Boston Weather in September
Boston, Massachusetts usually gets its last blast of really hot weather for the year in September. Most days though, have milder temperatures. And relatively few days this month have rain.
This page gives detailed information on the typical September weather for Boston.
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The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at Boston's Logan International Airport, located on the waterfront next to Boston Harbor.
|72 °F||September average high||22 °C|
|57 °F||September average low||14 °C|
In most years, Boston averages a daily maximum temperature for September that's between 70 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 24 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 55 and 59 °F (13 to 15 °C).
The days at Boston begin to cool down quickly during September. By the end of the month, the temperature has dropped around 10 °F (5.5 °C) below what it was at the start.
|18 days||70 °F max. or more (21 °C)|
|20 days||60 °F min. or less (16 °C)|
Nearly every day in September warms to over 60 °F (16 °C) in Boston. The city averages 1 day this month when the thermometer reaches into the 90s °F (over 32 °C). Temperatures above 100 °F (38 °C) are not expected here during September.
At night, the thermometer dips to 50 °F (10 °C) or below on 4 days. A temperature as cold as 40 °F (4 °C) occurs in September about once a decade.
|3.4 in||total precipitation||87 mm|
|9 days||of rain|
Boston has fewer rainy days in September than any other month. Half the time, the city receives 2 to 5 inches (44 to 117 mm) of rainfall in September. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter. None of the precipitation falls as snow.
|10 days||clear skies|
The sun's rays reach the ground in Boston during 63 percent of daylight hours on average in September, for a total of 235 hours in the month. Typically on 10 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.
Sunlight in September at Boston lasts for 12 hours and 26 minutes a day on average. The longest day of the month is the 1st with 13 hours and 7 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have shortened to 11:46 from sunrise to sunset. These durations of daylight can vary by a minute or two from year to year.
|72 %||September average humidity|
The relative humidity in Boston during September usually peaks at 82 percent in the morning then drops to 59 percent by early afternoon. September is Boston's most humid month.
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|11.2 mph||September wind speed average||18.0 kph|
September is slightly less windy than most other months in Boston.
|2 days||rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more|
|1 day||with thunderstorms in September|
|6 %||chance a named storm approaches|
There's a 2 percent probability that a hurricane will approach within 100 miles (165 km) of Boston during September. The chance of a major hurricane (category 3 to 5) reaching the area is 1 percent.
These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals. The named storm probabilities come from the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Hurricane Research Division.