Seasons in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is a state with the biggest population in the region of New England, north-east part of the United States.

Massachusetts has cold winters and warm summers. The humid continental climate makes all four seasons attractive for travelers. Precipitation occurs every few days evenly throughout the year. The proximity of the ocean makes the climate on the coast more mild. More than half of the state is forested. The peculiarity of the state is strong winds at any time of the year.


Seasons

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Spring in Massachusetts

Spring floods in Massachusetts, followed by frost. In general, the weather is mild and warm from March to May. Sometimes there are sudden changes. In the western and eastern regions, temperatures can vary significantly. The weather changes with the direction of the wind. The thermometer quickly crosses the 32 °F (0 °C) mark. In late May, it gets warm up to 60 °F (+15 °C).

The largest city in the state is Boston. It is a scientific, financial and cultural center. Medicine and biotechnology are highly developed in it. It is one of the most visited cities in the United States. People come here to see competitions in baseball, American football, hockey. Tourists are attracted by the Boston International Film Festival.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: 45 °F (+7 °C)
Min average t°: 28 °F (-2 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 4.6" (117 mm)
April
Max average t°: 57 °F (+14 °C)
Min average t°: 39 °F (+4 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 4.1" (103 mm)
May
Max average t°: 67 °F (+19 °C)
Min average t°: 50 °F (+10 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.5" (88 mm)

(Boston)

Spring Holidays

March 1st: National Women of Color Day.
March 17: St.Patrick 's Day.
March 17 (Suffolk County Only): Evacuation Day

3rd Monday in April: Patriot’s Day
April 22: International Earth Day.

2nd Sunday of May: Mother’s Day.
last Monday in May: Memorial Day.

Summer in Massachusetts

In summer, the average temperature is around 72 °F (+22 °C) in western Massachusetts, about 78 °F (+25 °C) in the east. On the coast, the climate can be described as humid subtropical. Precipitation is frequent. There are many opportunities for tourists - excursions, camping, fishing. The state has 185 historical sites.

The disadvantage of being in the bay is the possibility of summer storms. Tropical hurricanes sometimes happen. However, this does not intimidate the owners of the numerous yachts and boats based in the bay. In summer, the temperature does not change much, so you can safely enjoy hiking and numerous cultural events.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: 76 °F (+24 °C)
Min average t°: 60 °F (+15 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.5" (90 mm)
July
Max average t°: 82 °F (+28 °C)
Min average t°: 66 °F (+19 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.0" (76 mm)
August
Max average t°: 80 °F (+27 °C)
Min average t°: 65 °F (+18 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.5" (90 mm)

(Boston)

Summer Holidays

June 14: Day of the American flag.
June 17 (Suffolk County Only): Bunker Hill Day
June 19: Juneteenth Independence Day.
Third Sunday of June: Father’s Day.

July 4: Independence Day.
August 26: Women's Equality Day.

Autumn in Massachusetts

A tropical cyclone can also visit Massachusetts in the fall. Forests and parks take on bright colors. The scenic views attract tourists and wildlife enthusiasts. Precipitation is moderate and stable. The temperature gradually drops from 68 °F (+20 °C) to 35 °F (+2 °C). The wettest month is November.

As winter approaches, academic activity intensifies. The state houses 5 of the largest and oldest universities in the United States. Tourists are waiting for the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Science Museum, sports arenas, more than 10 theaters, the Plymouth Plantation Museum and architectural attractions.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: 73 °F (+23 °C)
Min average t°: 59 °F (+15 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 3.5" (90 mm)
October
Max average t°: 61 °F (+16 °C)
Min average t°: 48 °F (+9 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 4.3" (110 mm)
November
Max average t°: 50 °F (+10 °C)
Min average t°: 37 °F (+3 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.7" (95 mm)

(Boston)

Autumn Holidays

1st Monday in September: Labor Day.

2nd Monday in October: Columbus Day.
October 31: Halloween (All Hallows' Eve)

November 11: Veterans Day.
4th Thursday in November: Thanksgiving Day.

Winter in Massachusetts

Winters in Massachusetts are quite mild. Cold weather sets in sharply in early December. Temperatures rarely drop below 26-30 °F  (-3..-1 °C). When a stormy wind blows from the northeast, it can get cold - as little as 17 °F (-8 °C). There is a lot of snow, you can ski, ride a snowmobile. Stormy winds happen.

Temperatures in Boston during the winter are slightly higher than in Plymouth. Affected by the proximity of the bay. There are no severe frosts. It is worth visiting the ski resorts, ice fishing, theme parks, the Aquarium, New England or Franklin Park in Boston.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: 40 °F (+4.5 °C)
Min average t°: 27 °F (-3 °C)
Sundial in the day: 5.5 hours
Snowy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 4.6" (117 mm)
January
Max average t°: 35 °F (+1.5 °C)
Min average t°: 20 °F (-7 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Snowy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 3.9" (99 mm)
February
Max average t°: 38 °F ( +3 °C)
Min average t°: 22 °F (-6 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Snowy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.4" (87 mm)

(Boston)

Winter Holidays

December 25: Christmas Day.

January 1: New Year’s Day.
3rd Monday in January: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 14: St. Valentine's Day.
3rd Monday in February: Washington’s Birthday.