What weather to expect in Massachusetts
Massachusetts is part of USA - United States of America. The climate of USA is very varied, as United States of America is a large country. The climate is mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, and arctic in Alaska. This is not all. The climate is semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest. You can expect low winter temperatures in the northwest, but they are sometimes moderated in January and February by warm winds. Winters in the south are warmer. Don? forget, that temperatures are usually significantly lower in mountains.
When speaking about the usual weather in this area, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Acton, Acushnet, Adams, Agawam, Amesbury, Amherst, Andover, Aquinnah, Arlington, Ashland, Attleboro, Barnstable Village, Becket, Bedford, Belmont, Berkley, Berkshire Hills, Beverly, Billerica, Blackstone, Blackstone Valley, Blandford, Boroughs, Boston, Boston Harbor Islands, Bourne, Boxborough, Boxford, Braintree, Brewster, Bridgewater, Brimfield, Bristol Norfolk, Brockton, Brookfields, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Canton, Cape Cod, Cape Cod National Seashore, Carlisle, Carver, Centerville, Central Massachusetts, Charlton, Chatham, Chelmsford, Chelsea, Cheshire, Chester, Chicopee, Chilmark, Clinton, Cohasset, Concord, Cotuit, Danvers, Dartmouth, Dedham, Deerfield, Dennis, Dighton, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Eastham, Easton, Edgartown, Essex, Everett, Fairhaven, Fall River, Falmouth, Fitchburg, Florida, Foxborough, Framingham, Franklin, Freetown, Gardner, Georgetown, Gloucester, Gosnold, Granville, Great Barrington, Greater Boston, Greenfield, Groton, Groveland, Hadley, Halifax, Hamilton, Hampden, Hancock, Hanover, Hanson, Harvard, Harwich, Haverhill, Hingham, Holland, Holliston, Holyoke, Hopkinton, Hudson, Hull, Hyannis, Ipswich, Kingston, Lakeville, Lanesborough, Lawrence, Lee, Lenox, Leominster, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Longmeadow, Lowell, Lower Cape, Ludlow, Lynn, Malden, Manchester, Mansfield, Marblehead, Marion, Marlborough, Marshfield, Martha's Vineyard, Mashpee, Mattapoisett, Medfield, Medford, Merrimac, Merrimack Valley, Methuen, MetroWest, Mid Cape, Middleborough, Milford, Millbury, Milton, Monterey, Mount Washington, Nahant, Nantucket, Natick, Needham, New Ashford, New Bedford, Newbury, Newburyport, Newton, North Adams, North Andover, North Attleborough, North County, North Reading, North Shore, Northampton, Northeast Massachusetts, Norton, Norwell, Norwood, Oak Bluffs, Orleans, Osterville, Otis, Outer Cape, Peabody, Pepperell, Pioneer Valley, Pittsfield, Plainville, Plymouth, Plympton, Princeton, Provincetown, Quabbin, Quincy, Randolph, Raynham, Reading, Rehoboth, Revere, Rochester, Rockland, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Sandwich, Saugus, Scituate, Seekonk, Sharon, Sheffield, Shelburne, Shirley, Shrewsbury, Somerset, Somerville, SouthCoast, South County, South Hadley, South Shore, Southbridge, Southeast Massachusetts, Springfield, Stockbridge, Stoneham, Stoughton, Sturbridge, Sudbury, Swansea, Taunton, Tewksbury, Tisbury, Topsfield, Truro, Upper Cape, Upton, Wakefield, Walpole, Waltham, Wareham, Watertown, Wayland, Webster, Wellesley, Wellfleet, West Bridgewater, West Newbury, West Springfield, West Tisbury, Westfield, Westford, Weston, Westport, Westwood, Weymouth, Williamstown, Wilmington, Winthrop, Woburn, Woods Hole, Worcester, Worcester Hills, Wrentham, Yarmouth.
Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around Boston and in many other cities. The warmest month here is July, the average maximum temperature is 27 ℃ (80.6 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 18.8 ℃ (65.84 ℉). The coldest month here is January, the average maximum temperature is 2.3 ℃ (36.14 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is -5.3 ℃ (22.46 ℉). The most rainy month here is May, the average number of rainy days is 11.9. The least rainy month here is September, the average number of rainy days is 8.5.
When travelling around Massachusetts, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. We should remind you, that the highest point in USA - United States of America is Denali (Mount McKinley) (6190 m) and the lowest point is Death Valley (-86 m). So there are huge differences in altitudes in this country and the weather is very different in them therefore. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)
Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Massachusetts. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December