Milpitas, California 

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Climate in Milpitas, California

Milpitas, California gets 16 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 261 sunny days per year in Milpitas. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Milpitas gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 63 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 42
Rain: averages 16 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Milpitas is 8.8 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

9.9 / 7.6

Summer   /   Winter
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Milpitas, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Milpitas, CaliforniaUnited States
  15.5 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  62.5 days106.2 days
  261 days205 days
  80.3°85.8°
  42.3°21.7°
  8.87
  5.14.3
  20 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 Milpitas with an average high temperature of 80.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In Milpitas, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Milpitas are June, September and July.


In Milpitas, there are 13.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Milpitas with an average of 42.2°. This is warmer than most places in California.


In Milpitas, there are 2.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.


In Milpitas, 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 is low in Milpitas, and some people might find the dryness to be uncomfortable. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year. A very dry climate can lead to cracked, itchy skin and dry eyes.


February is the wettest month in Milpitas with 3.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 56% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 15.5 inches in Milpitas means that it is drier than most places in California.


December is the rainiest month in Milpitas with 10.5 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.2 rainy days. There are 62.5 rainy days annually in Milpitas, which is rainier 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 2% chance of a rainy day.


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





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    Reviews for Milpitas    4 Reviews
    The weather is nice - 7/26/2009
    You can't really beat the temperate climates of Milpitas (and a majority of the Bay Area). It's rarely too warm and never too cold. You can complain about many things... Read More

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    The cost to live in this area is ridiculous - 5/30/2008
    I can't believe people are willing to pay as much as they do to live here. I know there are jobs here, but people's lack of reality is mindblowing. I thnk people really... Read More

    buying a home - 8/29/2007
    its a great place, but a single family home around 1800sq feet would cost you around... Read More


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