Monterey County, California 

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Climate in Monterey County, California

Monterey County, California gets 18 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 264 sunny days per year in Monterey County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Monterey County 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.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 75 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 40
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Monterey County is 8.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

8.5 / 10
September, August and July are the most pleasant months in Monterey County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Monterey, CaliforniaUnited States
  18.3 in.38.1 in.
  0.1 in.27.8 in.
  60.1 days106.2 days
  264 days205 days
  74.5°85.8°
  40.1°21.7°
  8.57
  5.44.3
  1426 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 Monterey County with an average high temperature of 75.9°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in California. In Monterey County, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Monterey County are September, August and July.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Monterey County with an average of 39.8°. This is warmer than most places in California.


In Monterey County, there are 15.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.


In Monterey County, there are 13.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in California.


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


January is the wettest month in Monterey County with 3.7 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 18.3 inches in Monterey County means that it is about average compared to other places in California.


February is the rainiest month in Monterey County with 10.0 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.6 rainy days. There are 60.1 rainy days annually in Monterey County, which is about average compared to other places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 48% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 5% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 0.1 inches in Monterey County means that it is snowier than most places in California. December is the snowiest month in Monterey County with 0.1 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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