What is the hottest month in new jersey

New Jersey weather is known for a moderate climate, conditions vary based on location. June, July and August are the state's warmest months with average temperatures near 80 degrees.

August 2016 was the second hottest August on record, and the meteorological summer -- which runs from June 1 through Aug. 31 -- was the fourth hottest since records started being kept in 1895.

The fourth-smallest state in the country, New Jersey's total land area covers 7,419 square miles; at its maximum, the state measures 170 miles from north to south, and 70 miles from east to west. Despite its modest size, climactic variations exist in different geographic regions of New Jersey, and various atmospheric and oceanic elements impact the state's climate.

In January, the coldest month, overall statewide highs average in the upper 30s and low 40s, with overnight lows bottoming out in the mid 20s. In July, statewide highs average in the mid 80s, with lows in the mid 60s.

Spring and fall temperatures lie in between these two extremes, and are often mild and comfortable. For instance, October can still be quite pleasant, with an average high of 66 and an average low of 44.

The warmest spot in New Jersey is Cape May, while the coolest is Sussex in the northern part of the state.

For more info, read an overview of the average climate of New Jersey at USA Today.

To find the the average temperatures and precipitation amounts for more than 47 cities in New Jersey, go to USClimateData.com.

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