Huntington Beach, CA 

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Climate in Huntington Beach, CA

The climate in Huntington Beach, CA is generally quite pleasant. It experiences hot and dry summers as well as mild winters with occasional rain. Summers are sunny with average temperatures ranging from the mid 70s to mid 80s Fahrenheit, while winter temperatures range from the low 50s to mid 60s Fahrenheit. The town is located right on the Pacific Ocean which helps to keep things cool and comfortable year round. Because of its location on the ocean, Huntington Beach also gets plenty of nice breezes throughout the day.

Huntington Beach, California gets 12 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 281 sunny days per year in Huntington Beach. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Huntington Beach gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 36 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 79 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 47
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Huntington Beach is 9.3 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in California.

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Summer   /   Winter
July, June and October are the most pleasant months in Huntington Beach, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Huntington Beach, CaliforniaUnited States
  12.2 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  36.3 days106.2 days
  281 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 Huntington Beach with an average high temperature of 80.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In Huntington Beach, there are 7 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Huntington Beach are July, September and October.

In Huntington Beach, there are 11.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Huntington Beach with an average of 46.7°. This is one of the warmest places in California.

In Huntington Beach, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in California.

In Huntington Beach, 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 Huntington Beach is generally low and comfortable. But there some days when the humidity becomes unpleasant, especially in August and July. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are August, July and September.

February is the wettest month in Huntington Beach with 2.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 61% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.2 inches in Huntington Beach means that it is drier than most places in California.

February is the rainiest month in Huntington Beach with 6.6 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 36.3 rainy days annually in Huntington Beach, which is less rainy than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 50% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 4% chance of a rainy day.

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

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    Reviews for Huntington Beach    33 Reviews
    Clean fun vibe but expensive - 4/13/2019
    Lived here for a couple months now. Love the beach and the weather. Nice boardwalk to walk or ride your bike. Overall nice clean feel and vibe. Only move here if you... Read More

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    Overpriced Dingy City - 5/26/2018
    Overdevelopment has ruined the city, Housing is overpriced - overseas investors, corporate housing, sober living houses (there are many throughout the city) and AirB&B... Read More

    Population incorrect - 11/12/2015
    The population of Huntington Beach is much more than that. It was actually 199,189 according to the city's... Read More

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