Sausalito, CA Climate


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The climate in Sausalito, CA is mild and temperate. Located on the northern side of the San Francisco Bay, it experiences a Mediterranean climate with cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers. Average temperatures range from lows of about 45-50°F in winter to highs around 70-75°F in summer. Rainfall typically ranges from 30-35 inches per year, most of which occurs during the months of November through April. The city enjoys moderate humidity levels throughout the year, making it an ideal destination for those looking to escape from the harsher climates found elsewhere in California.

Sausalito, California gets 33 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 256 sunny days per year in Sausalito. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Sausalito gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 89 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 76 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 43
Rain: averages 33 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Sausalito is 8.4 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

9.4 Summer - 7.1 Winter
September, July and June are the most pleasant months in Sausalito, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateSausalito, CaliforniaUnited States
  33.4 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  88.6 days106.2 days
  256 days205 days
  76.3°85.8°
  42.9°21.7°
  8.47
  5.24.3
  10 ft.2443 ft.
Climate
YOU SHOULD KNOW

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 Sausalito with an average high temperature of 76.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In Sausalito, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Sausalito are September, August and July.
In Sausalito, there are 12.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Sausalito with an average of 42.9°. This is warmer than most places in California.
In Sausalito, there are 2.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.
In Sausalito, 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 Sausalito 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.
December is the wettest month in Sausalito with 6.5 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 33.4 inches in Sausalito means that it is wetter than most places in California.
January is the rainiest month in Sausalito with 13.4 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 1.8 rainy days. There are 88.6 rainy days annually in Sausalito, which is one of the rainiest places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 44% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 8% chance of a rainy day.
There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Sausalito, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Sausalito.
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