Malibu, California 

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Climate in Malibu, California

Malibu, CA has a Mediterranean climate with mild temperatures year round. Summers are typically warm and dry, while winters are mild and wet. The city enjoys plenty of sunshine throughout the year, with an average of 300 days of sunshine each year. Average summer temperatures range from the mid-70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit, and winter temperatures usually stay in the 50s and 60s. Rainfall averages around 15 inches per year but can range anywhere from 10 to 25 inches depending on the season.

Malibu, California gets 20 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Malibu averages 0 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 Malibu. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Malibu gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 36 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 45
Rain: averages 20 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Malibu is 9.0 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

9.2 / 8.6

Summer   /   Winter
October, June and May are the most pleasant months in Malibu, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Malibu, CaliforniaUnited States
  19.8 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  35.8 days106.2 days
  281 days205 days
  105 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 Malibu with an average high temperature of 86.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In Malibu, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Malibu are October, May and June.

In Malibu, there are 44.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in California.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Malibu with an average of 44.4°. This is warmer than most places in California.

In Malibu, there are 4.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.

In Malibu, 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 Malibu is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and September.

February is the wettest month in Malibu with 5.1 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 19.8 inches in Malibu means that it is about average compared to other places in California.

February is the rainiest month in Malibu with 6.5 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.3 rainy days. There are 35.8 rainy days annually in Malibu, 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 4% chance of a rainy day.

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

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