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The most pleasant months of the year for California are October, May and June. In California, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. August is the hottest month for California with an average high temperature of 86.9°, which ranks it as warmer than most states. February is the snowiest month in California with 1.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant.

Today's Weather - California, CA

12 AM PST

Clear

66°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
OvernightClear58° / 90°NW 0 to 5 mph
Monday NightMostly Clear53° / 80°SW 5 to 15 mph
Tuesday NightMostly Clear49° / 77°WSW 5 to 10 mph
Wednesday NightPartly Cloudy50° / 75°WNW 5 to 10 mph
Thursday NightMostly Cloudy52° / 71°NNW 10 to 15 mph
Friday NightSlight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms then Partly Cloudy49° / 70°NW 5 to 10 mph
Saturday NightPartly Cloudy49° / 76°NW 5 to 10 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 39
Rain: averages 22 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 7 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the California area is 8.7 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

8.7 / 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
January59° 39°
February62° 41°
March66° 44°
April70° 46°
May76° 51°
June82° 56°
July87° 60°
August87° 59°
September84° 56°
October76° 50°
November66° 44°
December59° 39°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: California
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January0690
February0480
March0380
April1250
May3130
June7010
July13010
August13010
September9010
October3130
November0360
December0780

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 2 years ago

California is a great state. What stopped me from giving it 5 stars is the crime, homelessness, high cost of living, traffic, drought, and wildfires. Still a pretty good  More

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Over 3 years ago

Born and raised here - been all around the country and world but California is unrivaled for beauty , diversity, food, landscapes, vibrant industries and agriculture and  More

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We're full. Got enough people already. Don't need to grow our population. Just need to let the roads catch  More

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