Information & Facts
The Connecticut climate is moderate with relatively mild winters
and warm summers. Along the coast the summers are cooler and
winters warmer, and the northwestern highlands have longer, colder
winters than the rest of the state with heavy snowfall. Rainfall is
fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, but summers are
prone to thunderstorms. Coastal storms, or 'northeasters', are the
most serious weather risk in the state bringing strong wind and
heavy rain, and snowstorms in winter. Spring has the lowest
humidity and is a pleasant time to travel to Connecticut.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).