Average Weather in Idyllwild-Pine Cove California, United States
In Idyllwild-Pine Cove, the summers are warm, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are long, very cold, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 25°F to 83°F and is rarely below 17°F or above 90°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Idyllwild-Pine Cove for warm-weather activities is from late June to early September.
The warm season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 12 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is July 26, with an average high of 83°F and low of 54°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 20 to March 14, with an average daily high temperature below 57°F. The coldest day of the year is December 24, with an average low of 25°F and high of 50°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 Idyllwild-Pine Cove, 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 Idyllwild-Pine Cove begins around April 21 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around November 5. On September 6, 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 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 45% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 55% 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 Idyllwild-Pine Cove varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.3 months, from November 24 to April 3, 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 April 3 to November 24. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on June 14.
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 12% 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. Idyllwild-Pine Cove experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from November 6 to April 3, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 19, with an average total accumulation of 1.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 7.1 months, from April 3 to November 6. The least rain falls around June 13, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Idyllwild-Pine Cove experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from November 20 to March 28, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 5, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from March 28 to November 20. The least snow falls around August 6, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Idyllwild-Pine Cove varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 55 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 24 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:35 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 30 minutes later at 7:05 AM on March 8. The earliest sunset is at 4:38 PM on December 3, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 23 minutes later at 8:01 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Idyllwild-Pine Cove during 2020, starting in the spring on March 8, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 1.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Idyllwild-Pine Cove, 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 Idyllwild-Pine Cove experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from February 6 to July 3, with average wind speeds of more than 6.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.1 months, from July 3 to February 6. The calmest day of the year is August 22, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Idyllwild-Pine Cove varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 10 months, from January 26 to December 6, with a peak percentage of 77% on June 16. The wind is most often from the north for 1.6 months, from December 6 to January 26, with a peak percentage of 35% on January 1.
Idyllwild-Pine Cove 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 6 to October 4, with an average temperature above 68°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 22, with an average temperature of 70°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.4 months, from December 7 to April 19, with an average temperature below 61°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 7, with an average temperature of 59°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Idyllwild-Pine Cove 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 Idyllwild-Pine Cove for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to early September, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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 Idyllwild-Pine Cove for hot-weather activities is from late June to early September, 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 Idyllwild-Pine Cove typically lasts for 5.5 months (169 days), from around May 5 to around October 21, rarely starting before April 10 or after June 2, and rarely ending before September 27 or after November 12.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Idyllwild-Pine Cove should appear around March 15, only rarely appearing before February 26 or after April 9.
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 April 22 to August 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 17, with an average of 8.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 5 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 21, with an average of 3.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Idyllwild-Pine Cove are 33.744 deg latitude, -116.726 deg longitude, and 5,482 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Idyllwild-Pine Cove contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,464 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,657 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (9,984 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,719 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Idyllwild-Pine Cove is covered by shrubs (85%) and trees (15%), within 10 miles by shrubs (76%) and trees (21%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (74%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Idyllwild-Pine Cove, 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 Idyllwild-Pine Cove.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Idyllwild-Pine Cove 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 Idyllwild-Pine Cove is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Idyllwild-Pine Cove and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Palm Springs International Airport (24%, 22 kilometers, northeast); March Air Reserve Base (31%, 51 kilometers, west); Oceanside, Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Air Station (19%, 76 kilometers, southwest); and Ramona Airport (26%, 81 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .