Boston has a continental climate and expats relocating here can expect extremes on both ends of the scale, with hot summers and freezing winters. Temperature variations can occur and even unseasonal snowfalls have been known to happen.

Boston is known for its distinctive seasons, with spring ranging from late March to May; summer from June to August; fall/autumn from September to November; and winter from December to early March.

In general, summers are humid and sunny with average daytime highs in July reaching 82°F (28°C). Winter months are very cold, wet and windy, with snowfall being common. The level of snowfall in Boston varies yearly and it can snow at any time during the winter.