Average Temperatures and Rainfall for California

Average annual temperatures for California (18°C/64°F) are slightly above the average for United States (13°C/55°F).

Average annual rainfall for California (261mm/10 inches) is significantly below the average for United States (1,039mm/41 inches).

What is the warmest or hottest month in California?

July is the hottest or warmest month in California, with an average maximum temperate of 30°C/86°F.

What is the coldest or coolest month in California?

December is the coolest or coldest month in California, with an average minimum temperate of 6°C/43°F.

What is the most rainy or wettest month in California?

December is the wettest or most rainy month in California, with an average rainfall of 56mm/2 inches.

What is the least rainy or driest month in California?

August is the driest or least rainy month in California, with an average rainfall of 0mm/0 inches.

What is the warmest or hottest place in California?

Indio is the hottest or warmest place in California, with an average maximum temperate of 23°C/73°F.

What is the coldest place in California?

San Rafael is the coldest place in California, with an average maximum temperate of 15°C/59°F.

What is the most rainy or wettest place in California?

Novato is the most rainy or wettest place in California, with an average annual rainfall of 1,114mm/44 inches.

What is the least rainy or driest place in California?

Palm Desert is the least rainy or driest place in California, with an average annual rainfall of 69mm/3 inches.

Average Monthly Temperatures
Average Maximum Temperature Average Minimum Temperature
Average Monthly Rainfall
PlaceMin TempMax TempAvg TempRainfall
Alameda 10 20 15 455
Alhambra 14 24 19 306
Aliso Viejo 14 26 20 245
Anaheim 14 26 20 245
Antioch 10 24 17 400
Arcadia 14 24 19 306
Arden-Arcade 9 25 17 -
Bakersfield 13 27 20 150
Baldwin Park 14 26 20 245
Bellflower 14 24 19 268
Berkeley 10 20 15 455
Boyle Heights 14 24 19 306
Brentwood 10 25 17 347
Buena Park 14 26 20 245
Burbank 14 24 19 306
Camarillo 11 28 19 321
Canoga Park 14 22 18 272
Canyon Country 11 22 17 -
Carlsbad 11 23 17 279
Carmichael 9 25 17 -
Carson 14 24 19 268
Castro Valley 10 20 15 455
Cathedral City 14 32 23 69
Chico 10 25 18 478
Chinatown 10 20 15 455
Chino 13 27 20 280
Chino Hills 13 27 20 280
Chula Vista 15 22 19 244
Citrus Heights 9 25 17 -
Clovis 12 26 19 267
Colton 13 27 20 280
Compton 14 24 19 268
Concord 10 24 17 400
Corona 13 27 20 280
Costa Mesa 14 26 20 245
Cupertino 10 22 16 317
Daly City 10 20 15 455
Davis 10 25 17 598
Delano 13 27 20 150
Diamond Bar 13 27 20 280
Downey 14 24 19 268
Dublin 10 20 15 455
East Los Angeles 14 24 19 306
Eastvale 13 27 20 280
El Cajon 13 23 18 264
El Monte 14 24 19 306
Elk Grove 10 24 17 478
Encinitas 11 23 17 279
Escondido 11 23 17 279
Fairfield 10 24 17 400
Florence-Graham 14 24 19 306
Folsom 9 23 16 -
Fontana 13 27 20 280
Fountain Valley 14 26 20 245
Fremont 10 20 15 455
Fresno 12 26 19 267
Fullerton 14 26 20 245
Garden Grove 14 26 20 245
Gardena 14 22 18 272
Glendale 14 24 19 306
Glendora 13 27 20 280
Hacienda Heights 14 26 20 245
