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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Climate & Temperature

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Usa is at 4030'N, 8013'W, 359 m (1178 ft). See map.
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has a humid continental climate with severe winters, no dry season, hot summers and strong seasonality (Kppen-Geiger classification: Dfa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is situated in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 10.2 degrees Celsius (50.4 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 25.6 °C (46.1°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 2.4°C (36.4°F) on average falling to -6.1°C (21.1°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 15.5°C (59.9°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 3.9°C (39°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 27.1°C (80.8°F) and average low temperatures are 15.3°C (59.5°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 16.9°C (62.4°F) during the day and lows of 6.3°C (43.3°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 935.9 mm (36.8 inches) which is equivalent to 935.9 Litres/m (22.96 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2378 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Albany, Western Australia, Australia where you would find a Mediterranean climate.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 1 (34) 3 (37) 9 (49) 16 (60) 21 (71) 26 (79) 28 (83) 27 (81) 24 (74) 17 (62) 10 (50) 4 (39) 16 (60)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (26) -2 (29) 4 (39) 10 (50) 15 (60) 20 (68) 22 (72) 21 (71) 18 (64) 11 (52) 6 (42) 0 (31) 10 (50)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (19) -7 (20) -1 (30) 4 (39) 9 (48) 14 (57) 16 (62) 16 (60) 12 (53) 6 (42) 1 (34) -4 (24) 5 (41)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 65 (3) 61 (2) 87 (3) 80 (3) 91 (4) 94 (4) 95 (4) 82 (3) 75 (3) 60 (2) 72 (3) 74 (3) 936 (37)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 17 (55) 15 (53) 16 (52) 14 (47) 13 (42) 12 (40) 12 (39) 10 (32) 8 (27) 11 (35) 12 (40) 15 (48) 155 (42)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 3h 27' 4h 10' 6h 00' 6h 34' 7h 48' 9h 36' 9h 13' 8h 13' 8h 04' 6h 36' 4h 42' 3h 34' 6h 30'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 38' 10h 36' 11h 53' 13h 15' 14h 25' 15h 01' 14h 45' 13h 45' 12h 25' 11h 03' 9h 53' 9h 19' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 36 (64) 40 (60) 51 (49) 50 (50) 55 (45) 65 (35) 63 (37) 61 (39) 66 (34) 61 (39) 48 (52) 39 (61) 54 (46)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 29.7 39 49.9 61.5 69.7 72.9 69.8 61.5 50 38.5 29.4 26.1 49.8

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