Monterey, California 

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Climate in Monterey, California

Monterey, California gets 18 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 267 sunny days per year in Monterey. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Monterey gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 68 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 67 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 43
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Monterey is 8.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

8.3 / 10
August, September and July are the most pleasant months in Monterey, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Monterey, CaliforniaUnited States
  18.2 in.38.1 in.
  0.1 in.27.8 in.
  67.9 days106.2 days
  267 days205 days
  66.5°85.8°
  42.6°21.7°
  8.37
  5.44.3
  26 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.


September is the hottest month for Monterey with an average high temperature of 68.7°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in California. In Monterey, there are 0 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Monterey are September, August and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Monterey with an average of 42.6°. This is warmer than most places in California.


In Monterey, there are 0.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in California.


In Monterey, there are 1.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.


In Monterey, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in California.


January is the wettest month in Monterey with 3.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 55% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 18.2 inches in Monterey means that it is about average compared to other places in California.


February is the rainiest month in Monterey with 10.9 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 1.3 rainy days. There are 67.9 rainy days annually in Monterey, which is rainier than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 46% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 7% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 0.1 inches in Monterey means that it is snowier than most places in California. March is the snowiest month in Monterey with 0.1 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Monterey    21 Reviews
    Here or Exit California - 1/25/2017
    The Monterey city area is an excellent place to live and one of the few California locales where it's relatively safe to raise a family. If I could no longer live here I... Read More

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    If you're not a millionaire good luck living here - 12/31/2013
    I grew up on the Monterey Peninsula and had to leave to climb out of poverty. The median income is $35,000 and outside of the military, the jobs are mostly service... Read More

    How wealthy are we talking about? - 9/13/2012
    My husband and I are just crazy about Monterey. I wonder if we take housing expenses (mortgage or rent) out of the picture, is Monterey still a very expensive city to... Read More


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