Berkeley, California 

13 Reviews | Review This Place | Photos and Maps

Climate in Berkeley, California

Berkeley, California gets 26 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 256 sunny days per year in Berkeley. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Berkeley gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 67 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 72 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 44
Rain: averages 26 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Berkeley is 8.6 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

8.6 / 10
September, August and July are the most pleasant months in Berkeley, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Berkeley, CaliforniaUnited States
  25.5 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  66.9 days106.2 days
  256 days205 days
  71.6°85.8°
  43.6°21.7°
  8.67
  5.44.3
  171 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.


September is the hottest month for Berkeley with an average high temperature of 73.7°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in California. In Berkeley, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Berkeley are September, August and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Berkeley with an average of 43.6°. This is warmer than most places in California.


In Berkeley, there are 4.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in California.


In Berkeley, there are 0.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in California.


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


December is the wettest month in Berkeley with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 56% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 25.5 inches in Berkeley means that it is wetter than most places in California.


January is the rainiest month in Berkeley with 11.2 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.2 rainy days. There are 66.9 rainy days annually in Berkeley, 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 Berkeley, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Berkeley.





CLIMATE MAP
  • Annual Rainfall (US Avg: 36.5")
Select Map Options
  • Annual Rainfall
  • Annual Snowfall
  • Precipitation Days
  • Sunny Days
  • July High Temp
  • January Low Temp
  • Reset Map

  • View More Data >

    Reviews for Berkeley    13 Reviews
    Best climate - 12/24/2013
    We have the best climate -- summers and winters are mild. Lots of... Read More

    Start Your Review of Berkeley


    No more hippie love here - 4/23/2011
    The 60's have left Berkeley and now it is about MONEY...and the people there have plenty of it and nice hybrid cars (looks like 2 per household) and with a great bicycle... Read More

    Berkeley, California is wonderful - 10/4/2010
    The climate in the Bay Area, Berkeley, California is wonderful. You get the ocean breeze coming through the Golden Gate Bridge and in over the bay and right through my... Read More


    View More Data >

    COMPARE COST OF LIVING
    Compare Berkeley, California to any other place in the USA.

    MAPS OF BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA
    Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time.Berkeley,California Map
    ZIP CODES IN BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA
    94704 94703 94702 94705 94707 94709 94708 94710 94720

    NEW LISTINGS IN BERKELEY
    $1,295,000
    151 Avenida Dr
    Bed 3 | Bath 3

    $750,000
    2304 Sacramento St
    Bed 1 | Bath 1

    $895,000
    1322 Virginia St
    Bed 3 | Bath 1

    $750,000
    2555 Sacramento St
    Bed 3 | Bath 1

    $685,000
    1274A Delaware St
    Bed 1 | Bath 1

    $1,599,000
    733 Santa Fe Ave
    Bed 5 | Bath 3

    $749,000
    3000 Acton St
    Bed 2 | Bath 1


    PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION

    Includes Cost of Living compares for child care, utilities, transportation, health, taxes, housing for home owners vs renters, weather, insurance premiums and so much more.

    Try Now

    Join BestPlaces