Glendale, CA Climate


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Glendale, CA has a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The temperature ranges from an average high of 86°F in August to an average low of 48°F in December. Rainfall is fairly consistent throughout the year, although the winter months tend to have the most precipitation. With its sunny days and pleasant climate, Glendale is a great place to enjoy outdoor activities all year round.

Glendale, California gets 19 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 285 sunny days per year in Glendale. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Glendale gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 37 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 46
Rain: averages 19 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Glendale is 9.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in California.

9.5 Summer - 8.7 Winter
June, May and October are the most pleasant months in Glendale, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateGlendale, CaliforniaUnited States
  18.7 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  36.8 days106.2 days
  285 days205 days
  85.4°85.8°
  45.8°21.7°
  9.27
  6.24.3
  522 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.

August is the hottest month for Glendale with an average high temperature of 87.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In Glendale, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Glendale are October, June and May.
In Glendale, there are 39.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in California.
December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Glendale with an average of 45.0°. This is one of the warmest places in California.
In Glendale, there are 1.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.
In Glendale, 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 Glendale 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.
February is the wettest month in Glendale with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 60% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 18.7 inches in Glendale means that it is about average compared to other places in California.
February is the rainiest month in Glendale with 6.7 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 36.8 rainy days annually in Glendale, which is less rainy than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 49% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 4% chance of a rainy day.
There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Glendale, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Glendale.
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