Oakland, California 

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Climate in Oakland, California

Oakland, California gets 24 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Oakland 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 Oakland. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Oakland gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 67 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 72 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 44
Rain: averages 24 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Oakland is 8.7 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

9.7 / 7.6

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

Climate Averages
  Oakland, CaliforniaUnited States
  23.6 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  67.0 days106.2 days
  261 days205 days
  43 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.

September is the hottest month for Oakland with an average high temperature of 74.2°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in California. In Oakland, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Oakland are September, August and July.

In Oakland, there are 3.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in California.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Oakland with an average of 43.7°. This is warmer than most places in California.

In Oakland, there are 0.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.

In Oakland, 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 Oakland 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 August, July and September.

February is the wettest month in Oakland with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 57% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 23.6 inches in Oakland means that it is wetter than most places in California.

January is the rainiest month in Oakland with 11.0 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.2 rainy days. There are 67.0 rainy days annually in Oakland, which is rainier than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 48% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 3% chance of a rainy day.

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

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    Reviews for Oakland    37 Reviews
    Fun to visit - 8/5/2021
    Fun place to visit. Little rough is some areas- a lot to do... Read More

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    Watching the destruction of a beautiful city! - 4/14/2021
    I moved to Oakland because of its racial diversity in the early eighties although I've seen some ups and downs in this visually beautiful city, it has never been as bad... Read More

    the good, the bad, the ugly 510 - 12/20/2020
    I've lived in Oakland since 2008. If you have money to live in affluent hoods you might get robbed while waiting on carpool at 7am and will likely have your vehicle... Read More

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