Average Weather in Bay Point California, United States
In Bay Point, the summers are long, hot, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are short, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 40°F to 89°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 100°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Bay Point for warm-weather activities is from mid June to late September.
The hot season lasts for 4.0 months, from June 6 to October 5, with an average daily high temperature above 82°F. The hottest day of the year is July 18, with an average high of 89°F and low of 58°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.7 months, from November 25 to February 15, with an average daily high temperature below 62°F. The coldest day of the year is December 31, with an average low of 40°F and high of 55°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
Santiago, Chile (5,943 miles away); Tomar, Portugal (5,628 miles); and Bedfordale, Australia (9,195 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Bay Point (view comparison).
In Bay Point, 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 Bay Point begins around May 15 and lasts for 5.3 months, ending around October 25. On July 20, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 91% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 9% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 25 and lasts for 6.7 months, ending around May 15. On January 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 58% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 42% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Bay Point varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.1 months, from November 4 to April 8, with a greater than 14% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 28% on February 20.
The drier season lasts 6.9 months, from April 8 to November 4. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on August 1.
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 28% 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. Bay Point experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from October 5 to May 12, 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 3.2 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from May 12 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 Bay Point varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 31 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 49 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:44 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 51 minutes later at 7:35 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:48 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 47 minutes later at 8:34 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Bay Point during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Bay Point, 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Bay Point experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from April 20 to September 15, with average wind speeds of more than 8.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.2 months, from September 15 to April 20. The calmest day of the year is January 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Bay Point varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 9.1 months, from February 12 to November 16, with a peak percentage of 91% on July 31. The wind is most often from the north for 2.9 months, from November 16 to February 12, with a peak percentage of 44% on January 1.
Bay Point 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 2.4 months, from August 8 to October 21, with an average temperature above 57°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is September 17, with an average temperature of 58°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.2 months, from March 14 to June 19, with an average temperature below 53°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is May 12, with an average temperature of 52°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Bay Point throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Bay Point for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to late September, with a peak score in the first week of August.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Bay Point for hot-weather activities is from late June to early September, with a peak score in the third week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season in Bay Point typically lasts for 11 months (326 days), from around January 22 to around December 13, rarely starting after February 22, or ending before November 21.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Bay Point should appear around February 11, only rarely appearing before January 30 or after February 23.
Growing Degree Days
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 3.5 months, from May 7 to August 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 26, with an average of 8.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from November 4 to February 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 26, with an average of 2.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Bay Point are 38.029 deg latitude, -121.962 deg longitude, and 75 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Bay Point contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 863 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 176 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,438 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (4,078 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Bay Point is covered by artificial surfaces (29%), herbaceous vegetation (23%), grassland (20%), and cropland (15%), within 10 miles by herbaceous vegetation (28%) and grassland (25%), and within 50 miles by cropland (28%) and grassland (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Bay Point, 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 Bay Point.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Bay Point 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 Bay Point is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Bay Point and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Buchanan Field Airport (73%, 9 kilometers, southwest); Travis Air Force Base (15%, 27 kilometers, north); Livermore Municipal Airport (8%, 40 kilometers, south); and Stockton Metropolitan Airport (3.8%, 66 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .