The climate of Massachusetts (United
States of America)
The state of Massachusetts is located in the northeastern part of the
United States. A fair amount of American companies have their
headquarters in the capital Boston. Several leading educational
institutes such as Harvard can be found here as well. Although
Massachusetts is a small state there are quite a few differences in
climate figures. The eastern part of the state is located on the
Atlantic Ocean. Because of this it is warmer here during the winter
than in the western part. During the winter average maximum
temperatures are just above freezing point in Boston while
temperatures in Pittsfield, which is located in the west at an
altitude of 317 meters temperatures are a few degrees below freezing
point. Average annual precipitation figures are between 990-1,170
millimeters. During the winter precipitation may fall in the form of
snow. Boston gets more than 1 meter of snow per year.
Climate information of places in Massachusetts
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 Massachusetts several climate figures and temperatures can
be recorded. The figures below are for Boston and cannot be seen as an
average for this state. For climate figures for other places and
regions in Massachusetts 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 Boston. For climate
figures on specific regions and places please, visit the relevant
individual climate pages.
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