Lake Forest, California 

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Climate in Lake Forest, California

Lake Forest, California gets 14 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 279 sunny days per year in Lake Forest. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lake Forest 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 45
Rain: averages 14 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Lake Forest is 9.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in California.

9.1 / 10
June, May and October are the most pleasant months in Lake Forest, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Lake Forest, CaliforniaUnited States
  14.2 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  36.5 days106.2 days
  279 days205 days
  85.3°85.8°
  45.2°21.7°
  9.17
  5.94.3
  489 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 Lake Forest with an average high temperature of 87.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In Lake Forest, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lake Forest are October, June and May.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lake Forest with an average of 44.5°. This is warmer than most places in California.


In Lake Forest, there are 36.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in California.


In Lake Forest, there are 1.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.


In Lake Forest, 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 Lake Forest with 3.5 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 14.2 inches in Lake Forest means that it is drier than most places in California.


February is the rainiest month in Lake Forest with 6.3 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 36.5 rainy days annually in Lake Forest, 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 5% chance of a rainy day.


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





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    Reviews for Lake Forest    15 Reviews
    Great place to live if you can afford it - 4/14/2020
    As a retired senior who has lived in Lake Forest (formerly El Toro) since 1977 I think LF is a great place if you can afford it. When we moved here in June '77 homes... Read More

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    Lake Forest is a great place to live ACTUALLY - 1/13/2020
    I’ve lived here for 2 years. Ok, it’s more like a 4 but there are so many idiots downplaying what it’s like here and giving Lake Forest ones and twos. There are a lot of... Read More

    Dreary - 2/5/2019
    I've lived here for 5 and a half years and it's the worst. There's no way to describe the inherent awful nature of Lake Forest without sounding like I'm exaggerating.... Read More


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