Seasons in Maine

Overall climate of the state is humid continental. However its northern regions are colder although winters are cold and snowy through its whole territory. Weather on Atlantic coasts is molder. Impact of the ocean makes summers cooler and winters warmer.

At July, the hottest month, daytime temperature reaches range of 75 to 81 °F  (24-27 °C) while at January it varies from 32 °F (0 °C) in coastal areas to 0 °F (-18 °C) in northern portion of the state. As for precipitation there are two peaks at October-November 4.3“ (111 mm) and April-May 3.5“ (90 mm) in form of snow and rains respectively.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Maine

At March average temperature is somewhere about 32 °F (0 °C) with slight growing above at daytime and same drops at night. From April through May it finally settled in positive range (above 32 °F). Last two months of spring are rainier than first with about 5 days with significant precipitation per month. Probability of snow remains until mid-April.

As for entertainment the state offers glory of awakening untouched nature of numerous national parks and reserves. At May weather is completely suitable for variety of outdoor activities. And this is completely special season for lovers of sweet maple syrup.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: 41 °F (+5 °C)
Min average t°: 22 °F (-5.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 3.7" (93 mm)
April
Max average t°: 54 °F (+12 °C)
Min average t°: 33 °F (0 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 3.7" (95 mm)
May
Max average t°: 66 °F (+19 °C)
Min average t°: 43 °F (+6 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 13 days
Precipitation: 3.6" (91 mm)

(Augusta)

Spring Holidays

2nd Sunday in May – Mother’s Day.

Last Monday in May – Memorial Day.

Summer in Maine

At June temperature rises to marks of considerable warmth comparing to May. Range of summer high of daytime is between 73 °F (23 °C) at June and 77 °F (25 °C) at August. This season is slightly less rainy than previous. Considering temperature range rains are rather pleasant than concerning.

At summer tourist attractions are in lakeshores and seashores. Significant place among summer entertainments is taken by sailing. This sphere offers both practical and historical interest. Other interesting seasonal events are taking place in Maine at summer too. Regattas, concerts under the stars, lobster baking and way more local entertaining festivities.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: 75 °F (+24 °C)
Min average t°: 52 °F (+11 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 13 days
Precipitation: 3.5" (88 mm)
July
Max average t°: 81 °F (+27 °C)
Min average t°: 58 °F (+14.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 3.2" (81 mm)
August
Max average t°: 79 °F (+26 °C)
Min average t°: 56 °F (+13.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 3.35" (85 mm)

(Augusta)

Summer Holidays

3rd Sunday in June – Father’s Day.

July 4 – Independence Day.

Autumn in Maine

Weather of September is still completely comfortable with its 68 °F (20 °C) of daytime highs. However precipitation starts to grow approaching peak levels at October and November. At second of autumn months temperature drops to 57 °F (14 °C) and even lower in November 45 °F (7 °C). At November nights freezing are possible as well as snowing.

Autumn Maine is necessary to visit by apple fans for this is time of picking ripe fruits. What can be cozier than sipping hot cider by the fireplace? In addition at September gorgeous nature is available for wandering and spectating.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: 70 °F (+21 °C)
Min average t°: 48 °F (+9 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 3.3" (84 mm)
October
Max average t°: 59 °F (+15 °C)
Min average t°: 38 °F (+3 °C)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 3.8" (97 mm)
November
Max average t°: 46 °F (+8 °C)
Min average t°: 30 °F (-1 °C)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 4.5" (114 mm)

(Augusta)

Autumn Holidays

1st Monday in September – Labor Day.

November 10 – Veterans Day.

4th Thursday in November – Thanksgiving.

Winter in Maine

At December temperature settles in negative range (below 32 °F) to the very April. Also it starts snowing. By mid-February thickness of snow cover may reach 12”  (300 mm) and more. Average highs of January, the coldest moth of a year is about 28 °F (-2 °C) at daytime while at night temperature drops below 14 °F (-10 °C).

As for touristic interests the state offers exceptional skiing experiences. And if you’re not in to it but lover cold season travelling there are still things to do. For example unforgettable sleigh rides in snowed forests of the state or special comfort of cozy inns at winter.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: 34 °F (+1 °C)
Min average t°: 16 °F (-9 °C)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Snowy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.9" (98 mm)
January
Max average t°: 30 °F (-1 °C)
Min average t°: 9 °F (-13 °C)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Snowy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.2" (82 mm)
February
Max average t°: 33 °F ( 0 °C)
Min average t°: 11 °F (-11.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Snowy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 2.9" (74 mm)

(Augusta)

Winter Holidays

December 25 – Christmas.

January 2 – New Year’s Holiday.

3rd Monday in January – Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

3rd Monday in February – President’s Day.


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