Lancaster, CA is located in the high desert of Southern California. This region has a semi-arid climate with hot summers and mild winters. Average summer temperatures peak in the mid 90s Fahrenheit while average winter temperatures rarely drop below freezing. The area receives an average of 8 inches of rain per year, resulting in dry conditions most of the year. There are occasional cold fronts that bring windy and rainy weather to the area, but these are typically short-lived events. Generally, Lancaster has sunny skies and comfortable temperatures for the majority of the year.
Lancaster, California gets 8 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Lancaster averages 1 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 Lancaster. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Lancaster gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 32 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.
Summer High: the July high is around 98 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 32
Rain: averages 8 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Lancaster is 8.0 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in California.
7.3 / 7.5
Summer / Winter
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Lancaster, while July and August are the least comfortable months.