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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 Hampshire:




Climate information
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.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January -1 -12 5 11 n/a
February 1 -11 6 9 n/a
March 7 -5 7 12 n/a
April 14 0 7 12 n/a
May 21 6 8 12 n/a
June 26 11 9 12 n/a
July 28 14 9 11 n/a
August 27 13 8 10 n/a
September 22 8 7 10 n/a
October 16 2 6 10 n/a
November 9 -2 4 11 n/a
December 2 -9 4 11 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 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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chance of
sunny days


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