Salinas Metro Area, California 

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Climate in Salinas Metro Area, California

Salinas Metro Area, California gets 18 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 265 sunny days per year in Salinas Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Salinas Metro Area 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 the Salinas metro area 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 the Salinas metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Salinas, CaliforniaUnited States
  18.3 in.38.1 in.
  0.1 in.27.8 in.
  60.1 days106.2 days
  265 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 the Salinas metro area with an average high temperature of 75.9°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in California. In the Salinas metro area, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Salinas metro area are September, August and July.


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


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


In the Salinas metro area, 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 the Salinas 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 Salinas metro area 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 the Salinas metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in California.


February is the rainiest month in the Salinas metro area 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 the Salinas metro area, 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 the Salinas metro area means that it is snowier than most places in California. December is the snowiest month in the Salinas metro area with 0.1 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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