Long Beach, CA 

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Climate in Long Beach, CA

Long Beach, CA has a mild climate with temperatures rarely dipping below 40 degrees or rising above 85 degrees. In the summer months, temperatures are typically in the mid-70s and warm up to the low-80s during the day. During the winter months, temperatures remain mild and rarely drop below 50 degrees. Rainfall is common in Long Beach, with an average of over 14 inches annually. The sun shines often throughout the year, allowing visitors to enjoy its sandy beaches and other attractions nearly all year round.

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

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

On average, there are 287 sunny days per year in Long Beach. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Long Beach 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.

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 79 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 46
Rain: averages 14 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


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

9.8 / 8.7

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

Climate Averages
  Long Beach, CaliforniaUnited States
  13.6 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  32.0 days106.2 days
  287 days205 days
  30 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 Long Beach with an average high temperature of 81.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In Long Beach, there are 8 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Long Beach are July, September and October.

In Long Beach, there are 12.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Long Beach with an average of 46.2°. This is one of the warmest places in California.

In Long Beach, there are 0.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in California.

In Long 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 Long 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 Long Beach with 3.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 63% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 13.6 inches in Long Beach means that it is drier than most places in California.

February is the rainiest month in Long Beach with 6.0 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 0.2 rainy days. There are 32.0 rainy days annually in Long Beach, which is less rainy than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 53% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 3% chance of a rainy day.

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

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    Reviews for Long Beach    45 Reviews
    Leave, do not move here. Its horrible. - 3/17/2021
    Local born and bred. This place is going down the drain. Crime is up, housing is up, yuppies finding nothing wrong with it since they want to validate spending 3k on a 2... Read More

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    I love Long Beach! - 2/17/2020
    I love Long Beach. I especially shoreline village and the aquarium of the pacific. The only big problem here (for me) is crime. Otherwise, nice... Read More

    Sense of community - 6/16/2018
    The cost of living is extremely high and there are way too many apartments or multi unit homes which have no parking. But with everyone living on top of each other it... Read More

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