Baltimore Weather and Climate

According to the Koppen classification, Baltimore lies in the humid sub tropical climate zone. The hottest month of the year is July when the temperatures are at an average of 81.7 degree Fahrenheit. This is also the time of the year when the humidity is extremely high in the city. Baltimore has also seen highs of 107 degrees Fahrenheit in the month of July. The coldest month of the year is January when the temperatures are at an average of 36.8 degrees Fahrenheit.



There are sub tropical air masses that can influence the temperature to a large extent as can the arctic fronts that can cause the night time temperatures to fall quite significantly. These atmospheric currents can caused the temperature to drop to as low as -7 degrees Fahrenheit. The outlying and inland parts of the city are relatively cooler than the main city and the coastal areas.

The precipitation in this east coast city is fairly high and it is spread throughout the year. Typically one can experience about 3 to 4 inches of rain every month. The showers in spring, summer and fall are frequent and thunderstorms are also common. The rain during the winter is gentler and the rain showers last for a longer period of time. The estimated numbers of sunny days in the city are about 105. Snowfall in the city can only be experienced occasionally. Freezing rain and sleet are also occurs a few times each year during the winter.

The best time to visit the city is during the spring years when the temperatures are moderate and rain moderate. But there is a certain characteristic aspect of each time of the year that you may want to experience. Avoiding the summers is still recommended due to the high temperatures in the community.