Bakersfield, California 

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Climate in Bakersfield, California

Bakersfield, California gets 7 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Bakersfield averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

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

Bakersfield gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 38 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 97 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 38
Rain: averages 7 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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.

Climate Averages
  Bakersfield, CaliforniaUnited States
  7.2 in.38.1 in.
  0.1 in.27.8 in.
  38.1 days106.2 days
  272 days205 days
  97.4°85.8°
  37.7°21.7°
  8.17
  5.64.3
  404 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


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 Bakersfield with an average of 36.7°. This is colder 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 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 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.


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.


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.


An annual snowfall of 0.1 inches in Bakersfield means that it is snowier than most places in California. January is the snowiest month in Bakersfield with 0.1 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Bakersfield    73 Reviews
    Beware of the Lords of Bakersfield - 11/19/2018
    I've been in this area almost 50 years. I have encountered two classes of people here: the salt of the earth, give you the shirt off their backs and THE LORDS OF... Read More

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    Moved in 1997 - 6/22/2017
    My husband and I both grew up in Bakersfield and married after High School (attended South High which now looks like a juvenile detention facility more than a High... Read More

    Where to begin - 12/18/2016
    Bakersfield has the dirtiest air in the state or US i cant remember. My car is covered with a black soot all the time, have to wash it a lot. Allergies are bad here... Read More


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