Newport Beach, California 

21 Reviews | Review This Place | Photos and Maps

Subscription Benefits

Download our City ReportsDownload our City Reports

Climate in Newport Beach, California

Newport Beach, CA has a Mediterranean climate. The summers are characterized by warm temperatures, low humidity, and cool nights. Winters are mild with temperatures rarely dropping below freezing and usually staying in the mid to high 50s. Rainfall is sparse throughout the year with the majority of precipitation occurring between November and April. Average monthly temperatures range from 55 degrees in January to 72 degrees in August. Due to its location on the coast, Newport Beach also experiences sea breezes which can help keep temperatures comfortable during warmer months.

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

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

On average, there are 277 sunny days per year in Newport Beach. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Newport Beach 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 78 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 47
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Newport Beach is 9.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in California.

9.7 / 8.7

Summer   /   Winter
June, October and September are the most pleasant months in Newport Beach, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Newport Beach, CaliforniaUnited States
  12.4 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  36.1 days106.2 days
  277 days205 days
  10 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 Newport Beach with an average high temperature of 79.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In Newport Beach, there are 7 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Newport Beach are July, September and August.

In Newport Beach, there are 10.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Newport Beach with an average of 46.6°. This is one of the warmest places in California.

In Newport Beach, there are 0.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in California.

In Newport Beach, 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 Newport Beach is generally low and comfortable. But there some days when the humidity becomes unpleasant, especially in August and July. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are August, July and September.

February is the wettest month in Newport Beach with 2.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 61% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.4 inches in Newport Beach means that it is drier than most places in California.

February is the rainiest month in Newport Beach with 6.5 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 36.1 rainy days annually in Newport Beach, 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 Newport Beach, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Newport Beach.

  • Annual Rainfall (US Avg: 36.5")
Select Map Options
  • Annual Rainfall
  • Annual Snowfall
  • Precipitation Days
  • Sunny Days
  • July High Temp
  • January Low Temp
  • Reset Map

  • View More Data >

    Reviews for Newport Beach    21 Reviews
    Arrested Development had it about right - 11/4/2020
    I've lived here since late 2014. It's pretty on the outside and ugly on the inside. The people are hyper conservative, aggressively competitive. It's all about money and... Read More

    Start Your Review of Newport Beach

    Newport Beach Home - 2/6/2017
    I love calling Newport Beach my home. Every time I return from travel, I can feel the stress leave my body the minute I see the Ocean. I sell real estate in Newport... Read More

    You can come home again - 1/30/2015
    I currently reside on Balboa Island in Newport Beach, Ca. I grew up in Newport on the peninsula point near the wedge. I still visit the wedge but going to that area in... Read More

    View More Data >

    Compare Newport Beach, California to any other place in the USA.

    Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time. You can also use our New Interactive Map to explore places.Newport_Beach,California Map
    92660 92663 92625 92657 92661 92662


    Members receive 10 FREE city profile downloads a month, unlimited access to our detailed cost of living calculator and analysis, downloadable reports, and more.

    Try Now
    Join BestPlaces