Average Weather in Seaside California, United States
The climate in Seaside is cool and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 44°F to 69°F and is rarely below 36°F or above 78°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
In Seaside, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Seaside begins around May 27 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around October 28. On August 7, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 92% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 8% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 28 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around May 27. On February 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 52% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 48% of the time.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Seaside varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.1 months, from November 7 to April 10, with a greater than 15% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 30% on February 20.
The drier season lasts 6.9 months, from April 10 to November 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 19.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 30% on February 20.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Seaside experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from October 5 to May 10, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 15, with an average total accumulation of 3.9 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from May 10 to October 5. The least rain falls around August 3, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Seaside varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 39 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 40 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:48 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 46 minutes later at 7:34 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:51 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 39 minutes later at 8:29 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Seaside during 2017, starting in the spring on March 12, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 5.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Seaside, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Seaside experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from November 14 to June 29, with average wind speeds of more than 3.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.5 months, from June 29 to November 14. The calmest day of the year is September 16, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Seaside varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 6.4 months, from April 5 to October 16, with a peak percentage of 76% on July 30. The wind is most often from the north for 5.6 months, from October 16 to April 5, with a peak percentage of 39% on January 1.
Seaside is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.8 months, from July 31 to October 26, with an average temperature above 58°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is September 22, with an average temperature of 59°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.0 months, from March 11 to June 11, with an average temperature below 55°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is April 29, with an average temperature of 53°F.
Average Water Temperature
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from May 5 to August 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 27, with an average of 8.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from November 4 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 2.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Seaside are 36.611 deg latitude, -121.852 deg longitude, and 98 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Seaside contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 377 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 81 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,218 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,863 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Seaside is covered by artificial surfaces (47%) and water (40%), within 10 miles by water (39%) and shrubs (14%), and within 50 miles by water (46%) and grassland (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Seaside, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Seaside.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Seaside according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Seaside is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Seaside and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .