Seasons in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is a state, that is located in the area of the New England in the North-East of the United States. New Hampshire is a major point of making shoes, textile and making of paper. This state is a best destination for doing some activities, like go on skiing, or having a ride on the snow mobile, hiking and much more.

Weather in New Hampshire is characterized by short but warm summers and cold, snowy winters. The amount of precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year. The climate is humid continental. From the southeast, the winds bring in the influence of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a little warmer on the coast, it rains more often. In the interior, winters are harsh. Coldest in the mountains in the north of New Hampshire. In winter, up to 2.5 m of snow falls here.


Seasons

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Spring in New Hampshire

Spring comes slowly to New Hampshire. There are still snowfalls in April. Only in May the temperature rises to 50-55 °F (10-13 °C). In the spring, the entire state is in bloom. Most of New Hampshire is forested. It is the second after Maine in the ratio of the area of ​​national parks, forests to the total area of ​​the state.

It warms faster in the southeast, where there is an outlet to the Atlantic Ocean. Several islands off the coast are very picturesque. On a cool day, you can swim in Water Country. Spring comes to the central and northern parts of the state later than all else. White Mountains, a spur of the Appalachian mountains, the highest and coldest place in New Hampshire. There are hurricanes here. Tourists will find Canobie Lake Park, one of the oldest in the United States.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: 42 °F (+5.5 °C)
Min average t°: 25 °F (-4 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.9" (100 mm)
April
Max average t°: 55°F (+13 °C)
Min average t°: 36 °F (+2 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.9" (100 mm)
May
Max average t°: 66 °F (+19 °C)
Min average t°: 47 °F (+9 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 3.4" (87 mm)

(Concord)

Spring Holidays

March 1st: National Women of Color Day.
March 17: St.Patrick 's Day.

April 1: April Fools' Day.
April 22: International Earth Day.

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

Summer in New Hampshire

Summers in New Hampshire are short but warm. The warmest month is July. The temperature rises to 80-82 °F (26-28 °C). The average minimum temperature in summer is 58 °F (14 °C). The south of the state is 2-3 degrees warmer. On the Atlantic coast there is the seaside resort of Hampton Beach. The length of the beaches is 29 km. Open-air concerts and car rallies are held here.

Summer is the best time for hiking. There are several amusement parks. Tourists are expected by the Appalachian Trail, laid through the White Mountains. In the north of the state, there is the White Mountains National Wildlife Refuge. This area is called the Great Northern Forests.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: 75 °F (+24 °C)
Min average t°: 57 °F (+14 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 3.9" (100 mm)
July
Max average t°: 81 °F (+27.5 °C)
Min average t°: 63 °F (+17.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.7" (94 mm)
August
Max average t°: 80 °F (+26 °C)
Min average t°: 62 °F (+17 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.7" (94 mm)

(Concord)

Summer Holidays

June 14: Day of the American flag.
June 19: Juneteenth National Independence Day.
Third Sunday of June: Father’s Day.

July 4: Independence Day.

August 26: Women's Equality Day.

Autumn in New Hampshire

In autumn, we advise you to visit the Lake District. It is located south of the White Mountains. Several large lakes surrounded by yellow-orange forests are extremely picturesque. The largest lake in the state is Winnipesaukee. Its depth is 65 m, it resembles a small inland sea. All these beauties are best viewed from September or early October. At this time, the temperature is still kept at about  55 °F (13 °C). There are rains, but they are short-lived.

The main autumn entertainment is festivals. In New Hampshire, you can visit Anheuser-Busch at Merrimack or Budweiser Clydesdales. You will see how beer is made and taste original varieties. Tourists are advised to ride horses, which are bred in the state.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: 72 °F (+22 °C)
Min average t°: 55 °F (+13 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 3.5" (90 mm)
October
Max average t°: 59 °F (+15 °C)
Min average t°: 44 °F (+7 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 4.2" (107 mm)
November
Max average t°: 47 °F (+8 °C)
Min average t°: 34 °F (+1 °C)
Sundial in the day: 5.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.5" (90 mm)

(Concord)

Autumn Holidays

1st Monday in September: Labor Day.

2nd Monday in October: Columbus Day.
October 31: Halloween (All Hallows' Eve)
Every other year – Election Day

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

Winter in New Hampshire

Winter in New Hampshire is snowy and cold. Slightly warmer in the southeast of the state. The warmth is brought by the influence of the Atlantic Ocean. With it comes wet snow or rain. In the interior, a classic winter with frost reigns. The temperature in winter drops to 16-32 °F (..-8 ..0 °C) . It is especially cold in the mountains. In the south of the state is Mount Monadnock, one of the highest in the United States. Its height is 965 m above sea level. Its top is never free of snow.

The coldest month is January. In addition to visiting museums and theaters, you can see
historical ruins. We advise you to visit the Duty Free Shopping and Historical Museums. If you are not afraid of the cold, go skiing in the National Park.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: 36 °F (+2 °C)
Min average t°: 23 °F (-5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Snowy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 4.2" (107 mm)
January
Max average t°: 30 °F (-1 °C)
Min average t°: 15 °F (-10 °C)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Snowy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 3.2" (81 mm)
February
Max average t°: 34 °F ( +1 °C)
Min average t°: 17 °F (-8.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Snowy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.1" (78 mm)

(Concord)

Winter Holidays

December 25: Christmas Day.

January 1: New Year’s Day.
January 20 every fourth year: Inauguration Day.
3rd Monday in January: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

New Hampshire is a state with soul and own energy. No matter it is Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter – every time of the year has special days, that will bring you unforgettable memories and new experience.