Philadelphia Weather

Philadelphia WeatherPhiladelphia is an exciting and historic city, which makes it the perfect travel destination for business or vacation. Trying to determine the weather in Philadelphia can be a little tricky, since it adheres to the reliably unreliable Pennsylvania climate. Typically, Pennsylvania sees four seasons throughout the year and these are general guidelines about the weather during each point of the year.

Winter in Philadelphia usually runs from late November until late March, with the average temperature falling around 40 degrees Celsius. Precipitation is common during the winter and can take many forms: rain, sleet, snow, and ice. To prepare for your trip, pack the usual winter clothes (gloves, hats and scarves), and also include a pair of waterproof boots (the warmer, the better), an umbrella and a pair of sunglasses for the occasional bursts of sun that reflect off of the snow banks.

Usually spring starts at the end of March or beginning of April and lasts until the end of May. The average temperature is around 65 degrees Celsius, making it the perfect temperature for a t-shirt and pair of jeans. There is an abundance of rain in the spring, so pack a light jacket and umbrella. The weather during this time of year is subject to change at a moment’s notice, so having an extra sweater, and even a pair of shorts isn’t a bad idea. Spring in Philadelphia is often very pleasant with blue skies and crisp air.

Starting in early June until the middle of September is summer in Philadelphia. The average temperature is around 80 degrees Celsius and there is little to no precipitation during these months. This great weather allows you to get out, walk around, and explore the beautiful sites in Philadelphia, or “Phili” as the locals say. Bring your shorts and t-shirts, and make sure to ask if your hotel has a pool—some days are scortchers!

Fall is hit or miss in Pennsylvania in general. The usual rule of thumb is that fall arrives at the end of September until early November; however, sometimes the summer lasts longer and winter comes sooner. When there is a fall season in Philadelphia it is beautiful. The average temperatures run between 65 and 70 degrees Celsius, and generally the rain showers are few and far between. Although a light jacket might be necessary at night, jeans and a t-shirt are perfect attire for touring the city during the day.