Maine Weather Forecast
"If you don't like the weather, stick around, it'll
change." This old New England adage
talking about the Maine
As weather patterns move across Maine's hills and
mountains, and chilly ocean waters
interact with warmer land temperatures, you
unique weather conditions in Maine...
...particularly along its thousands
of miles of northern Atlantic coastline. And...
Since Maine is such a large state, extending 320
miles in length and 210 miles in width, weather conditions and
temperatures can vary tremendously from one region to the next.
Harbor, Fryeburg, and The Forks, for example,
are so geographically diverse that they each seem to have a weather
system of their own.
Weather Channel Maine Weather Forecast
The Weather Channel provides an easy way to check
the forecast for
Portland, ME, or any other Maine town or city where you may be
What can you expect for the year-round climate in
Maine, what is the
average temperature in Maine in the Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring,
and when will you see the highest chance of precipitation in Maine?
temperature during Summer...
most people, summer
weather in Maine is ideal.
Statewide, the average high temperatures are in the low 70's,
with the warmest days often in
storms and passing thunderstorms are not unusual, but sunshine and
stray clouds dominate the Maine weather forecast at this time of year.
Although areas of southern Maine may have days
when the temperature exceeds 90, the rest of the state usually remains
a bit cooler. Throughout the state nights are generally
temperature during Winter...
As the most northern
of the continental United States, Maine can be quit cold during the
winter months, with snow, sleet, freezing rain, freezing fog,
nor'easter's and blizzards often forecast.
It is not unusual for interior and northern
sections to have upwards of 40-50 days with sub-zero temperatures.
During the coldest months of January and February, it is also
common to experience sub-zero readings along the coast, and in
temperature during Spring and Fall...
and September temperatures are usually very comfortable, with readings
in the 50's and 60's, and occasionally in the 70's. Evenings
are cooler, but typically still warm enough for outdoor
With average high temperatures in the low to mid
70's, and low temperatures in the low to mid 50's, June
a great month for outdoor fun.
and October are both cooler months, but on
can be very pleasant. Do not be surprised if either of these
months brings some snow flurries, or ever a bigger snow storm.
However, any precipitation left behind will likely melt
As for the weather in Maine in
they are both typically very cold, damp months. March,
often called the Mud Season in New England, is the transition period
between Winter and Spring...
during November, the month's weather highlight is often a significant
drop in temperature, along with the season's first snow.
What to Wear in Maine
Are you traveling to Maine and wondering what to bring! My
atmosphere in Maine is very casual, with dress casual typically
attire at even the most upscale restaurants.
In the late
and early fall you will probably do fine
...a lightweight jacket, a sweater and/or
sweatshirt, a few long sleeve tops, a few short sleeve tops, one or two
pairs of pants, a couple of pairs of shorts, a bathing suit, rain wear,
and a hat for
If you will be cruising on the Atlantic, or hiking
in the Acadia
or on other mountains, you may want to
include a heavier weight jacket. The morning fog that often
occurs along Maine's coast can make
for a chilly and damp start to your day.
Since the weather in Maine can change so rapidly,
it is a good idea when heading out in the morning to bring along
additional warmer weather, or cooler
If you will be in Maine in the winter, late fall,
or early spring...
...bring a warm, hooded winter coat, a scarf, a hat, gloves or mittens,
a warm sweater or similar top, long sleeve shirts, and heavy weight
If the Maine weather forecast is for really cold
temperatures, you may want to consider some