till
November. In December the winter starts which lasts till February.
Precipitation is quite evenly spread out over the year.
Climate information of places in Delaware
Climate information on cities and regions in Delaware
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific
information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per
region or city. The following climate information is available for
Throughout Delaware several climate figures and temperatures can be
recorded. The figures below are for Dover and cannot be seen as an
average for this state. For climate figures for other places and
regions in Delaware please, visit the individual climate pages.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The figures below apply to Dover. For climate
figures on specific regions and places please, visit the relevant
individual climate pages.
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