Climate and Average Weather Year Round in California United States

We show the climate in California by comparing the average weather in 5 representative places: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Palm Springs, and Eureka.

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Average High and Low Temperature in California

Average High and Low Temperature in CaliforniaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F110°F110°F664885675845725661399453791065264San FranciscoSan FranciscoPalm SpringsPalm SpringsEurekaEurekaLos AngelesLos AngelesSacramentoSacramento
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
HighJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Los Angeles 68°F68°F70°F72°F74°F78°F83°F84°F83°F78°F72°F67°F
San Francisco 57°F60°F63°F65°F67°F69°F70°F70°F72°F70°F63°F57°F
Sacramento 55°F61°F66°F73°F81°F89°F93°F93°F88°F78°F64°F55°F
Palm Springs 70°F73°F79°F86°F93°F102°F106°F105°F100°F89°F77°F69°F
Eureka 56°F56°F56°F57°F59°F61°F62°F63°F64°F62°F58°F55°F
LowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Los Angeles 49°F50°F52°F55°F59°F62°F65°F66°F64°F60°F53°F48°F
San Francisco 46°F49°F51°F53°F54°F55°F56°F57°F58°F56°F52°F47°F
Sacramento 40°F43°F46°F49°F53°F58°F60°F60°F57°F52°F45°F40°F
Palm Springs 47°F50°F54°F59°F66°F72°F78°F79°F73°F64°F54°F46°F
Eureka 42°F43°F43°F45°F47°F50°F52°F52°F50°F47°F45°F42°F

Los Angeles

Average Hourly Temperature in Los AngelesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoolcoolcoolcoolcomfortablewarmcoldcold

San Francisco

Average Hourly Temperature in San FranciscoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoolcomfortable

Sacramento

Average Hourly Temperature in SacramentoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolwarmhotcomfortablecomfortablevery coldvery cold

Palm Springs

Average Hourly Temperature in Palm SpringsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoolcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhotswelteringcoolcoldcomfortablehotcold

Eureka

Average Hourly Temperature in EurekaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoolvery coldvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in California

Chance of Clearer Skies in CaliforniaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%91579245898933NowNowSan FranciscoSan FranciscoPalm SpringsPalm SpringsEurekaEureka
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Los Angeles 61%58%64%73%78%87%89%90%90%80%70%62%
San Francisco 47%47%51%58%67%81%90%90%87%72%56%49%
Sacramento 45%45%49%58%68%81%90%90%86%72%54%48%
Palm Springs 64%60%67%75%79%87%85%86%89%81%71%64%
Eureka 34%34%36%44%54%70%86%87%80%61%39%34%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in California

Daily Chance of Precipitation in CaliforniaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%2131151461NowNowSan FranciscoSan FranciscoPalm SpringsPalm SpringsEurekaEurekaSacramentoSacramento
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Los Angeles 5.2d5.4d4.4d2.0d0.8d0.2d0.1d0.3d0.5d1.6d2.8d4.7d
San Francisco 8.2d8.1d7.5d3.9d2.1d0.7d0.1d0.1d0.7d2.6d6.1d8.5d
Sacramento 8.5d8.3d7.8d4.2d2.5d1.0d0.2d0.2d1.0d3.1d6.4d8.3d
Palm Springs 3.4d3.9d3.4d1.8d0.7d0.3d1.4d1.9d1.3d1.3d2.0d3.3d
Eureka 13.1d12.4d12.7d8.4d4.8d2.1d0.6d0.7d2.2d6.1d12.0d13.7d

Average Monthly Rainfall in California

Average Monthly Rainfall in CaliforniaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in3.43.91.59.00.1NowNowSan FranciscoSan FranciscoPalm SpringsPalm SpringsEurekaEurekaLos AngelesLos AngelesSacramentoSacramento
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Los Angeles 2.6″3.3″2.1″0.8″0.2″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.2″0.5″1.0″2.1″
San Francisco 3.6″3.9″2.8″1.2″0.5″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.2″0.9″2.4″3.6″
Sacramento 3.8″4.2″3.2″1.5″0.7″0.2″0.0″0.0″0.3″1.1″2.6″3.8″
Palm Springs 1.3″1.5″0.9″0.3″0.1″0.0″0.2″0.3″0.2″0.3″0.5″1.0″
Eureka 7.5″7.3″6.0″3.3″1.5″0.6″0.1″0.1″0.7″2.7″6.5″9.0″

