Ojai, California 

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Climate in Ojai, California

Ojai, CA enjoys a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot and dry summers and cool and moist winters. The city has an average temperature of 73°F in July and 44°F in January. Ojai is also known for its beautiful sunsets that often appear as a pink or orange glow due to the presence of dust particles from the nearby desert. Rainfall averages only 17 inches per year, mostly between November and April. Despite the low amount of rainfall, Ojai is surrounded by lush oranges, avocados, lemons, and olives thanks to the abundance of water from local creeks and springs.

Ojai, California gets 19 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 269 sunny days per year in Ojai. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Ojai gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 35 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 40
Rain: averages 19 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Ojai is 8.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

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Summer   /   Winter
June, July and May are the most pleasant months in Ojai, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Ojai, CaliforniaUnited States
  18.9 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  34.8 days106.2 days
  269 days205 days
  745 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 Ojai with an average high temperature of 86.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In Ojai, there are 7 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Ojai are October, May and June.

In Ojai, there are 36.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Ojai with an average of 39.3°. This is warmer than most places in California.

In Ojai, there are 13.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in California.

In Ojai, 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 Ojai, 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 Ojai with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 63% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 18.9 inches in Ojai means that it is about average compared to other places in California.

February is the rainiest month in Ojai with 6.4 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.3 rainy days. There are 34.8 rainy days annually in Ojai, which is less rainy than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 50% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 3% chance of a rainy day.

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

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    Reviews for Ojai    7 Reviews
    A Rare Gem. Not For Everyone. - 2/19/2018
    Ojai has it's social and environmental challenges. It's population can be insular and self-absorbed. I grew up in Palo Alto and lived in Berkeley in the 70's so I can... Read More

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    Too small - 3/9/2015
    Yes, Ojai is pretty geographically but there are a lot of run down neighborhoods. There are no "rules" about keeping your house or yard up and therefore lots of people... Read More

    Living in Ojai - 1/21/2014
    From my contacts, this place is my idea of how I want to spend my remaining days on... Read More

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