Poway, California 

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Climate in Poway, California

Poway, California gets 13 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Poway 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 Poway. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Poway gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 42 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 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 43
Rain: averages 13 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


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

9.1 / 8.6

Summer   /   Winter
May, October and June are the most pleasant months in Poway, while February and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Poway, CaliforniaUnited States
  13.3 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  42.0 days106.2 days
  267 days205 days
  515 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 Poway with an average high temperature of 88.8°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in California. In Poway, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Poway are May, October and June.

In Poway, there are 52.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in California.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Poway with an average of 42.4°. This is warmer than most places in California.

In Poway, there are 4.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.

In Poway, 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 Poway 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 Poway with 3.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 56% of yearly precipitation and 2% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 13.3 inches in Poway means that it is drier than most places in California.

February is the rainiest month in Poway with 7.2 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 42.0 rainy days annually in Poway, which is less rainy than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 47% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 4% chance of a rainy day.

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

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    Reviews for Poway    10 Reviews
    Poway, a great town - 8/6/2021
    Poway is a great place to live. People are friendly, neighbors watch out for each other. Great trails, beautiful views. Love to hear the birds. Family oriented. Yes... Read More

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    Trees Trees Trees - 2/1/2020
    Moved here 37 years ago and love the birds singing in the morning, minimal traffic noise, and convenience to Carmel Mountain Ranch for shopping. Easy access to the... Read More

    Overpriced, soul-less, fake yoga mom kind of place - 8/8/2018
    I've lived here for 30 years. Back 30 years ago it was great. Small town, friendly people, etc. NOW Traffic is pretty bad but still better than most of SD county. I'm... Read More

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