California weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit California

The best time to visit the state in California in the United States is from April until October, when you will have a pleasant till hot temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in California is 37°C in July and the lowest is 13°C in December.

California has the mediterranean climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in California or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather California by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 15 15 19 22 27 33 37 36 33 26 19 13
Precipitation (mm) 59 68 66 23 6 2 3 2 6 19 36 51

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14 day weather forecast California

The weather for in California will be 24° till 19° degrees in the next 14 days with one day chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather forecast this week

Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
11°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 5
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
14°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 5
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
14°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 4
Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
14°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 3
Sunday 31 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
14°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 4
Monday 1 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
14°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Tuesday 2 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
13°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 4

Weather forecast next week

Wednesday 3 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
14°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 3
Thursday 4 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
15°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 4
Friday 5 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
5.1 mm 85% 4 m/s 1
Saturday 6 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Sunday 7 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 3
Monday 8 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
10°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 3
Tuesday 9 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
10°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 3

Climate California

The state California has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for California is 25° degrees and there is about 340 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 291 days a year with an average humidity of 48% and an UV-index of 5.

Climate table of California

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 15 15 19 22 27 33 37 36 33 26 19 13
Night temp. (°C) 6 6 7 9 12 16 19 18 17 13 8 5
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 59 68 66 23 6 2 3 2 6 19 36 51
Days with rain 8 9 11 7 4 1 2 1 2 4 5 8
Dry days 23 19 20 23 27 29 29 30 28 27 25 23
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 6 9 12 12 12 12 12 11 8 7 6
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 3 3 4 5 6 7 7 6 6 5 3 3

California weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for California? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is California?

California is located in United States. It lies in a straight line at 3,919 km from New York.

The coordinates of California are:

  • Latitude: 36.778261
  • Longitude: -119.4179324

The GPS coordinates are 36° 46' N, 119° 25' W

How long is the flight to California?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to California is approximately 1 h. 10 min.

What are the nearest airports to California?

These are the airports closests to California:

  • Bob Hope Airport – Burbank
  • Elko Regional Airport – Elko
  • Fresno Yosemite International Airport – Fresno
  • McCarran International Airport – Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles International Airport – Los Angeles

What is the currency of California?

In California the US dollar (USD) is used to pay.

What is the area code of California?

The area code to call California is +1.