The climate of New Hampshire (United
States of America)
The state of New Hampshire is located in the northeastern part of the
United States. The state is part of the New England region and mainly
consists of hilly and mountainous landscapes. New Hampshire borders
Canada in the north, Maine in the east, Massachusetts in the south and
Vermont in the west. The Connecticut River forms the natural border
with the state of Vermont. If you take a look at a map the border
between most states is a straight line. However, because the border
between New Hampshire and Vermont is a natural border it is not a
straight line. New Hampshire has a moderate continental climate. This
climate is very favorable to pine trees; many pine forests can be
found here. The mountainous region White Mountains mainly consists of
forests. The word ‘White’ refers to the light color of the granite of
which the mountains consist.
During the winter New Hampshire is often covered with
snow. Winters are cool to very cold. Snowfall is not uncommon, because
of low temperatures it does not melt rapidly. Especially the mountains
may be covered with snow for weeks. Mount Washington is the highest
mountain in New Hampshire. During the winter this mountain is covered
with snow for months. During the winter 600-900 centimeters of
snowfall can be recorded. During the winter of 1968-1969 a record
amount of 1,438.7 centimeters of snow could be recorded, almost 15
meters. Mount Washington was also the record holder for the strongest
gust of wind. On 12 April 1934 a wind speed of 327 kilometers per hour
was recorded here. This world record was not broken until 1996 when a
wind speed of 408 kilometers per hour was recorded during cyclone
Olivia in Australia.
New Hampshire has a mix of continental climates (wet
continental climate type Dfb and an alpine climate on the highest
peaks of the White Mountains) In the lower situated areas winters are
cool and summers are warm. During the summer temperatures may rise
above 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). Precipitation is
quite evenly spread out over the year. During the winter most
precipitation falls in the form of snow.
Climate information of places in New Hampshire
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 New
Throughout New Hampshire several climate figures and temperatures can
be recorded. The figures below are for Concord and cannot be seen as
an average for this state. For climate figures for other places and
regions in New Hampshire 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 Concord. For climate
figures on specific regions and places please, visit the relevant
individual climate pages.
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