Indio, California 

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Climate in Indio, California

Indio, California gets 3 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 270 sunny days per year in Indio. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Indio gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 13 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 108 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 41
Rain: averages 3 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Indio is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in California.

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Summer   /   Winter
March, November and February are the most pleasant months in Indio, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Indio, CaliforniaUnited States
  3.3 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  12.6 days106.2 days
  270 days205 days
  -13 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 Indio with an average high temperature of 107.5°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in California. In Indio, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Indio are November, February and March.

In Indio, there are 183.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in California.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Indio with an average of 39.9°. This is warmer than most places in California.

In Indio, there are 10.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.

In Indio, 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 Indio 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.

February is the wettest month in Indio with 0.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is May with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 52% of yearly precipitation and 12% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 3.3 inches in Indio means that it is one of the driest places in California.

January is the rainiest month in Indio with 2.6 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 0.1 rainy days. There are 12.6 rainy days annually in Indio, which is one of the least rainy places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 52% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 9% chance of a rainy day.

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

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    nice place - 10/22/2010
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    Population - 12/21/2009
    The city is growing much to fast. When we moved here in 2001 there was only 30,000 now the city is over... Read More

    It's a dry heat! - 5/1/2008
    Living below sealevel has its' challenges. It can be very hot here! We do have beautiful weather seven to eight months out of the year. With all of our sunshine,we are... Read More

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