13 to 37°C
3496 hours
sunshine per day
341 mm
303 days
62 days
0 days

Climate of California

The state California has a mediterranean climate. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for California is 47° degrees and there is about 134 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 291 days a year with an average humidity of 48% and an UV-index of 5.

Climate averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 13°C and 37°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 5°C and 19°C
  • Rain: it rains 62 days and there is a total of approximately 341 mm rainfall
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3496 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 13°C and 37°C
Warmest month: 37°C in July
Coldest month: 13°C in December
Night temperature: between 5°C and 19°C
Dry days: 303 days
Days with rain: 62 days
Days with snow: 0 days
Total rain sum: 341 mm
Hours of sunshine: 3496 hours

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Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for California.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for California.

Climate table of California

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for California. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for California might be like in a given month.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 59 60 65 71 80 91 98 97 92 78 66 56
Night temp. (°F) 42 42 45 48 54 61 65 64 62 55 47 41
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 23 27 26 9 2 1 1 1 2 7 14 20
Days with rain 8 9 11 7 4 1 2 1 2 4 5 8
Dry days 23 19 20 23 27 29 29 30 28 27 25 23
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 6 9 12 12 12 12 12 11 8 7 6
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 3 3 4 5 6 7 7 6 6 5 3 3

Best time to visit California

The best time to visit California in the United States is March through May and October and November. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. The highest average temperature in the state of California is 98°F in July and the lowest is56°F in December.

Climate of California by month

What is the average climate in a given month for California? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.

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