Yosemite Valley, CA has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Average temperatures in the summer range from 75°F to 95°F (24°C to 35°C) and average temperatures during the winter range from 25°F to 45°F (-4°C to 7°C). Rainfall is concentrated mainly in the months of November through April. During the summer months there is little rainfall, but thunderstorms can occur. Snowfall occurs during winter months with heavier snowfall occurring at higher elevations of Yosemite Valley such as Glacier Point.
Yosemite Valley, California gets 36 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Yosemite Valley averages 36 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 Yosemite Valley. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Yosemite Valley gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 60 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.
Summer High: the July high is around 78 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 23
Rain: averages 36 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 36 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Yosemite Valley is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in California.
9.4 / 5.3
Summer / Winter
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Yosemite Valley, while January and February are the least comfortable months.