Hanford 10 26 18 185
Hawthorne 14 22 18 272
Hayward 10 20 15 455
Hemet 13 25 19 -
Hesperia 12 25 18 -
Highland 13 27 20 280
Hollywood 14 24 19 306
Huntington Beach 14 24 19 268
Huntington Park 14 24 19 306
Indio 14 32 23 69
Inglewood 14 22 18 272
Irvine 14 26 20 245
Koreatown 14 24 19 306
La Habra 14 26 20 245
La Mesa 13 23 18 264
Laguna Niguel 14 24 19 238
Lake Elsinore 13 25 19 -
Lake Forest 14 26 20 245
Lakewood 14 24 19 268
Lancaster 11 22 17 -
Livermore 10 20 15 455
Lodi 10 25 17 347
Long Beach 14 24 19 268
Lynwood 14 24 19 306
Madera 12 26 19 267
Manteca 10 25 17 347
Menifee 13 25 19 -
Merced 10 25 17 279
Milpitas 9 24 16 359
Mira Mesa 13 23 18 264
Mission Viejo 14 24 19 238
Modesto 10 25 17 347
Montebello 14 24 19 306
Monterey Park 14 24 19 306
Moreno Valley 13 27 20 280
Mountain View 10 22 16 317
Murrieta 11 23 17 279
Napa 10 25 17 598
National City 15 22 19 244
Newport Beach 14 26 20 245
North Hills 14 24 19 306
North Hollywood 14 24 19 306
Northridge 14 24 19 306
Norwalk 14 26 20 245
Novato 9 22 15 1,114
Oakland 10 20 15 455
Oceanside 11 23 17 279
Ontario 13 27 20 280
Orange 14 26 20 245
Oxnard 12 21 17 267
Palm Desert 14 32 23 69
Palmdale 11 22 17 -
Palo Alto 10 20 15 455
Paramount 14 24 19 268
Pasadena 14 24 19 306
Perris 13 25 19 -
Petaluma 10 21 15 -
Pico Rivera 14 24 19 306
Pittsburg 10 24 17 400
Placentia 14 26 20 245
Pleasanton 10 20 15 455
Pomona 13 27 20 280
Porterville 10 23 17 -
Poway 13 23 18 264
Rancho Cordova 9 25 17 -
Rancho Cucamonga 13 27 20 280
Rancho Penasquitos 13 23 18 264
Redding 10 25 18 799
Redlands 13 27 20 280
Redondo Beach 14 22 18 272
Redwood City 10 20 15 455
Rialto 13 27 20 280
Richmond 10 20 15 455
Riverside 13 27 20 280
Rocklin 9 25 17 -
Rosemead 14 24 19 306
Roseville 9 25 17 -
Sacramento 9 25 17 -
Salinas 10 21 15 294
San Bernardino 13 27 20 280
San Clemente 11 23 17 279
San Diego 15 22 19 244
San Francisco 10 20 15 455
San Jose 10 22 16 317
San Leandro 10 20 15 455
San Marcos 11 23 17 279
San Mateo 10 20 15 455
San Pedro 14 24 19 268
San Rafael 11 18 15 543
San Ramon 10 20 15 455
Santa Ana 14 26 20 245
Santa Barbara 10 21 16 367
Santa Clara 10 22 16 317
Santa Clarita 11 22 17 -
Santa Cruz 9 21 15 582
Santa Maria 9 22 15 286
Santa Monica 14 22 18 272
Santa Rosa 10 21 15 -
Santee 13 23 18 264
Sherman Oaks 14 24 19 306
Simi Valley 11 28 19 321
South Gate 14 24 19 306
South San Francisco 10 20 15 455
South Whittier 14 26 20 245
Stockton 10 25 17 347
Sunnyvale 10 22 16 317
Temecula 11 23 17 279
Thousand Oaks 11 28 19 321
Torrance 14 22 18 272
Tracy 10 25 17 347
Tulare 10 27 19 330
Tustin 14 26 20 245
Union City 10 20 15 455
Universal City 14 24 19 306
Upland 13 27 20 280
Vacaville 10 25 17 598
Valencia 11 22 17 -
Vallejo 10 24 17 400
Valley Glen 14 24 19 306
Van Nuys 14 24 19 306
Ventura 12 21 17 267
Victorville 11 27 19 112
Visalia 10 27 19 330
Vista 11 23 17 279
Walnut Creek 10 20 15 455
Watsonville 9 21 15 582
West Covina 14 26 20 245
West Sacramento 10 25 17 598
Westminster 14 26 20 245
Whittier 14 26 20 245
Woodland 10 25 17 598
Woodland Hills 14 22 18 272
Yorba Linda 14 26 20 245
Yuba City 11 24 17 -
Yucaipa 12 25 18 -