Average Weather in North Highlands California, United States
In North Highlands, the summers are hot, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 39°F to 95°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 104°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from June 5 to September 23, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 95°F and low of 63°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 21 to February 19, with an average daily high temperature below 62°F. The coldest day of the year is December 31, with an average low of 39°F and high of 54°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 North Highlands, 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 North Highlands begins around May 17 and lasts for 5.2 months, ending around October 23. On July 29, 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 23 and lasts for 6.8 months, ending around May 17. On February 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 56% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 44% 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 North Highlands varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.3 months, from November 2 to April 10, with a greater than 17% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 32% on February 20.
The drier season lasts 6.7 months, from April 10 to November 2. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 17.
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 32% 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. North Highlands experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.0 months, from September 28 to May 28, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 16, with an average total accumulation of 4.5 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from May 28 to September 28. The least rain falls around July 30, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in North Highlands varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 28 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 53 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:40 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 56 minutes later at 7:36 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:43 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 50 minutes later at 8:34 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in North Highlands 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 North Highlands, 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
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in North Highlands is from the south throughout the year.
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 9 to August 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 1, with an average of 8.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from November 2 to February 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 2.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of North Highlands are 38.686 deg latitude, -121.372 deg longitude, and 95 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of North Highlands contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 115 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 106 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (440 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (5,761 feet).
The area within 2 miles of North Highlands is covered by artificial surfaces (84%) and cropland (13%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (58%) and cropland (28%), and within 50 miles by cropland (35%) and grassland (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in North Highlands, 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 North Highlands.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and North Highlands 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 North Highlands is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between North Highlands and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .