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Madison, Wisconsin Climate & Temperature

  • Madison, Wisconsin, Usa is at 437'N, 8919'W, 264 m (866 ft). See map.
  • Madison, Wisconsin has a humid continental climate with severe winters, no dry season, warm summers and strong seasonality (Kppen-Geiger classification: Dfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Madison, Wisconsin is situated in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 7.3 degrees Celsius (45.1 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 30.6 °C (55.1°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype truly continental. Madison, Wisconsin Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach -2.1°C (28.2°F) on average falling to -11.9°C (10.6°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 13.2°C (55.7°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 1°C (33.8°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 26.7°C (80.1°F) and average low temperatures are 13.8°C (56.8°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 14.7°C (58.5°F) during the day and lows of 3.1°C (37.6°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 784.3 mm (30.9 inches) which is equivalent to 784.3 Litres/m (19.24 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2635 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Madison, Wisconsin you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Amsterdam Island, French Southern Lands where you would find a Marine west coast climate.

Madison, Wisconsin Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (25) -1 (30) 5 (42) 14 (57) 21 (69) 26 (78) 28 (82) 26 (80) 22 (71) 16 (60) 7 (44) -1 (30) 13 (56)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (16) -6 (21) 0 (32) 7 (45) 14 (56) 19 (66) 22 (71) 20 (68) 15 (60) 9 (49) 2 (35) -6 (22) 7 (45)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (7) -12 (11) -5 (23) 1 (34) 7 (44) 12 (54) 15 (60) 14 (57) 9 (48) 3 (38) -3 (27) -10 (13) 2 (35)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 27 (1) 27 (1) 55 (2) 73 (3) 80 (3) 93 (4) 86 (3) 103 (4) 86 (3) 55 (2) 53 (2) 47 (2) 784 (31)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 9 (29) 8 (28) 10 (32) 10 (33) 11 (35) 11 (37) 8 (26) 9 (29) 9 (30) 7 (23) 8 (27) 8 (26) 108 (30)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 4h 25' 5h 31' 6h 50' 7h 02' 8h 42' 9h 58' 10h 44' 9h 30' 8h 34' 6h 48' 4h 24' 3h 56' 7h 12'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 22' 10h 26' 11h 51' 13h 21' 14h 38' 15h 18' 15h 00' 13h 54' 12h 26' 10h 56' 9h 40' 9h 02' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 48 (52) 54 (46) 59 (41) 53 (47) 60 (40) 66 (34) 72 (28) 69 (31) 70 (30) 63 (37) 46 (54) 44 (56) 60 (40)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 27 36.4 47.3 58.9 67.1 70.3 67.2 58.8 47.4 35.9 26.8 23.5 47.2

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