Fresno, California 

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Climate in Fresno, California

Fresno, California gets 13 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 271 sunny days per year in Fresno. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fresno gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 48 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 98 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 38
Rain: averages 13 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Fresno is 8.0 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in California.

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Summer   /   Winter
October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Fresno, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Fresno, CaliforniaUnited States
  12.6 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  48.2 days106.2 days
  271 days205 days
  308 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 Fresno with an average high temperature of 97.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in California. In Fresno, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Fresno are October, April and May.

In Fresno, there are 105.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in California.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Fresno with an average of 37.5°. This is about average compared to other places in California.

In Fresno, there are 14.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in California.

In Fresno, 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 Fresno 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 September.

March is the wettest month in Fresno with 2.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 51% of yearly precipitation and 2% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.6 inches in Fresno means that it is drier than most places in California.

February is the rainiest month in Fresno with 8.2 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.2 rainy days. There are 48.2 rainy days annually in Fresno, which is about average compared to other places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 50% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 3% chance of a rainy day.

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

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    Reviews for Fresno    77 Reviews
    It's not the worst city, but its flaws are bad - 8/13/2021
    I'm not gonna say this city is terrible, but it certainly has many issues that need to be taken care of and unfortunately the city council has done a poor job keeping up... Read More

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    Just Leave this Trash Heap of a City! - 1/25/2021
    I've lived in Fresno my entire life and when I became an adult, I began to realize how much being a resident here really sucks, it might be cheaper than most other... Read More

    If you move here or are planning to, this isn't it - 1/21/2021
    Lived here since 2002. I may be flamed for this, but.. total dump and I would rate 0 stars if I could. You only really move here to move out. As good as a gas stop.... Read More

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