Merced Metro Area, California 

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Climate in Merced Metro Area, California

Merced Metro Area, California gets 12 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Merced Metro Area averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 261 sunny days per year in Merced Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Merced Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 54 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 95 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 38
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Merced metro area is 8.1 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in California.

8.1 / 10
October, May and April are the most pleasant months in the Merced metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Merced, CaliforniaUnited States
  12.2 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  54.2 days106.2 days
  261 days205 days
  95.3°85.8°
  37.6°21.7°
  8.17
  5.34.3
  394 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.


July is the hottest month for the Merced metro area with an average high temperature of 95.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in California. In the Merced metro area, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Merced metro area are October, April and May.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Merced metro area with an average of 36.7°. This is colder than most places in California.


In the Merced metro area, there are 89.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in California.


In the Merced metro area, there are 20.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in California.


In the Merced metro area, 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 the Merced metro area with 2.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 55% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.2 inches in the Merced metro area means that it is drier than most places in California.


January is the rainiest month in the Merced metro area with 9.9 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.1 rainy days. There are 54.2 rainy days annually in the Merced metro area, which is about average compared to other places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 52% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 2% chance of a rainy day.


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





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