Average Rainfall for Massachusetts in August





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall during August at cities, towns and parks in Massachusetts.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month. Most sites also have information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The rainfall totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Cape Cod and Islands, Eastern , Central and Western Massachusetts.

Cape Cod and Islands

Average monthly precipitation in August
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
8 Chatham 3.2 81
9 Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard 4.0 101
7 Hyannis 3.2 81
Nantucket 3.9 99
Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard 4.0 101

Eastern Massachusetts

August averages for total rainfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
9 Boston 3.4 85
9 Brockton 4.1 103
9 East Wareham 3.9 100
10 Great Blue Hill, Milton 4.0 102
10 Haverhill 3.7 94
9 Hingham 4.3 109
8 Marblehead 3.4 87
9 New Bedford 4.5 115
10 Newburyport 3.4 87
10 Plymouth 4.0 102
9 Taunton 3.6 92

Central Massachusetts

Average amount of rain in August
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Amherst 3.8 96
11 Barre Falls Reservoir Dam 4.4 110
10 Buffumville Lake 3.8 96
10 East Brimfield Lake 3.8 96
9 Lowell 3.8 97
10 Tully Lake 4.0 102
10 Worcester 3.7 94

Western Massachusetts

Precipitation totals for August
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Great Barrington 4.5 114
9 Knightville Reservoir Dam 3.8 96
9 Lanesboro 4.1 104
10 West Otis 4.1 104
11 Worthington 3.6 92
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

Massachusetts Precipitation
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