Climate at a Glance

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Boston, Massachusetts

Average Temperature Rankings, December 2020

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 2020
1-Month
36.7°F
(2.6°C)
34.7°F
(1.5°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1989
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2015
Nov–Dec 2020
2-Month
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
3.1°F
(1.7°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1989
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2015
Oct–Dec 2020
3-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
2.9°F
(1.7°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1976
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2011, 2015
Sep–Dec 2020
4-Month
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
49.6°F
(9.8°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1976
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2015
Aug–Dec 2020
5-Month
56.7°F
(13.7°C)
54.1°F
(12.3°C)
2.6°F
(1.4°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1976
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2015
Jul–Dec 2020
6-Month
60.1°F
(15.6°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
2.8°F
(1.5°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1976
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2011
Jun–Dec 2020
7-Month
61.5°F
(16.4°C)
58.8°F
(14.9°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1962, 1976
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2021
Ties: 2015
May–Dec 2020
8-Month
61.1°F
(16.2°C)
58.7°F
(14.8°C)
2.4°F
(1.4°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1962
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2021
Apr–Dec 2020
9-Month
59.4°F
(15.2°C)
57.5°F
(14.2°C)
1.9°F
(1.0°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1940, 1967
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2021
Mar–Dec 2020
10-Month
57.8°F
(14.3°C)
55.6°F
(13.1°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1940, 1967
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2021
Feb–Dec 2020
11-Month
55.8°F
(13.2°C)
53.4°F
(11.9°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1967
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2021
Jan–Dec 2020
12-Month
54.2°F
(12.3°C)
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
2.8°F
(1.5°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1940
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2021
Ties: 2012
Jul 2019–Dec 2020
18-Month
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
53.4°F
(11.9°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1940
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Jan 2019–Dec 2020
24-Month
52.9°F
(11.6°C)
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1940
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2021
Ties: 2002
Jan 2018–Dec 2020
36-Month
52.8°F
(11.6°C)
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
1.5°F
(0.9°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1940, 1941
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Ties: 2018
Jan 2017–Dec 2020
48-Month
52.7°F
(11.5°C)
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1940, 1942, 1943
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2014 2013
Ties: 2014
Jan 2016–Dec 2020
60-Month
52.8°F
(11.6°C)
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1943
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2014 2021
Ties: 2012, 2013

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, Average Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on October 1, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/