Murrieta, CA 

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Climate in Murrieta, CA

Murrieta, CA enjoys mild and sunny weather year round, with an average low temperature of around 52°F in winter and an average high temperature of 91°F in summer. The area receives around 15 inches of rain each year, most of which falls in December through March. Summers are dry and mild with very little humidity, making it the perfect place to enjoy outdoor activities like swimming, hiking and camping. The area's Mediterranean climate is ideal for growing olives, grapes, citrus fruits and other agricultural products.

Murrieta, California gets 12 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 275 sunny days per year in Murrieta. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Murrieta gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 31 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 94 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 41
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Murrieta is 8.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

7.9 / 8.5

Summer   /   Winter
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Murrieta, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Murrieta, CaliforniaUnited States
  12.0 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  31.1 days106.2 days
  275 days205 days
  1096 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 Murrieta with an average high temperature of 96.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in California. In Murrieta, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Murrieta are April, May and November.

In Murrieta, there are 94.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in California.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Murrieta with an average of 39.0°. This is warmer than most places in California.

In Murrieta, there are 15.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in California.

In Murrieta, 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 Murrieta 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 June.

February is the wettest month in Murrieta with 3.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 62% of yearly precipitation and 2% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.0 inches in Murrieta means that it is drier than most places in California.

February is the rainiest month in Murrieta with 5.5 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 0.2 rainy days. There are 31.1 rainy days annually in Murrieta, which is one of the least rainy 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 Murrieta, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Murrieta.

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    Reviews for Murrieta    38 Reviews
    Reasonable for California - 7/29/2022
    I moved here for my wife's job. It's a cookie cutter middle class community that costs 2-3 times as much as Texas. Homes aren't custom. They are tract homes on small... Read More

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    A great place to live and raise a family - 7/21/2022
    A great place to live and raise a family. It’s a quintessential bedroom community. Very safe. Violent crime is a rarity here. Property crime is very low here too.... Read More
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    Once a great community !!! - 6/27/2021
    After living here for ten years and witnessing this once unique and family friendly place to raise decent, hardworking, moral kids/family, it has become apparent ... Read More

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