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
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.
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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