Benicia, California 

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Climate in Benicia, California

Benicia, California gets 22 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 262 sunny days per year in Benicia. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Benicia gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 64 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 40
Rain: averages 22 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Benicia is 8.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

9.3 / 7.3

Summer   /   Winter
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Benicia, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Benicia, CaliforniaUnited States
  21.7 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  64.0 days106.2 days
  262 days205 days
  26 ft.2443 ft.


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 Benicia with an average high temperature of 83.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In Benicia, there are 7 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Benicia are June, May and October.

In Benicia, there are 30.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Benicia with an average of 39.5°. This is warmer than most places in California.

In Benicia, there are 10.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.

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

Humidity in Benicia is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are August, July and September.

February is the wettest month in Benicia with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 58% of yearly precipitation and 0% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 21.7 inches in Benicia means that it is wetter than most places in California.

January is the rainiest month in Benicia with 11.5 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.2 rainy days. There are 64.0 rainy days annually in Benicia, which is rainier 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 Benicia, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Benicia.

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    Reviews for Benicia    5 Reviews
    Life in Benicia - 2/22/2009
    Formerly an out of the way set of signs on the freeways noticed on the way out of town, with a reputation for refineries, Benicia has transformed over the years into a... Read More

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    you people have got to be kidding! - 1/29/2008
    i've lived lots of places and benicia is by far the worst. th kist here (12-20) are jerks, they jump infront of cars, run around the stores like crazy people and are... Read More

    No need for a car in this town - 9/4/2007
    I'm a Californian who doesn't like cars, traffic or driving. That's why I moved to Benicia, so I could walk to work if I wanted. After work, I really don't need a car... Read More

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