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California Weather Records

Weather data and records for the U.S. state of California based on data compiled by the NOAA.
All data displayed in U.S. customary units.
All data displayed in metric units.
California Statewide Averages
Average temperatures over the entire territory of the state, from 1991–2020.
Month High (°F°C) Low (°F°C)
January 54.612.6 35.01.7
February 57.314.1 36.42.4
March 62.316.8 39.34.0
April 67.619.8 42.65.9
May 75.624.2 49.09.5
June 84.529.1 55.513.1
July 90.932.7 61.416.4
August 90.432.5 60.615.9
September 85.229.6 55.913.3
October 74.423.5 47.78.7
November 62.016.7 39.64.2
December 53.712.0 34.21.2
Entire Year 71.622.0 46.58.1
Hottest Temperature All-Time
The highest temperature in California history is 129.9 °F54.4 °C which was recorded in Death Valley in 2020 and 2021. This record also holds the mark for the highest temperature reliably recorded in the United States and the world as a whole. An earlier record of 134.1 °F56.7 °C at Greenland Ranch is now generally considered a measurement error.
Coldest Temperature All-Time
The lowest recorded temperature in California history is -45.0 °F-42.8 °C which was recorded at Boca and Tamarack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in January, 1937.
California Cities
Yearly weather averages for various places in California, from 1991–2020.
City Average (°F°C) Record (°F°C) Yearly (inchescm)
High Low High Low Precipitation Snow
Antioch 74.123.4 50.810.5 117.047.2 14.0-10.0 12.431.6 n/a
Bakersfield 78.325.7 53.712.0 118.047.8 12.9-10.6 6.416.2 0.10.3
Barstow 80.426.9 51.911.1 120.048.9 3.0-16.1 4.912.4 0.40.9
Berkeley 67.619.8 49.09.5 107.141.7 24.1-4.4 25.665.1 n/a
Big Bear Lake 62.917.2 34.21.2 98.136.7 -25.1-31.7 19.248.8 63.7161.7
Bishop 75.324.1 38.33.5 111.043.9 -15.0-26.1 4.912.4 5.915.1
Blythe 88.531.4 60.415.8 124.051.1 5.0-15.0 3.59.0 n/a
Chula Vista 71.822.1 56.213.4 102.939.4 24.1-4.4 9.223.4 n/a
Coalinga 80.526.9 51.010.5 120.048.9 10.9-11.7 8.321.2 0.00.0
Colusa 75.124.0 48.89.4 114.145.6 14.0-10.0 15.840.2 0.00.0
Crescent City 58.914.9 46.17.8 97.036.1 19.0-7.2 58.7149.1 n/a
Culver City 72.422.5 55.313.0 109.943.3 24.1-4.4 13.133.3 n/a
Death Valley 92.233.4 63.417.5 129.954.4 19.9-6.7 2.25.5 0.00.0
El Cajon 78.125.6 53.411.9 114.145.6 19.0-7.2 12.130.7 n/a
Escondido 77.825.5 53.812.1 115.046.1 12.9-10.6 13.835.1 n/a
Eureka 59.715.4 46.68.1 87.130.6 21.0-6.1 40.4102.5 0.10.1
Fairfield 73.923.3 49.19.5 114.145.6 15.1-9.4 25.063.5 0.00.0
Fresno 77.625.3 52.911.6 114.145.6 18.0-7.8 11.027.9 0.00.0
Gilroy 75.424.1 47.88.8 115.046.1 17.1-8.3 19.348.9 0.00.0
Half Moon Bay 62.817.1 47.38.5 93.934.4 19.0-7.2 25.364.4 0.00.0
Hanford 76.924.9 50.410.2 116.146.7 14.0-10.0 8.621.7 0.00.0
Hollister 71.421.9 46.58.1 118.948.3 14.0-10.0 14.035.5 0.00.0
Imperial 88.231.2 58.814.9 124.051.1 16.0-8.9 2.87.2 0.00.0
Indio 88.831.6 64.418.0 123.150.6 12.9-10.6 2.66.7 n/a
