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The most pleasant months of the year for Salinas are September, August and October. In Salinas, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. September is the hottest month for Salinas with an average high temperature of 72.2°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Salinas. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant.

Today's Weather - Salinas, CA

6 PM PST

Partly Cloudy

70°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
TonightPartly Cloudy54° / 73°WNW 2 to 9 mph
Thursday NightPartly Cloudy54° / 76°W 2 to 9 mph
Friday NightMostly Cloudy55° / 71°W 3 to 10 mph
Saturday NightMostly Cloudy54° / 70°W 5 to 12 mph
Sunday NightMostly Cloudy54° / 74°WSW 2 to 9 mph
Monday NightMostly Cloudy then Patchy Fog56° / 76°W 2 to 8 mph
Tuesday NightMostly Cloudy then Patchy Fog56° / 77°SW 1 to 8 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 70 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 41
Rain: averages 15 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Salinas area is 9.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

9.5 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7.8. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
HighLow
January61° 41°
February62° 43°
March63° 44°
April65° 46°
May67° 49°
June69° 52°
July70° 54°
August71° 55°
September72° 53°
October71° 49°
November66° 44°
December61° 41°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Salinas
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January02100
February01100
March0090
April0060
May0030
June0010
July0010
August0010
September1010
October1030
November0160
December0290

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.

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Over 10 years ago

Sacred Heart School is a fine Catholic school in the heart of Salinas, Ca. Victoria Torcolini was principal of this PK-8 school from 2006-2009. Under her leadership, SHS  More

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Over 12 years ago

I Was born and raise in salinas. In 2006 my family moved to the central valley. I moved back to salinas in 2011. I moved back Because I got a better job in Carmel. I  More

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Salinas, California has some of the best weather in Central California. I love looking out at the mountain ranges that line the Salinas River Valley. It's a shame that  More

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