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PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS


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Elevation: 8 feet     Latitude: 42 04N     Longitude: 070 13W
Köppen Classification: Humid Subtropical Climate

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This climate is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. This climate type is found on the eastern sides of the continents between 20° and 35° N and S latitude. In summer, these regions are largely under the influence of moist, maritime airflow from the western side of the subtropical anticyclonic cells over low-latitude ocean waters. Temperatures are high and can lead to warm, oppressive nights. Summers are usually somewhat wetter than winters, with much of the rainfall coming from convectional thunderstorm activity; tropical cyclones also enhance warm-season rainfall in some regions. The coldest month is usually quite mild, although frosts are not uncommon, and winter precipitation is derived primarily from frontal cyclones along the polar front.

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfa". (Humid Subtropical Climate).

The average temperature for the year in Provincetown is 49.0°F (9.4°C). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 70.0°F (21.1°C). The coolest month on average is February, with an average temperature of 30.0°F (-1.1°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Provincetown is 104.0°F (40°C), which was recorded in July. The lowest recorded temperature in Provincetown is -6.0°F (-21.1°C), which was recorded in December.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Provincetown is 39.7" (1008.4 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is January with 3.9" (99.1 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is June with an average of 2.7" (68.6 mm). There are an average of 107.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in November with 11.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in July with 7.0 days.

In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 72.7 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in January with 7.3 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in July with 5.2 days of rain.

In Provincetown, there's an average of 19.6" of snow (0 cm). The month with the most snow is February, with 7.1" of snow (18 cm).



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