• Cape Cod, Massachusetts Credit: Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce/Matt Suess
    The sea and shore define much of New England's weather
    Cape Cod, Massachusetts

New England Weather

Just as New England is famous for its four distinct seasons, it is known for its quickly changing weather, as well. The famous author Mark Twain (aka Samuel Clemens) noted: “Yes, one of the brightest gems in the New England weather is the dazzling uncertainty of it. There is only one thing certain about it, you are certain there is going to be plenty of weather.”


Average Monthly Temperatures

These temperatures reflect averages for Concord, New Hampshire — roughly the center of New England. Temperatures can vary widely from the most northern sections of Maine and Vermont to the southern regions (Cape Cod, Rhode Island, and Connecticut), so be sure to see regional weather links below. Most months, it is best to dress in layers so you can be prepared for varying temperatures.

  • January: 21 degrees F, -6 degrees C
  • February: 23 degrees F, -5 degrees C
  • March: 32 degrees F, 0 degrees C
  • April: 44 degrees F, 7 degrees C
  • May: 56 degrees F, 13 degrees C
  • June: 65 degrees F, 18 degrees C
  • July: 70 degrees F, 21 degrees C
  • August: 67 degrees F, 19 degrees C
  • September: 60 degrees F, 16 degrees C
  • October: 49 degrees F, 9 degrees C
  • November: 38 degrees F, 3 degrees C
  • December: 25 degrees F, -4 degrees C

Average monthly precipitation is 3.2".


Boston Area Weather


Regions

Weather in the coastal and mountain regions is often quite different. Search weather.com for your destination for current and forecasted weather.

What’s it like at the top? Check out the weather at the summit of New England’s Mount Washington — highest peak in the northeast!


Weather-Related Places to Visit in New England:

  • Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium — St. Johnsbury, Vermont
  • Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center — North Conway, New Hampshire
  • Mount Washington Observatory Tour
  • Montshire Museum of Science — Norwich, Vermont
  • Connecticut Science Center — Hartford, Connecticut
  • Boston Museum of Science — Boston, Massachusetts