La Mesa, California 

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Climate in La Mesa, California

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

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

On average, there are 261 sunny days per year in La Mesa. The US average is 205 sunny days.

La Mesa 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 45
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

9.2 / 10
June, May and October are the most pleasant months in La Mesa, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  La Mesa, CaliforniaUnited States
  12.1 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  36.9 days106.2 days
  261 days205 days
  83.9°85.8°
  44.6°21.7°
  9.27
  5.94.3
  528 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 La Mesa with an average high temperature of 85.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In La Mesa, there are 7 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for La Mesa are June, October and May.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for La Mesa with an average of 43.8°. This is warmer than most places in California.


In La Mesa, there are 28.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.


In La Mesa, there are 1.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.


In La Mesa, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in California.


February is the wettest month in La Mesa with 2.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 53% of yearly precipitation and 2% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.1 inches in La Mesa means that it is drier than most places in California.


February is the rainiest month in La Mesa with 6.3 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 36.9 rainy days annually in La Mesa, which is less rainy than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 47% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 5% chance of a rainy day.


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





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