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2020 Compare Climate & Weather:
Riverside, CA vs Bakersfield, CA

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Highlights

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 Highlights

Bakersfield, California
Summer High:
the July high is around 97.4 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 37.7
Rain: averages 7.2 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0.1 inches of snow a year

Riverside, California
Summer High:
the July high is around 94.2 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 42.4
Rain: averages 11.3 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Bakersfield

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Bakersfield is 8.1 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in California.

8.1 / 10
October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Bakersfield, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Riverside

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Riverside is 8.7 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

8.7 / 10
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Riverside, while August and July are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Riverside, CA

1 PM PST

Sunny

95°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonSunny98° / 65°W 10 to 15 mph
TuesdaySunny96° / 62°SW 0 to 20 mph
WednesdaySunny92° / 61°SW 0 to 20 mph
ThursdaySunny91° / 64°NW 0 to 10 mph
FridaySunny98° / 67°NW 0 to 10 mph
SaturdaySunny99° / 69°NW 0 to 10 mph
SundaySunny99° / 68°NW 0 to 10 mph

Today's Weather - Bakersfield, CA

1 PM PST

Sunny

93°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonSunny100° / 65°NW 5 to 10 mph
TuesdaySunny95° / 66°NNW 0 to 5 mph
WednesdaySunny97° / 69°W 5 mph
ThursdaySunny100° / 70°NW 0 to 5 mph
FridaySunny102° / 72°NNW 0 to 5 mph
SaturdaySunny103° / 75°NW 0 to 5 mph
SundaySunny105° / 75°NW 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
August is the hottest month for Riverside with an average high temperature of 95.4°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in California. In Riverside, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Riverside are April, May and November.

July is the hottest month for Bakersfield with an average high temperature of 97.4°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in California. In Bakersfield, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Bakersfield are October, April and May.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Riverside with an average of 41.3°. This is warmer than most places in California.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Bakersfield with an average of 36.7°. This is colder than most places in California.



In Riverside, there are 95.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in California.

In Bakersfield, there are 104.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in California.



In Riverside, there are 4.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.

In Bakersfield, there are 17.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in California.



In Riverside, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in California.

In Bakersfield, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in California.



February is the wettest month in Riverside with 2.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 59% of yearly precipitation and 3% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 11.3 inches in Riverside means that it is drier than most places in California.


March is the wettest month in Bakersfield with 1.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 51% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 7.2 inches in Bakersfield means that it is one of the driest places in California.


February is the rainiest month in Riverside with 6.2 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 34.0 rainy days annually in Riverside, which is less rainy than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 48% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 5% chance of a rainy day.

January is the rainiest month in Bakersfield with 6.9 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.1 rainy days. There are 38.1 rainy days annually in Bakersfield, which is less rainy than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 51% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 2% chance of a rainy day.



There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Riverside, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California.

An annual snowfall of 0.1 inches in Bakersfield means that it is snowier than most places in California.



Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Riverside.

January is the snowiest month in Bakersfield with 0.1 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.


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.


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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