Weather in Maine

The state of Mzn is located in the Northeastern United States and belongs to the states of New England.

Maine borders the state of New Hampshire to the west, as well as Canada (with the provinces of Quebec to the northwest and New Brunswick to the northeast). From the south, the coast of the state is washed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Maine is home to the easternmost point of the continental United States, West Quaddy Head.

Maine is located within two physiographic regions of the United States – the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Lowlands. In the west, along the border with the state of New Hampshire, rises Mahoosak Range – one of the ranges of the White Mountains (White Mountains). This part of the northern Appalachians is considered one of the most inaccessible mountains in New England. Further to the northeast, to the border with Canada, the Longfellow Mountains stretch. Here, in the north of central Maine, the highest peak of the state is located – Mount Katahdin (1,606 meters above sea level), which is the northern end of the Appalachian Trail (a popular hiking route in the United States).

To the southeast, the terrain decreases, turning into a hilly upland with many lakes and streams and, further south, into the coastal plains (part of the Atlantic Lowland). Maine’s coastline is predominantly rocky (although it also has long sandy beaches), indented with many bays, narrow river estuaries, fjords, and tidal streams (and the tides in the east of the state are among the strongest in the world). The length of the Maine coastline (including all bays) is about 5,600 km. More than one thousand two hundred islands are scattered along the coast, including the islands of the Shoals archipelago on the border with New Hampshire.

A state located in the easternmost part of the continental United States, in the North.

It borders Canada with its Northern part, and in the South it is washed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the territory is small hills that are part of the Appalachian mountains. Nevertheless, there is a lot of territory between fairly large hills – these are plains occupied by fertile meadows suitable both for agriculture and for grazing cattle. At the same time, the water area is also represented by medium-sized, but numerous inland lakes. The climate of the entire territory also favors these activities.

Due to the proximity of a large number of open water sources, the humidity of the entire territory is quite high, and various precipitations are not uncommon. There are two main seasons – summer and winter, as well as two off-seasons. Winters in Northern and Northwestern Maine are cold. The average daily temperature usually ranges from 8 to 18 degrees below zero Celsius. At the same time, precipitation in the form of snow often falls during the season, sometimes freezing rain can fall, but this is a rather rare phenomenon that occurs more often closer to the coast. In the Western part, the air temperature during the coldest period of the year (usually January) is higher, from zero to ten degrees below zero Celsius, but it is felt as colder due to strong winds.

Summer in the Eastern and Western parts is also slightly different. In the Western part, the amount of precipitation is slightly less, and the temperature is lower than in the opposite half of the territory. The usual indicator is the temperature range from 13 to 22 degrees Celsius above zero. The Eastern part is characterized by frequent and short-term heavy rains, and the temperature on the coast is from 14 to 28 degrees above zero.