Boston Weather and Climate

Boston's climate has been classified as continental and as a result of its location, the Atlantic Ocean influences the city’s climate to a great extent. This is not peculiar to Boston alone. It experiences the same processes as other settlements that lie along the northeastern coastline of the country. The city of Boston experiences the four distinct seasons of summer, fall, winter, and spring.



The winters are cold and windy, with considerable snowfalls on a regular basis while the summers are warm and humid with showers of rain. On the other hand, the springs and falls are normally mild, although there may be some variations from time to time. Such changes are usually dependent on the prevailing wind conditions. When the wind conditions are quite dominant, they are able to neutralize the effects of the Atlantic.

Temperature readings show that the hottest month is July while on the other end of the spectrum, January takes the crown as the coldest month of the year. By virtue of its geography, Boston is subjected to the influences of the Atlantic Ocean which can mean copious amounts of rain and snow. Interestingly, as one moves away from the ocean and further inland, there is a noticeable increase in the level of snowfall. The amount of snowfall reaches its lowest in April and it very rarely snows in some other months like May and October. 

In the springs and summers foggy mornings are common and fall can be quite stormy. For the beach goers, you will always enjoy the constant sea breeze along the beaches, which also sweeps through the city.