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The climate of Vermont (United States of America)
The state of Vermont, also known as ‘Green Mountain State’ is located in the northeastern part of the United States. The name Vermont is derived from the French name Les Verts Monts meaning ‘the Green Mountains’. The state of Vermont mainly consists of mountains and forests. Vermont has a wet continental climate (type Dfb) with cool winters, warm summers and precipitation all year round. Precipitation is quite evenly spread out over the year. During the winter most precipitation falls in the form of snow. The higher you travel the colder it gets. About half of the state of Vermont consists of the Appalachians. This mountain range stretches from Newfoundland in Canada to the southern state of Alabama. The part of this mountain range situated in Vermont is known as The Green Mountains which stretches out 400 kilometers and has 5 peaks with an altitude of more than 1,000 meters.

Summers in Vermont are fairly warm, average maximum temperatures are between 25-28 degrees Celsius (77-82 degrees Fahrenheit). On occasion peaks in temperatures of more than 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) can be recorded. The highest temperature on record is 41 degrees Celsius (106 degrees Fahrenheit) which was recorded on 4 July 1911. From the second part of September temperatures start to drop rapidly. In September average maximum temperatures are still between 20-22 degrees Celsius (59-63 degrees Fahrenheit). In November average temperatures have dropped to 2 degrees Celsius (35 degrees Fahrenheit). From November temperatures during the night are almost always below freezing point. In December, January and February temperatures are -10 to -20 degrees Celsius (14 to -4 degrees Fahrenheit). From April temperatures during the night are around freezing point.

Climate information of places in Vermont
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 Vermont:




Climate information
Throughout Vermont several climate figures and temperatures can be recorded. The figures below are for Montpelier and cannot be seen as an average for this state. For climate figures for other places and regions in Vermont please, visit the individual climate pages.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January -4 -14 4 15 n/a
February -2 -12 5 11 n/a
March 3 -7 6 13 n/a
April 11 0 7 12 n/a
May 19 6 8 12 n/a
June 23 11 9 12 n/a
July 26 14 9 12 n/a
August 24 13 8 11 n/a
September 19 8 6 11 n/a
October 13 2 5 11 n/a
November 6 -3 3 14 n/a
December -1 -10 3 15 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 Montpelier. For climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the relevant individual climate pages.

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