Summer 2024 Forecast for New England

Wondering if it’s going to be a hot summer in New England? According to numerous sources, yes it is.

NOAA, AccuWeather and Farmer’s Almanac are all predicting a hot and rainy summer in New England in 2024.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) predicted that temperatures this summer will have a 70%-80% chance of being above-normal and precipitation levels will have a 40%-50% chance of being above normal.

Farmer’s Almanac is not only predicting a hot summer but is also predicting that 2024 might have “the hottest temperatures in recorded history.”

The Farmer’s Almanac forecast states that New England is on track for another hot wet summer and even predicted that the weather on Father’s Day will be cloudy, the week of Fourth of July will be generally pleasant with fair skies and the months of August and September will be wet.

Accuweather predicts that temperatures are forecast to run at least two degrees above historical averages across the country, including in New England.

The Accuweather forecast also predicts that in Boston, Mass there could be three to four times as many 90-degree days this year compared to the five recorded in 2023.

According to the National Weather Service, this change in temperatures is the result of a shift in weather patterns.

The National Weather Service is predicting a transition to an ENSO-neutral pattern, also known as La Nada, or “the nothing” very soon, which means normal sea surface temperatures across the central and east-central Pacific Ocean along the equator.

La Nada patterns happen between a change from El Niño, the condition that has been in place since last June, and La Niña. As a result, it is likely to cause slightly higher temperatures.

These higher temperatures could lead to high energy bills for families and businesses and could create a strain on the country’s power grid as more and more people crank up their air conditioners to beat the heat.

Hot summer weather often causes people to flock to local beaches and public pools and this summer will likely be no different. If you’re looking to cool down this summer, check out this list of beaches in Massachusetts, lake beaches in Massachusetts and public pools in Massachusetts.

AccuWeather, Farmer’s Almanac and NOAA are widely recognized and trusted sources of weather conditions in the U.S.

AccuWeather is a global weather forecasting and information service provider headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania. It offers a wide range of weather-related services and products.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce. NOAA provides weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring. This includes real-time weather data, long-term weather predictions, and climate trends analysis.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is an agency within the United States federal government, specifically under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Its primary mission is to provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts, and warnings for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy.

The Farmer’s Almanac is a widely recognized publication that has been providing weather forecasts, gardening tips, natural remedies, and various types of advice for farmers, gardeners, and outdoor enthusiasts for over two centuries.

The almanac is famous for its long-term weather forecasts, often providing predictions months in advance. These forecasts are based on a proprietary formula developed by the almanac’s founder and are often used by readers to plan agricultural and gardening activities.

If you want to know more about summer weather in New England, check out this article about the hottest month in Massachusetts.

Sources:
McNamara, Neal. “What ‘La Nada’ Means For MA Spring, Summer Weather Patterns.” Patch.com, 17 April. 2024, patch.com/massachusetts/across-ma/la-nada-influence-massachusetts-spring-summer-weather
Landeck, Katie. “Want more beach days this summer? Old Farmer’s Almanac summer forecast says there will be.” The Providence Journal, 8 May. 2024, providencejournal.com/story/weather/2024/05/08/old-farmers-almanac-summer-2024-forecast-ri-nh-massachusetts-maine-vermont-connecticut-beach/73596713007/
“Sizzling summer ahead: AccuWeather issues 2024 US summer forecast.” AccuWeather, accuweather.com/en/weather-forecasts/sizzling-summer-ahead-accuweather-issues-2024-us-summer-forecast/1644799
“Seasonal Color Maps.” Climate Prediction Center, cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/multi_season/13_seasonal_outlooks/color/churchill.php
“Summer Weather Forecast.” Farmer’s Almanac, farmersalmanac.com/farmers-almanac-summer-2024-weather-forecast

About William Briscoe

William Briscoe is a seasoned travel blogger and adventurer based in Massachusetts. With a passion for exploring hidden gems and sharing his travel experiences, Briscoe's website, "Mass Attractions," has become a go-to resource for those seeking seasonal attractions in Massachusetts. In addition to his website, William has contributed travel stories and articles to various travel publications, and his work has been featured in several magazines and online platforms. He also collaborates with tourism boards and travel companies to promote sustainable and responsible travel practices. William enjoys exploring the scenic beauty of New England, spending time with his family and two rescue dogs, and experimenting with classical New England recipes in his kitchen. He holds a degree in English Literature from Boston University, which he believes laid the foundation for his writing skills.

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