Average Weather in Apple Valley California, United States
In Apple Valley, the summers are hot, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are cold and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 97°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 104°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Apple Valley for warm-weather activities is from late May to early October.
The hot season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 8 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 89°F. The hottest day of the year is July 26, with an average high of 97°F and low of 68°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.4 months, from November 20 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 64°F. The coldest day of the year is December 25, with an average low of 35°F and high of 56°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 Apple Valley, 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 Apple Valley begins around April 21 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around November 5. On September 7, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 89% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 11% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 5 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around April 21. On February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 46% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 54% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Apple Valley varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.3 months, from November 22 to March 30, with a greater than 9% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 17% on February 21.
The drier season lasts 7.7 months, from March 30 to November 22. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on June 15.
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 17% on February 21.
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. Apple Valley experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from November 7 to April 7, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 18, with an average total accumulation of 1.8 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from April 7 to November 7. The least rain falls around June 13, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Apple Valley varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 51 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 28 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:35 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 35 minutes later at 7:10 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:38 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 27 minutes later at 8:05 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Apple Valley 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 Apple Valley, 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, staying within 1% of 1% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Apple Valley experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from February 16 to July 16, with average wind speeds of more than 8.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is May 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.0 months, from July 16 to February 16. The calmest day of the year is September 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Apple Valley varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 9.3 months, from February 6 to November 14, with a peak percentage of 72% on June 4. The wind is most often from the north for 2.7 months, from November 14 to February 6, with a peak percentage of 40% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Apple Valley 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 Apple Valley for general outdoor tourist activities is from late May to early October, with a peak score in the first week of September.
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 Apple Valley for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the last 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 Apple Valley typically lasts for 8.9 months (269 days), from around February 28 to around November 24, rarely starting before January 27 or after April 4, and rarely ending before November 4 or after December 17.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Apple Valley should appear around February 8, only rarely appearing before January 27 or after February 25.
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 3.6 months, from April 24 to August 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 18, with an average of 8.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 6 to February 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 3.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Apple Valley are 34.501 deg latitude, -117.186 deg longitude, and 2,943 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Apple Valley is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 56 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,945 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (2,700 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (11,030 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Apple Valley is covered by shrubs (100%), within 10 miles by shrubs (97%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (82%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Apple Valley, 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 Apple Valley.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Apple Valley 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 Apple Valley is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Apple Valley and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Southern California Logistics Airport (70%, 20 kilometers, northwest); San Bernardino International Airport (11%, 45 kilometers, south); Barstow Daggett County Airport (13%, 54 kilometers, northeast); and Twenty-Nine Palms, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center (6%, 96 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .