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The climate of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania - United States of America)
Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and is located on the border with the state of New Jersey. Philadelphia is located in the southwestern part of the state of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia County on the banks of the Delaware River and the Schuylkill River. Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States and has a population figure of 1.5 million. The city was founded during the second part of the 17th century by William Penn who also established the state of Pennsylvania. During the American Revolutionary War the Founding Fathers came here to sign the Declaration of Independence. Nowadays Philadelphia is a modern metropolis which is known for its sports achievements. The Philadelphia Phillies compete in the Major League Baseball and play their home matches in Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia 76ers compete in the National Basketball Association and play their home matches in Wells Fargo Center. The Philadelphia Eagles compete in the National Football League and the Philadelphia Flyers compete in the National Hockey League. The main sources of income are health care and bio industry. Philadelphia has a warm continental climate with most precipitation during the summer. Winters are cold and longer periods with subzero temperatures are not uncommon. However, subzero temperatures can mainly be recorded during the night. During the winter precipitation may fall in the form of snow or sleet. Summers are pleasantly warm. During the warmest part of the day temperatures are just below 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit).

 

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

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 3 -5 5 11 n/a
February 5 -4 6 10 n/a
March 11 0 7 11 n/a
April 17 5 7 11 n/a
May 23 11 8 12 n/a
June 28 16 9 11 n/a
July 30 19 9 10 n/a
August 29 18 8 10 n/a
September 25 14 7 9 n/a
October 19 7 6 8 n/a
November 13 3 5 11 n/a
December 6 -3 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 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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