January is the coldest month of the year in Nantucket with an average low temperature of 25°F (-4°C). The average high temperatures are a teeth chattering 39°F (4°C). In addition to being the coldest month, January also has the year’s highest precipitation rates with an average rainfall of 4 inches (105 mm).
In February, the average high temperature stays the same while the average low temperature rises by a single degree.
Nantucket Weather in March: Average temperatures rise in March as winter ends and spring arrives. The average high temperature increases to 44°F (7°C) while the average low temperature is a bone chilling 31°F (-1°C).
April in Nantucket sees a relatively large amount of rainfall with an average precipitation rate of 4 inches (105 mm). The average high and average low temperatures range between 51°F (11°C) and 38°F (3°C).
In May, temperatures continue to increase with the average high temperature peaking at 60°F (16°C). Despite the general rise in temperatures, the average low temperature in Nantucket is still a chilly 46°F (8°C).
Nantucket Weather in June: The average temperatures for June remain quite cool in Nantucket even with the arrival of summer. High temperatures make a bit of a jump to 69°F (21°C) while the low temperatures average at 55°F (13°C).
July receives the least amount of rainfall annually with an average precipitation rate of 2 inches (52 mm). The average high temperatures peak at 75°F (24°C) while the average low temperature climbs to 62°F (17°C).
August is the warmest month in Nantucket. Regardless of this distinction, the average high temperature is an enjoyable 76°F (24°C). Low temperatures average at 63°F (17°C).
In September, fall officially arrives and brings with it average high and average low temperatures at 70°F (21°C) and 56°F (13°C) respectively.
Nantucket Weather in October: Nantucket gets abundant rainfall in October with an average precipitation rate of 3 inches (76 mm). The climate continues to get colder as the average high temperature decreases to 61°F (16°C) and the average low temperature goes down to 47°F (8°C).
In November, the average high temperature decreases further to 53°F (12°C). Meanwhile, the average low temperature goes down to 39°F (4°C).
December is the third coldest month in the year with an average low temperature of 30°F (-1°C). The average high temperature also lowers significantly to 44°F (7°C).
If you’re eager to explore the popular tourist destinations of Massachusetts by foot, the mild fall weather from September through October is a fantastic time to visit. For baseball fanatics ready to soak up the electric atmosphere of Red Sox games, summer is the ultimate time to swing by as long as you’re able to brave the hot weather and soaring hotel rates. If you’re coming to Massachusetts to enjoy winter sports, make sure to come in January when the snowfall is at its best. Those who are eager to see how tree spa is transformed into maple syrup should come to the New England area early in the spring.
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