King City 75.424.1 45.47.5 115.046.1 14.0-10.0 11.830.0 0.00.0
Lindsay 78.826.0 48.89.3 115.046.1 17.1-8.3 11.729.7 0.20.6
Livermore 73.623.1 48.29.0 115.046.1 18.0-7.8 14.637.1 0.00.0
Los Angeles 70.621.4 56.713.7 109.943.3 27.0-2.8 12.231.1 n/a
Los Banos 76.624.8 50.610.4 116.146.7 14.0-10.0 9.123.1 0.00.0
Merced 76.724.8 48.79.3 114.145.6 12.9-10.6 12.932.7 0.00.0
Modesto 75.924.4 51.110.6 113.045.0 18.0-7.8 12.331.2 n/a
Monterey 64.718.2 48.89.3 104.040.0 19.9-6.7 20.351.5 0.30.7
Napa 72.722.6 47.78.7 113.045.0 14.0-10.0 26.467.1 0.00.0
Needles 88.031.1 63.017.2 125.151.7 18.0-7.8 4.310.9 n/a
Nevada City 66.919.4 45.37.4 111.043.9 -0.9-18.3 62.9159.8 15.739.8
Newport Beach 67.920.0 57.614.2 96.135.6 28.9-1.7 9.423.8 n/a
Oakland 66.819.3 49.99.9 104.040.0 25.0-3.9 17.243.6 n/a
Orland 75.924.4 50.210.1 120.048.9 15.1-9.4 20.652.4 0.00.0
Oroville 75.924.4 48.69.2 116.146.7 12.0-11.1 31.680.3 0.00.0
Oxnard 68.720.4 53.011.7 104.040.0 26.1-3.3 11.830.1 n/a
Palmdale 78.726.0 49.39.6 118.047.8 6.1-14.4 7.118.1 0.00.0
Paso Robles 76.424.7 42.96.1 117.047.2 0.0-17.8 15.238.5 0.00.0
Petaluma 70.921.6 45.97.7 109.943.3 16.0-8.9 25.564.7 0.00.0
Red Bluff 76.224.6 50.610.4 120.949.4 12.9-10.6 22.657.3 n/a
Redding 76.124.5 50.010.0 118.047.8 16.0-8.9 33.585.1 n/a
Riverside 80.226.8 52.711.5 118.047.8 18.0-7.8 9.423.8 n/a
Sacramento 74.623.7 48.99.4 115.046.1 17.1-8.3 18.045.8 n/a
Salinas 68.120.1 48.69.2 109.042.8 18.0-7.8 12.631.9 n/a
San Diego 70.421.4 58.214.6 111.043.9 25.0-3.9 9.824.9 n/a
San Francisco 64.818.2 51.510.9 106.041.1 27.0-2.8 22.958.1 n/a
San Jacinto 81.027.2 50.510.3 120.048.9 7.0-13.9 10.727.2 n/a
San Jose 71.421.9 50.610.3 108.042.2 18.0-7.8 13.835.1 n/a
San Luis Obispo 73.022.8 48.79.3 113.045.0 17.1-8.3 22.456.9 0.00.0
San Rafael 69.220.7 48.99.4 109.943.3 19.9-6.7 34.286.8 0.00.0
Santa Ana 76.724.8 56.113.4 111.944.4 16.0-8.9 12.732.4 0.00.0
Santa Barbara 70.021.1 49.39.6 109.042.8 19.9-6.7 15.739.9 n/a
Santa Cantalina Island 68.620.3 54.812.7 109.943.3 26.1-3.3 11.428.9 n/a
Santa Cruz 68.520.3 47.98.8 109.943.3 19.0-7.2 30.878.4 0.00.0
Santa Maria 69.921.1 47.28.5 109.943.3 19.9-6.7 13.333.8 n/a
Sequoia National Park 55.813.2 29.6-1.3 91.933.3 -16.1-26.7 42.1106.8 221.5562.7
Sonora 73.122.9 43.36.3 113.045.0 8.1-13.3 30.477.1 0.00.0
St. Helena 74.523.6 47.78.7 115.046.1 10.9-11.7 32.682.9 0.00.0
Stockton 75.824.3 49.19.5 115.046.1 16.0-8.9 13.434.2 n/a
Tahoe City 57.614.2 31.90.0 93.934.4 -16.1-26.7 33.284.3 178.4453.1
Twentynine Palms 84.629.2 55.312.9 118.047.8 10.0-12.2 4.010.2 0.30.8
Ukiah 73.723.1 45.37.4 115.046.1 12.0-11.1 36.392.2 n/a
Vacaville 76.624.8 48.79.3 116.146.7 14.0-10.0 24.762.6 0.00.0
Victorville 78.425.8 46.98.3 116.146.7 -0.9-18.3 5.814.8 n/a
Visalia 75.724.3 52.311.3 115.046.1 12.9-10.6 10.727.2 0.10.3
Watsonville 68.320.2 47.48.6 109.943.3 12.0-11.1 22.757.6 0.00.0
Yreka 68.020.0 37.43.0 111.944.4 -11.0-23.9 18.647.3 11.629.6