The climate of Milton
, USA is situated within the Köppen climate classification Cfa zone, characterized as 'Humid subtropical, no dry season'. The climatological parameters appear consistent with this classification. Milton experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year, though maintains a generally temperate and humid climate.
Over the yearly transition, temperatures move from a low point in January
, with average highs at around 41°F and lows near 30.6°F, to a peak in July
marking the highest average temperature at 82.4°F and a warm 71.4°F at night. This indicates a range of 42.4°F in high temperatures and a 40.8°F shift in lows across the year.
In terms of precipitation, the city experiences rainfall more or less throughout the year with monthly average rates ranging from 0.63" to 1.38". The highest rainfall is typically observed in July and August
, whereas the dryest month is ordinarily in September
with 0.63". Snow is rare in Milton but can occur, typically in January and November
with an average of 0.75" and 0.12" respectively.
Wind speeds also demonstrate some variation throughout the year. The windiest period runs from January to March
, with average speeds from 10.8mph to 10.7mph, while the calmest months tend to be July and August, with speeds falling to around 7.2mph and 7.1mph respectively.
Interestingly, there appears to be a significant change in both daylight hours and UV index values, with longer days and higher UV index numbers recorded in summer months.
The best time to visit Milton
With consideration of travelers who prefer warm weather, the best time to visit Milton
is typically from late May
to early September
. This period marks the city's warmest period, with peak temperatures in July
, averaging at 82.4°F during the day, and 71.4°F during the night. Humidity levels peak around this time, too, which could add to the perceived temperature. However, sunlight is more abundant during these summer months, with an increase in daylight hours and UV index values.
The worst time to visit Milton
Travelers who dislike cold weather should avoid visiting Milton
when temperatures drop to their lowest. January
is especially cold with temperatures down to an average 30.6°F at night, and even the day time highs linger around the cold 41°F region. Wind speeds are rather high during this period, making the cold weather feel even more biting. Additionally, it is also at this time that the city experiences the more infrequent snowfall, which could lead to travel disruptions.
Spring weather in Milton
Spring ushers in gradually warmer weather in Milton
running from an average high of 49.6°F in March
up to 68.5°F in May
. Corresponding lows range from 37.9°F in March up to 57.6°F by May. Along with the rising temperatures, March experiences the highest number of rainfall days at an average of 12.3, though this decreases to 12.9 days by May. Daylight hours also increase during spring from 12 hours in March to 14.3 hours in May.
Summer weather in Milton
experiences its warmest conditions during the summer period from June
with average highs ranging from 77.5°F to 82.4°F. Corresponding nighttime temperatures take on a delightfully warm character within the range of 66.2°F to 71.4°F. The city also sees its highest rainfall during this period between 1.1" and 1.38". A point of interest is the increase in UV index values from 6 in June up to 6 in August, implying a need for sun protection.
Autumn weather in Milton
In Autumn, temperatures undergo a gradual drop from a toasty 75.7°F in September
to a more modest 54.9°F by November
. Night temperatures correspondingly dip from 65.3°F down to 44.1°F. Rainfall during this period starts at 0.63" in September and rises to 0.91" by November. Daylight hours steadily decrease from 12.4 hours in September to 10.1 hours in November.
Winter weather in Milton
Winter brings much colder temperatures to Milton
with average highs between 47.1°F to 41°F in December
respectively. Corresponding lows span between 37.8°F in December to a chilly 30.6°F in January. The city also rarely witnesses snowfall, occuring mostly in January with an average of 0.75". Notably, daylight hours are shortest during the winter, dropping to a yearly low of 9.5 hours in December.
Weather in January
experiences the lowest sunlight duration of the year with daylight hours pegged at 9.8h. A blanket of cloud scattering at 41% cloaks the city most of the time causing limited visibility. The icy footprints from December
are still visible with occasional snowfall under a backdrop of dropping temperatures. Weather in January »
Weather in February
presents a gradual shift from the deep freeze of January
. The city experiences a minute rise in temperature, heralding the slow arrival of spring. Snowfall becomes a rare occurrence in Milton
and daylight hours extend further. Weather in February »
Weather in March
carries the promises of spring, thus bringing unpredictable weather conditions. The city moves away from the cold grip with a noticeable rise in temperatures. The daylight duration extends to 12h, paving way for increased outdoor activities and signaling the arrival of spring. Weather in March »
Weather in April
The exhilaration of spring being in full swing is palpable in Milton
. The city becomes more colourful with flora coming into bloom under 13.2h of daily daylight. Temperature spikes up, painting the town with a warm hue during the day while nights remain comfortably cool. Weather in April »
Weather in May
experiences the second highest level of rainfall in Milton
at 1.02", bringing considerable moisture to the city. This month commends itself as a junction of two seasons with the mercury pushing temperatures higher, hinting at the arrival of summer. Weather in May »
Weather in June
turns the corner from spring to summer, pushing the maximum temperatures up to 77.5°F. The city brims with the brilliance of summer under 14.9h of daylight, the longest of the year. Relative humidity stays at 79%, enriching the morning dew drops on the blossoming flora. Weather in June »
Weather in July
The summer peak in July
into a heat island with the highest average temperature of the year at 82.4°F. The month remains seemingly uniform in terms of humidity, holding steady at 79%. With 14.6h of daylight, the city has noon reaching almost the zenith. Weather in July »
Weather in August
continues the summer's sizzle albeit with a slight dip in temperature. The frequency of rainfall is at its maximum, recording 13.1 days while maintaining high humidity levels. The long summer days slowly start to fold into shorter daylight hours with 13.6h on the clock. Weather in August »
Weather in September
The arrival of September
signals the transition from summer to fall in Milton
, bringing a marked shift in weather patterns. The cooling trend begins under a canopy of Fall colors in the city. The majority of precipitation occurs in liquid form as the month records a small amount of rainfall at 0.63", the least throughout the year. Weather in September »
Weather in October
wears its autumn colors proudly, with shorter days and longer, cooler nights in Milton
. Despite the slight chill, the city remains lively under 11.2h of daylight, illuminated under the fall foliage. The relative humidity dips to 76%, providing a respite from the summer mugginess. Weather in October »
Weather in November
sees a dramatic change with signs of winter starting to show. The decrease in temperatures casts a cold spell over the city. The luminary duration further reduces to 10.1h while the deposition of the morning dew intensifies due to elevated humidity levels. Weather in November »
Weather in December
ushers in the winter season in full swing, with temperatures dipping to 37.8°F. Milton
experiences a cold snap with the city marooned under a winter's chill. The year wraps up with shorter days, Christmas cheer and blustery winds. Weather in December »