Hours of Daylight in California

Hours of Daylight in CaliforniaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr14.49.915.19.2NowNowSan FranciscoSan FranciscoPalm SpringsPalm SpringsEurekaEurekaLos AngelesLos AngelesSacramentoSacramento
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
DaylightJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Los Angeles 10.2h11.0h12.0h13.1h14.0h14.4h14.1h13.3h12.3h11.3h10.4h9.9h
San Francisco 9.9h10.8h12.0h13.2h14.3h14.7h14.4h13.5h12.4h11.1h10.1h9.6h
Sacramento 9.8h10.8h12.0h13.3h14.3h14.8h14.5h13.6h12.4h11.1h10.0h9.5h
Palm Springs 10.2h11.0h12.0h13.1h14.0h14.4h14.1h13.3h12.3h11.3h10.4h9.9h
Eureka 9.7h10.7h12.0h13.4h14.5h15.1h14.7h13.7h12.4h11.0h9.9h9.3h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in California

Chance of Muggy Conditions in CaliforniaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%713NowNowSan FranciscoSan FranciscoPalm SpringsPalm Springs
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Los Angeles 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d1.7d1.9d1.1d0.2d0.0d0.0d
San Francisco 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Sacramento 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Palm Springs 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.3d2.4d3.8d2.0d0.2d0.0d0.0d
Eureka 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d

Average Wind Speed in California

Average Wind Speed in CaliforniaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mph10 mph10 mph11 mph11 mph8.75.29.77.27.25.27.85.610.07.7NowNowSan FranciscoSan FranciscoPalm SpringsPalm SpringsEurekaEurekaLos AngelesLos AngelesSacramentoSacramento
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Los Angeles 8.37.87.37.26.55.95.45.25.46.27.48.4
San Francisco 8.38.69.09.39.69.48.68.27.67.37.98.6
Sacramento 6.26.56.36.36.66.97.16.85.85.35.96.5
Palm Springs 6.26.67.07.77.67.36.45.75.75.96.06.2
Eureka 9.49.59.59.09.39.99.08.37.87.98.79.6

Average Water Temperature in California

Average Water Temperature in CaliforniaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F68585853NaN705552NowNowSan FranciscoSan FranciscoPalm SpringsPalm SpringsEurekaEurekaLos AngelesLos Angeles
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Los Angeles 59°F58°F59°F60°F62°F64°F67°F68°F68°F66°F63°F60°F
San Francisco 53°F53°F54°F53°F53°F54°F56°F57°F58°F57°F56°F54°F
Palm Springs 59°F59°F60°F61°F63°F66°F69°F70°F69°F67°F64°F61°F
Eureka 52°F52°F52°F52°F52°F53°F54°F55°F55°F54°F54°F53°F

Tourism Score in California

Tourism Score in CaliforniaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.63.17.61.27.80.57.65.20.8San FranciscoSan FranciscoPalm SpringsPalm SpringsEurekaEurekaLos AngelesLos AngelesSacramentoSacramento
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in California

Beach/Pool Score in CaliforniaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.90.51.64.47.70.3San FranciscoSan FranciscoPalm SpringsPalm SpringsEurekaEurekaLos AngelesLos AngelesSacramentoSacramento
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in California

Growing Season in CaliforniaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowSan FranciscoSan FranciscoPalm SpringsPalm SpringsEurekaEurekaLos AngelesLos AngelesSacramentoSacramento
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in California

Growing Degree Days in CaliforniaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°FNowNowSan FranciscoSan FranciscoPalm SpringsPalm SpringsEurekaEurekaLos AngelesLos AngelesSacramentoSacramento
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in California

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in CaliforniaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh8.52.92.28.11.6NowNowSan FranciscoSan FranciscoPalm SpringsPalm SpringsEurekaEurekaLos AngelesLos AngelesSacramentoSacramento
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Los Angeles 3.34.25.77.18.08.58.27.56.45.03.73.0
San Francisco 2.53.34.76.37.48.28.27.46.14.42.92.2
Sacramento 2.43.24.66.27.48.38.37.46.04.32.82.1
Palm Springs 3.54.45.97.48.28.68.07.36.55.13.93.2
Eureka 1.92.63.95.46.87.88.07.25.63.82.21.6

This report illustrates the typical weather for Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Palm Springs, and Eureka year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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