Bakersfield Metro Area, CA Weather


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The most pleasant months of the year for the Bakersfield metro area are October, May and April. In the Bakersfield metro area, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for the Bakersfield metro area with an average high temperature of 96.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in California. December is the snowiest month in the Bakersfield metro area with 0.5 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year.

Today's Weather - Bakersfield, CA

1 PM PST

Sunny

77°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
This AfternoonSunny85° / 59°WNW 5 mph
Memorial DaySunny91° / 62°SW 0 to 10 mph
TuesdaySunny92° / 61°WNW 0 to 10 mph
WednesdaySunny90° / 62°W 5 to 10 mph
ThursdaySunny92° / 64°W 5 to 10 mph
FridaySunny96° / 66°WNW 5 to 10 mph
SaturdaySunny97° / 64°NNW 0 to 10 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 96 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 35
Rain: averages 9 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Bakersfield Metro Area area is 7.6 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

7.6 / 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
January57° 35°
February61° 37°
March67° 41°
April73° 45°
May82° 52°
June90° 59°
July96° 65°
August95° 63°
September89° 58°
October78° 49°
November65° 39°
December56° 34°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Bakersfield
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January01260
February0760
March0460
April2230
May7020
June16010
July25000
August24010
September15010
October3120
November0640
December01350

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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