The United States of America is one of the five largest countries in the world. Its area cannot be measured precisely, as it includes numerous islands and wards. According to the latest data, the territory of the USA is 9,518,900 km².
The country borders Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The state separates the sea borders of the Bering Strait from Russia, and the Florida Strait from Cuba. In the east, the country is washed by the Atlantic Ocean, in the south – the Gulf of Mexico of the Caribbean Sea, in the west and southwest – the Pacific Ocean, in the north and northwest – the Arctic Ocean.
The territory of the USA is conventionally divided into continental, the Alaska Peninsula and the Hawaiian Islands. The highest point of the state (Mt. McKinley) is in Alaska. Its height reaches 6,193 m above sea level. The USA has mountain systems, canyons, deserts, waterfalls, rivers and lakes.
The territory of the United States is located in almost all climate zones: from subarctic in Alaska to tropical in Hawaii, but most of it lies in the temperate continental climate zone. Western territories with deserts and semi-deserts are characterized by dry weather and low rainfall. The east of the country is characterized by high humidity with 2000 mm of precipitation per year. In summer, averages in the northern and southern states vary from + 22 ° C to + 28 ° C. In winter, temperatures range from -2 ° C to + 8 ° C in the north and south, respectively.
To make your vacation comfortable, pay attention to the weather in the USA by month.
Weather in the USA in January
There are few tourists in the USA in January. The best places to visit are southern states, such as Florida or Hawaii, where you can swim all year round, and the water temperature does not fall below + 22 ° C. In Alaska, it is arctic cold: on some days, the frost reaches -35 ° C. In Washington, during the day + 9 ° C, in New York up to + 6 ° C. Average values across the country vary from -10 ° C to + 6 ° C.
Weather in the USA in February
The weather in February is not much different from that in January and is suitable for any type of entertainment depending on the state: beach, sightseeing and skiing holidays. In New York in the afternoon + 7 ° C, precipitation is possible. In Washington it is up to + 10 ° C. In Los Angeles during the day, the thermometer rises to + 14 ° C, and in Seattle – to + 6 ° C. The water warms up to + 24.5 ° C. In Anchorage – the southern part of Alaska – average February temperatures do not exceed -8 ° C.
Weather in the USA in March
The tourist season begins in March. In New York, Seattle, Detroit and Washington, the air warms up to + 11 ° C during the day, at night this mark drops below + 5 ° C. In Los Angeles, the temperature is up to + 15 ° C during the day. Miami pleases in the summer with warm indicators of + 22 ° C. In the southern and southeastern regions, average temperatures vary from + 21 ° C to + 22 ° C. The water temperature in the Atlantic Ocean is + 22 ° C.
Weather in the USA in April
In April, you can find all kinds of precipitation in the United States, including fog, snow, torrential rain, and in places – hot, dry weather. Tornadoes occur depending on the region. Average temperatures in the country vary from + 6 ° C to + 18 ° C. About 90 mm of precipitation falls. In Washington during the day up to + 21 ° C, at night up to + 8 ° C. In New York it is cool: during the day + 17 ° C, at night + 7 ° C. It is hottest in the north of Miami, where during the day the air warms up to + 29 ° C. Water near the coast of Florida reaches a temperature mark of + 25 ° C.
Weather in the USA in May
Spring weather can be seen in many regions in May. In New York and Washington, the air warms up to + 23 ° C … + 25 ° C during the day, the temperature drops to + 12 ° C at night. In Denver and Minneapolis, it is relatively cold: the average values range from + 16 ° C to + 21 ° S. It is warmest in the south and south-eastern coast. The air warms up to + 26 ° C … + 31 ° C during the day, cooling down to + 21 … + 17 ° C at night. Water on the coast of Miami reaches + 27 ° C.
Weather in the USA in June
In June, an intensive amount of precipitation (more than 250 mm) falls in the area of the Hawaiian Islands and the southeastern states. The temperature during the day reaches + 31 ° C. In the central territories it is warm, from + 19 ° C to + 27 ° C, precipitation may fall in the form of rain. In mountainous areas, the daytime temperature reaches + 8 ° C. In New York and Washington, up to 110 mm of precipitation falls, during the day the air warms up to + 28 ° С … + 30 ° С, at night it cools to + 18 ° С.
Weather in the USA in July
In July, the amount of precipitation varies depending on the region: in Miami, about 200 mm falls, in Las Vegas – no more than 20 mm. In the central part of the country, the average temperature ranges from + 16 ° C to + 25 ° C. In the southwest of the country, the air warms up to + 35 ° C during the day. In Washington, in July, the daytime temperature is + 32 ° C, at night + 21 ° C, in this more than 100 mm of precipitation falls here every month.
Weather in the USA in August
In August, temperature indicators vary depending on the region. In the north of the country, the air does not warm up more than + 18 ° C, while in the southern states the thermometer rises to + 35 ° C and above. The water of the southern coast resembles steamed milk: + 27 ° C. In Washington and New York during the day + 30 ° C … + 31 ° C, at night + 21 ° C. Precipitation falls from 80 mm to 100 mm.
Weather in the USA in September
In September, many states have summer weather, but in Alaska it is already cold in autumn: about + 11 ° C. The maximum indicators are in Arizona, where the air warms up to + 32 ° C during the day. In the central regions of the country, the daytime temperature varies from + 21 ° С to + 26 ° С, at night these indicators decrease to + 16 ° С … + 18 ° С. In Washington during the day it is +28 ° С, at night + 17 ° С. More than 100 mm of precipitation falls.
Weather in the USA in October
While summer continues in Florida and other southeastern states (up to +29 ° C during the day), significant cooling occurs in the northern and central parts of the United States. The lowest temperatures are observed in Alaska, where during the day it is up to +4 ° C, the highest – in Arizona (above +31 ° C). In other parts of the country, the average temperature ranges from +15? C to +26? With the day, going down to +10 at night? WITH.
Weather in the USA in November
It is coldest in November in Alaska, up to -8 ° C, warmer in Florida, Arizona and California, up to +26? Q. Does the water temperature on the coast cool to +21? C. In the rest of the US, the average air temperature is +11 ° C … + 18 ° C during the day and +4? C … + 7 ° C at night. In Washington and New York during the day +14? C … + 16 ° C, at night up to +5? WITH.
Weather in the USA in December
Winter in the States is relatively mild. Only in Alaska sub-zero temperatures prevail (up to -10 ° C). Is it warmest in Arizona and Florida, where the air warms up to +22? S. Water in Florida invigorates: +18? S. In another part of the country, during the day, temperature indicators vary from +4? C to +10? C, and at night they drop to 0 ° C and below. Is it +10 in the afternoon in Washington? C, at night to 0 ° C. Up to 80 mm of precipitation falls here in December.