Monday, January 22, 2007

Bar Harbor Weather and When to Visit

Insider tips: Due to the ocean this area seems to have an extended fall and a late starting spring. Fall can be the best time to visit if you don't have to worry about school schedules because there are less tourists and you get to see the beautiful foilage. Probably the worst time to visit is during Black Fly season which runs approximately mid-May to mid-June depending on the spring weather. Global warming seems to have increased the rainfall of the east coast in the past few years.

Most people visit Bar Harbor during the summertime. Not only is summer the best season in terms of average temperatures, but it’s also the time of year when most of the activities in Bar Harbor take place.

Summer days in Bar Harbor are usually have an average in the upper 70s or low 80s (Fahrenheit), but the nights can be pretty chilly and the temperature can fall into the 50s (Fahrenheit). It’s possible for the daily temperature to be lower than 70 degrees, so tourists should come prepared with the proper clothing. Bar Harbor can get frequent rain storms in the summertime, so rain gear is a necessity.

The fall in Bar Harbor is a bit cooler than the summer with the average daily temperature around 70 degrees (Fahrenheit) and the average nightly temperature around 40 degrees (Fahrenheit). The wind can also be chilly as it comes off the water, so a warm and waterproof jacket is a must – due to the fact that it might rain. Fall weather brings wonderful changing colors of foliage, so this is a popular time of year to visit and see Bar Harbor’s unique beauty.

The springtime in the Bar Harbor area is often rainy and cool. However, the rain encourages all of the trees to start growing new leaves and the flowers to start blooming. Also, birds who are residents of Bar Harbor begin to return at this time of year.

The winter in Bar Harbor, which lasts from December through Early March, is not always very pleasant. Because the average daily temperature is right around 30 degrees (Fahrenheit), freezing rain can occur. This is the least popular time to travel to the area as a tourist.

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