International Students: Our Climate

International Students: Our Climate

What is the weather like in Berks County Pennsylvania?

The Pennsylvania climate is typical of a temperate zone, with marked seasonal variations in temperature and precipitation. When packing for your academic year at Penn State Berks, bring clothes to wear for extreme heat to extreme cold weather.

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The fall season runs from mid September through mid-November. During fall, the days are often warm and sunny and nights may be cool. Temperatures may range from 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15 Celsius) in the daytime, down to 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 Celsius) at night.


The winter season runs from December through March. Winter is marked by continuous cold weather; temperatures of about 32 degrees Fahrenheit to below 0 degrees Fahrenheit (0 to 20 Celsius). There may be snow, sometimes deep, at any time during winter.


The spring season runs from April through May. During spring, temperatures are increasing warm and sunny days are common. Temperatures sometimes reach 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15 Celsius).


The summer season runs from June through mid-September. Temperatures average from 70 degrees Fahrenheit to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (25 to 35 Celsius). There is generally medium to occasionally high humidity.