Burlingame, California 

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Climate in Burlingame, California

Burlingame, CA has a mild Mediterranean climate. Summers are generally warm and dry while winters are cool with moderate rainfall. The average temperature in the summer is around 68°F during the day and 55°F at night. During the winter, temperatures range from an average of 52°F during the day to 42°F at night. Rainfall amounts tend to vary throughout the year but usually remain close to 25-30 inches per year. On average, Burlingame gets about 276 sunny days so there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities throughout the year.

Burlingame, California gets 23 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Burlingame 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 Burlingame. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Burlingame gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 81 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 73 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 42
Rain: averages 23 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Burlingame is 8.4 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

9.5 / 7.4

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

Climate Averages
  Burlingame, CaliforniaUnited States
  23.3 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  81.0 days106.2 days
  256 days205 days
  39 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.

August is the hottest month for Burlingame with an average high temperature of 73.3°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in California. In Burlingame, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Burlingame are August, September and July.

In Burlingame, there are 6.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Burlingame with an average of 42.1°. This is warmer than most places in California.

In Burlingame, there are 3.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.

In Burlingame, 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 Burlingame 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.

January is the wettest month in Burlingame with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 58% of yearly precipitation and 2% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 23.3 inches in Burlingame means that it is wetter than most places in California.

January is the rainiest month in Burlingame with 11.9 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 2.2 rainy days. There are 81.0 rainy days annually in Burlingame, which is rainier than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 43% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 9% chance of a rainy day.

There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Burlingame, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Burlingame.

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    Reviews for Burlingame    4 Reviews
    convenient to Silicon Valley but kind of vapid, no - 2/16/2010
    Burlingame is about half way between Silicon Valley and SF. It is a narrow piece of land stuck between 101 and the mountain foothills. Whereas quality of life is... Read More

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    Ouch - 11/16/2007
    Even being in the top 5% earning bracket of the entire county, one needs to keep your head down and plow through. It is too easy to become obsesesed with the cost of... Read More

    Very difficult to buy a home - 7/11/2006
    If you are young and just starting out, this is not the city for you. A tiny condo can cost five hundred thousand in a decent area. I would not advise first time home... Read More

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