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
37.1°F
(2.8°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
2.6°F
(1.4°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1989
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2015
Nov–Dec 2020
2-Month
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
3.7°F
(2.0°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1989
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2015
Oct–Dec 2020
3-Month
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
3.3°F
(1.8°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1976
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2011, 2015
Sep–Dec 2020
4-Month
52.2°F
(11.2°C)
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
2.8°F
(1.5°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1976
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2015
Aug–Dec 2020
5-Month
56.8°F
(13.8°C)
53.8°F
(12.1°C)
3.0°F
(1.7°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1976
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2015
Ties: 2001
Jul–Dec 2020
6-Month
60.2°F
(15.7°C)
57.0°F
(13.9°C)
3.2°F
(1.8°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1962
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2011
Jun–Dec 2020
7-Month
61.6°F
(16.4°C)
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
3.1°F
(1.7°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1962
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2011 2011
May–Dec 2020
8-Month
61.1°F
(16.2°C)
58.4°F
(14.7°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1962
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2011, 2015
Apr–Dec 2020
9-Month
59.4°F
(15.2°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
2.1°F
(1.1°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1940
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2011
Mar–Dec 2020
10-Month
57.8°F
(14.3°C)
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
2.5°F
(1.4°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1940
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2021
Feb–Dec 2020
11-Month
55.8°F
(13.2°C)
53.1°F
(11.7°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1967
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2010, 2012
Jan–Dec 2020
12-Month
54.2°F
(12.3°C)
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
3.1°F
(1.7°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1940
1st Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012, 2020
Ties: 2012
Jul 2019–Dec 2020
18-Month
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
53.1°F
(11.7°C)
2.4°F
(1.4°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1940
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Jan 2019–Dec 2020
24-Month
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
1.9°F
(1.1°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1940
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2021
Ties: 2017
Jan 2018–Dec 2020
36-Month
52.8°F
(11.6°C)
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1940
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Ties: 2018
Jan 2017–Dec 2020
48-Month
52.8°F
(11.6°C)
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1942, 1943
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2013
Jan 2016–Dec 2020
60-Month
52.9°F
(11.6°C)
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1940, 1943
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2014 2021
Ties: 2014

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 16, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/