Solvang, California 

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Climate in Solvang, California

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

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

On average, there are 287 sunny days per year in Solvang. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Solvang 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 39
Rain: averages 19 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

9 / 8.2

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

Climate Averages
  Solvang, CaliforniaUnited States
  19.3 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  41.8 days106.2 days
  287 days205 days
  82.9°85.8°
  39.1°21.7°
  8.77
  5.74.3
  505 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.


August is the hottest month for Solvang with an average high temperature of 83.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In Solvang, there are 8 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Solvang are October, June and May.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Solvang with an average of 38.4°. This is about average compared to other places in California.


In Solvang, there are 38.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in California.


In Solvang, there are 13.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in California.


In Solvang, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in California.


February is the wettest month in Solvang with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 60% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 19.3 inches in Solvang means that it is about average compared to other places in California.


February is the rainiest month in Solvang with 7.8 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.2 rainy days. There are 41.8 rainy days annually in Solvang, which is less rainy than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 51% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 2% chance of a rainy day.


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





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