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Sacramento, CA vs Oakland, CA

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Highlights

On average, there are 261 sunny days per year in Oakland. Sacramento averages 269 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Oakland, California gets 23.6 inches of rain, on average, per year. Sacramento, California gets 19.9 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Oakland averages 0 inches of snow per year. Sacramento averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Oakland, California
Summer High:
the July high is around 71.7 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 43.7
Rain: averages 23.6 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year

Sacramento, California
Summer High:
the July high is around 92.6 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 39.1
Rain: averages 19.9 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Oakland

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

8.7 / 10
August, September and July are the most pleasant months in Oakland, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Sacramento

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Sacramento is 8.2 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in California.

8.2 / 10
May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Sacramento, while January and December are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Oakland, CA

2 PM PST

Sunny

74°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonSunny74° / 55°WSW 10 mph
TuesdaySunny75° / 55°S 2 to 8 mph
WednesdaySunny75° / 56°SW 8 mph
ThursdaySunny76° / 57°SW 2 to 6 mph
FridaySunny78° / 56°WSW 3 to 9 mph
SaturdaySunny78° / 55°WSW 3 to 9 mph
SundaySunny81° / 56°WSW 2 to 9 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthSacramento, CAOakland, CA
January54° / 39°58° / 44°
February60° / 42°61° / 46°
March66° / 44°64° / 48°
April72° / 47°67° / 49°
May80° / 52°69° / 52°
June88° / 57°71° / 54°
July93° / 59°72° / 56°
August92° / 59°73° / 57°
September87° / 56°74° / 56°
October78° / 50°71° / 54°
November64° / 43°64° / 48°
December54° / 39°58° / 44°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Sacramento / Oakland
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 04 / 011 / 110 / 0
February0 / 01 / 010 / 100 / 0
March0 / 00 / 09 / 110 / 0
April1 / 00 / 05 / 60 / 0
May5 / 00 / 03 / 30 / 0
June12 / 10 / 01 / 10 / 0
July21 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 0
August19 / 10 / 00 / 10 / 0
September12 / 10 / 01 / 10 / 0
October2 / 00 / 04 / 40 / 0
November0 / 01 / 07 / 80 / 0
December0 / 05 / 111 / 110 / 0
July is the hottest month for Sacramento with an average high temperature of 92.6°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in California. In Sacramento, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Sacramento are October, May and April.

September is the hottest month for Oakland with an average high temperature of 74.2°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in California. In Oakland, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Oakland are September, August and July.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Sacramento with an average of 38.6°. This is about average compared to other places in California.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Oakland with an average of 43.7°. This is warmer than most places in California.



In Sacramento, there are 71.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in California.

In Oakland, there are 3.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in California.



In Sacramento, there are 12.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in California.

In Oakland, there are 0.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.



In Sacramento, 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 Oakland, 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 Sacramento with 3.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 55% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 19.9 inches in Sacramento means that it is about average compared to other places in California.


February is the wettest month in Oakland with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 57% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 23.6 inches in Oakland means that it is wetter than most places in California.


January is the rainiest month in Sacramento with 11.2 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.1 rainy days. There are 62.7 rainy days annually in Sacramento, which is rainier than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 50% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 3% chance of a rainy day.

January is the rainiest month in Oakland with 11.0 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.2 rainy days. There are 67.0 rainy days annually in Oakland, which is rainier 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 3% chance of a rainy day.



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

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



Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Sacramento.

Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Oakland.


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.


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ZIPS IN SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
95823, 95822, 95831, 95833, 95835, 95838, 95820, 95824, 95834, 95815, 18 total
ZIPS IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA
94601, 94605, 94611, 94606, 94603, 94621, 94610, 94602, 94608, 94607, 15 total

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