Elk Grove, California 

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Climate in Elk Grove, California

Elk Grove, CA has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. The area gets an average of 15 inches of rain throughout the year, with winter months being the wettest. The temperatures in summer can rise to the high 90s during the day, but usually fall into the mid 60s at night. Winter temperatures usually range from the low 40s to above 60 during the day. Overall, Elk Grove has moderate weather, making it a great place for outdoor activities year-round.

Elk Grove, California gets 20 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 266 sunny days per year in Elk Grove. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Elk Grove gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 61 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 93 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 39
Rain: averages 20 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Elk Grove is 8.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

8.4 / 7.2

Summer   /   Winter
May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Elk Grove, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Elk Grove, CaliforniaUnited States
  19.9 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  61.1 days106.2 days
  266 days205 days
  49 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 Elk Grove with an average high temperature of 92.5°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in California. In Elk Grove, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Elk Grove are October, May and April.

In Elk Grove, there are 70.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in California.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Elk Grove with an average of 38.8°. This is warmer than most places in California.

In Elk Grove, there are 11.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.

In Elk Grove, 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 Elk Grove 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 July, August and June.

January is the wettest month in Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove means that it is about average compared to other places in California.

January is the rainiest month in Elk Grove with 10.1 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.1 rainy days. There are 61.1 rainy days annually in Elk Grove, which is about average compared to other places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 47% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 3% chance of a rainy day.

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

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    Reviews for Elk Grove    15 Reviews
    High Cost of Living - Heavy Traffic - 12/12/2021
    I grew up in the area around Elk Grove and it was a very small rural town up to the year 2000. We moved to ELk grove in 2009 and commuted to work in Sacramento. At... Read More

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    good right now, but how will it be in the future - 4/2/2019
    Elk Grove is a very diverse city. A long time ago it use to be very white. Now the white population is about 40%, then next majority race are Asian, then Hispanic,... Read More

    Hot Summers - 4/26/2014
    Our neighborhood is o.k. but it is expensive to live here and the air is oppressive during the summer when it gets hot for a week or more. Days over 95 and nights of 75.... Read More

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