Ventura, California 

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Climate in Ventura, California

Ventura, California gets 16 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 272 sunny days per year in Ventura. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Ventura gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 34 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 44
Rain: averages 16 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Ventura is 9.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in California.

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August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Ventura, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Ventura, CaliforniaUnited States
  16.3 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  33.8 days106.2 days
  272 days205 days
  36 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 Ventura with an average high temperature of 77.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In Ventura, there are 7 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Ventura are August, September and July.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Ventura with an average of 43.6°. This is warmer than most places in California.

In Ventura, there are 5.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.

In Ventura, there are 2.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.

In Ventura, 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 Ventura with 4.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 61% of yearly precipitation and 0% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 16.3 inches in Ventura means that it is about average compared to other places in California.

February is the rainiest month in Ventura with 6.3 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.3 rainy days. There are 33.8 rainy days annually in Ventura, 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 Ventura, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Ventura.

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    Reviews for Ventura    26 Reviews
    Enjoy the stars as you sleep under them. - 6/9/2019
    I have lived in Ventura County since 2006 and that includes Port Hueneme, Oxnard, Camarillo, and Ventura. This city has a lot of friendly, down to earth people that seem... Read More

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    Beauty Lost - 10/19/2018
    Ventura used to be a beautiful town, well loved by all who lived here. Then, in the late 80's, Orange County got too crowded and people started moving North. Now we are... Read More

    My Opinion, this is the best place to live in Cali - 1/31/2018
    At Wells Road and Telephone Road, it was deemed the perfect weather, in the Continental United States, at an average temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit. This place is... Read More

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