Average Weather in Soledad California, United States
In Soledad, the summers are warm, arid, and clear and the winters are cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 81°F and is rarely below 34°F or above 89°F.
The warm season lasts for 3.9 months, from June 15 to October 11, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is August 1, with an average high of 81°F and low of 58°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.4 months, from November 26 to March 6, with an average daily high temperature below 64°F. The coldest day of the year is December 30, with an average low of 42°F and high of 60°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 Soledad, 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 Soledad begins around May 16 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around October 30. 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 30 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around May 16. On February 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 55% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 45% 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 Soledad varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.0 months, from November 9 to April 9, 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 7.0 months, from April 9 to November 9. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on August 4.
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. Soledad experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.1 months, from October 6 to May 9, 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 4.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from May 9 to October 6. The least rain falls around August 2, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Soledad varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 40 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 39 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:46 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 45 minutes later at 7:31 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:49 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 38 minutes later at 8:27 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Soledad 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 Soledad, 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 Soledad experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from March 26 to July 16, with average wind speeds of more than 4.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is May 30, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.3 months, from July 16 to March 26. The calmest day of the year is November 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Soledad varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 7.0 months, from March 9 to October 10, with a peak percentage of 79% on July 24. The wind is most often from the north for 5.0 months, from October 10 to March 9, with a peak percentage of 36% on January 1.
Soledad 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 2.9 months, from July 31 to October 29, with an average temperature above 58°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is September 23, with an average temperature of 60°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.0 months, from March 9 to June 10, with an average temperature below 55°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is April 17, with an average temperature of 54°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 3.6 months, from May 5 to August 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 23, with an average of 8.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from November 5 to February 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 2.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Soledad are 36.425 deg latitude, -121.326 deg longitude, and 190 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Soledad contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 436 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 208 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,364 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,863 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Soledad is covered by cropland (78%) and artificial surfaces (18%), within 10 miles by cropland (35%) and shrubs (34%), and within 50 miles by grassland (35%) and shrubs (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Soledad, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Soledad.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Soledad 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 Soledad is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Soledad and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Salinas Municipal Airport (62%, 37 kilometers, northwest); Point Piedras Blanca (18%, 85 kilometers, south); Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field) (10%, 124 kilometers, east); and Madera Municipal Airport (10%, 125 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .