Los Altos, California 

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Climate in Los Altos, California

Los Altos, California gets 19 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 263 sunny days per year in Los Altos. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Los Altos gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 61 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 40
Rain: averages 19 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Los Altos is 8.7 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

8.7 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Los Altos, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Los Altos, CaliforniaUnited States
  18.8 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  60.9 days106.2 days
  263 days205 days
  80.9°85.8°
  39.9°21.7°
  8.77
  5.14.3
  157 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.


July is the hottest month for Los Altos with an average high temperature of 80.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In Los Altos, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Los Altos are June, September and August.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Los Altos with an average of 39.7°. This is warmer than most places in California.


In Los Altos, there are 17.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.


In Los Altos, there are 10.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.


In Los Altos, 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 Los Altos with 3.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 58% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 18.8 inches in Los Altos means that it is about average compared to other places in California.


January is the rainiest month in Los Altos with 10.4 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.1 rainy days. There are 60.9 rainy days annually in Los Altos, which is about average compared to other places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 50% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 2% chance of a rainy day.


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





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