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2019 Compare Climate & Weather:
Riverside, CA vs Bakersfield, CA

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On average, there are 272 sunny days per year in Bakersfield. Riverside averages 277 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Bakersfield, California gets 7.2 inches of rain, on average, per year. Riverside, California gets 11.3 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Bakersfield averages 0.1 inches of snow per year. Riverside averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highs & Lows

Bakersfield, California
Summer High:
the July high is around 97.4 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 37.7

Riverside, California
Summer High:
the July high is around 94.2 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 42.4


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Bakersfield ranks 84/100 for Sperling's Comfort Index.
Riverside ranks 77/100 for Sperling's Comfort Index.

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


DID YOU KNOW?

Many people confuse Weather and Climate, but they are different. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, while Climate refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a long period of time.

Weather, more specifically, refers to how the atmosphere behaves and its effects on life and human activities. Most people think of Weather in terms of what can be observed: temperature, humidity, precipitation, and cloudy/sunny conditions. Weather conditions constantly change on a minute-to-minute basis.

Climate is a record of the average weather conditions for a given place over a long period of time, often referred to as Climate Normals. A 30-year period of record is a common requirement to be considered a Climate Normal.


Today's Weather - Riverside, CA

3 PM PST

Chance Rain Showers

66°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonChance Rain Showers66° / 53°SW 15 mph
WednesdayChance Rain Showers68° / 54°W 0 to 15 mph
ThursdayChance Rain Showers66° / 54°W 0 to 10 mph
FridayMostly Sunny76° / 54°W 0 to 15 mph
SaturdayMostly Sunny73° / 55°N 0 to 15 mph
SundayChance Rain Showers68° / 54°W 0 to 15 mph
Memorial DayChance Rain Showers then Partly Sunny72° / 55°SW 0 to 15 mph

Today's Weather - Bakersfield, CA

3 PM PST

Showers And Thunderstorms Likely

66°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonShowers And Thunderstorms Likely66° / 50°NW 5 to 10 mph
WednesdayChance Rain Showers then Partly Sunny66° / 53°NW 0 to 10 mph
ThursdayChance Rain Showers76° / 56°S 5 mph
FridayMostly Sunny80° / 59°W 0 to 5 mph
SaturdayChance Showers And Thunderstorms80° / 56°WSW 0 to 5 mph
SundayChance Showers And Thunderstorms72° / 55°W 5 mph
Memorial DaySlight Chance Rain Showers73° / 56°WNW 0 to 5 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthRiverside, CABakersfield, CA
January68° / 42°57° / 38°
February68° / 44°63° / 41°
March72° / 46°69° / 45°
April76° / 49°76° / 49°
May81° / 55°84° / 56°
June87° / 58°92° / 62°
July94° / 63°97° / 68°
August95° / 63°96° / 66°
September92° / 61°91° / 62°
October83° / 54°80° / 53°
November74° / 46°66° / 43°
December68° / 41°57° / 37°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Riverside / Bakersfield
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 01 / 66 / 70 / 0
February0 / 01 / 26 / 70 / 0
March1 / 00 / 06 / 60 / 0
April3 / 20 / 03 / 40 / 0
May5 / 80 / 01 / 20 / 0
June11 / 180 / 01 / 00 / 0
July23 / 280 / 01 / 00 / 0
August25 / 270 / 00 / 00 / 0
September18 / 170 / 01 / 10 / 0
October8 / 40 / 02 / 20 / 0
November1 / 00 / 23 / 40 / 0
December0 / 02 / 84 / 60 / 0










Reviews for Riverside    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
Hi. I'd like to know if you still feel the same way about living in Broomfield. I went there this past July to check it out (along with Lafayette, Boulder (can't... Read More

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re: - 4/2/2009
Apex is perfect for what you are looking for. It's close enough to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill to find a job and Cary the next town over, is a little more expensive but... Read More

Reviews for Bakersfield    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
Hi. I'd like to know if you still feel the same way about living in Broomfield. I went there this past July to check it out (along with Lafayette, Boulder (can't... Read More

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re: - 4/2/2009
Apex is perfect for what you are looking for. It's close enough to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill to find a job and Cary the next town over, is a little more expensive but... Read More

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ZIPS IN RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA
92503, 92507, 92504, 92505, 92506, 92508, 92501
ZIPS IN BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA
93307, 93306, 93309, 93312, 93313, 93304, 93311, 93305, 93301, 93220, 10 total

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