The best times to visit Boston for ideal weather are

April 16th to June 17th

or

August 13th to October 14th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.


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Weather in Boston

Temperature

Average temperatures in Boston vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Boston, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 90.5°F (32.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.7°F (19.8°C) at night.

Boston Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Boston Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Boston Perceived Temperature (F)

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Boston Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Boston Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan45.634.825.6
Feb47.736.326.2
Mar59.546.735.9
Apr70.456.945
May78.36654.9
Jun85.874.263.6
Jul8977.466.9
Aug86.374.564.7
Sep80.968.758.3
Oct70.557.747
Nov58.646.135.9
Dec5039.630.9

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan7.61.6-3.6
Feb8.72.4-3.2
Mar15.38.22.2
Apr21.313.87.2
May25.718.912.7
Jun29.923.417.6
Jul31.725.219.4
Aug30.223.618.2
Sep27.220.414.6
Oct21.414.38.3
Nov14.87.82.2
Dec104.2-0.6


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Boston are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid September with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of September 10th.

When can you find snow in Boston? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Boston.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Boston (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan0%00
Feb0%00
Mar0%00
Apr0%00
May3%00.2
Jun7%00.9
Jul5%00.9
Aug3%00.6
Sep5%00.9
Oct3%00.7
Nov5%00.3
Dec5%00.7

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan000
Feb000
Mar000
Apr000
May300.5
Jun702.3
Jul502.3
Aug301.5
Sep502.3
Oct301.8
Nov500.8
Dec501.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Boston has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is March (48.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (69.4%).

Wind in Boston is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 4.3 knots (4.9 MPH or 8 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 12.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Boston.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan3.4Barely noticeable10.5Gentle breeze
Feb3.9Barely noticeable11.9Significant breeze
Mar4.3Light breeze12Gentle breeze
Apr4Light breeze11.5Significant breeze
May2.9Barely noticeable9.8Gentle breeze
Jun2.4Barely noticeable9.3Gentle breeze
Jul2.1Barely noticeable8.8Gentle breeze
Aug2Barely noticeable8.1Gentle breeze
Sep2.2Barely noticeable8.3Gentle breeze
Oct2.8Barely noticeable9.2Gentle breeze
Nov3.1Barely noticeable9.8Gentle breeze
Dec3Barely noticeable9.6Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan54.8%
Feb48.9%
Mar48.8%
Apr50.1%
May62.7%
Jun66.3%
Jul66.6%
Aug69.4%
Sep69.4%
Oct67.3%
Nov60.1%
Dec66%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Boston?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Boston, VA, US is July, followed by June and August. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Boston in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 56.1 in October means 56.1% of the tourists vs. July.


Overall Boston Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 84.6°F (29.2°C) and 50.4°F (10.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Boston, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.8°F (29.9°C) and 53.2°F (11.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: approximately 1 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Boston to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 51.4°F (10.8°C) and 42.8°F (6°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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