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California Weather Records

Weather averages and records for the U.S. state of California based on data made available by the NOAA.
California Statewide Averages
Average temperatures and precipitation over the entire territory of the state, from 1991–2020.
Month High (°F) Low (°F) Precipitation (in)
January 54.6 35.0 4.1
February 57.3 36.4 3.9
March 62.3 39.3 3.3
April 67.6 42.6 1.7
May 75.6 49.0 1.0
June 84.5 55.5 0.3
July 90.9 61.4 0.2
August 90.4 60.6 0.2
September 85.2 55.9 0.3
October 74.4 47.7 1.1
November 62.0 39.6 2.2
December 53.7 34.2 4.0
Entire Year 71.5 46.5 22.3
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California Average Temperature by Year
Hottest Temperature All-Time
The highest temperature in California history is 130 °F 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 °F at Greenland Ranch is now generally considered a measurement error.
Coldest Temperature All-Time
The lowest recorded temperature in California history is -45 °F 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) Record (°F) Yearly (inches)
High Low High Low Precipitation Snow
Antioch 74.1 50.8 117 14 12.4 n/a
Bakersfield 78.3 53.7 118 13 6.4 0.1
Barstow 80.4 51.9 120 3 4.9 0.4
Berkeley 67.6 49.0 107 24 25.6 n/a
Big Bear Lake 62.9 34.2 98 -25 19.2 63.7
Bishop 75.3 38.3 111 -15 4.9 5.9
Blythe 88.5 60.4 124 5 3.5 n/a
Chula Vista 71.8 56.2 103 24 9.2 n/a
Coalinga 80.5 51.0 120 11 8.3 0.0
Colusa 75.1 48.8 114 14 15.8 0.0
Crescent City 58.9 46.1 97 19 58.7 n/a
Culver City 72.4 55.3 111 24 13.1 n/a
Death Valley 92.2 63.4 130 20 2.2 0.0
El Cajon 78.1 53.4 114 19 12.1 n/a
Escondido 77.8 53.8 115 13 13.8 n/a
Eureka 59.7 46.6 87 21 40.4 0.1
Fairfield 73.9 49.1 114 15 25.0 0.0
Fresno 77.6 52.9 114 18 11.0 0.0
Gilroy 75.4 47.8 115 17 19.3 0.0
Half Moon Bay 62.8 47.3 94 19 25.3 0.0
Hanford 76.9 50.4 116 14 8.6 0.0
Hollister 71.4 46.5 119 14 14.0 0.0
Imperial 88.2 58.8 124 16 2.8 0.0
Indio 88.8 64.4 123 13 2.6 n/a
King City 75.4 45.4 115 14 11.8 0.0
Lindsay 78.8 48.8 115 17 11.7 0.2
Livermore 73.6 48.2 115 18 14.6 0.0
Los Angeles 70.6 56.7 110 27 12.2 n/a
Los Banos 76.6 50.6 116 14 9.1 0.0
Merced 76.7 48.7 114 13 12.9 0.0
Modesto 75.9 51.1 113 18 12.3 n/a
Monterey 64.7 48.8 104 20 20.3 0.3
Napa 72.7 47.7 113 14 26.4 0.0
Needles 88.0 63.0 125 18 4.3 n/a
Nevada City 66.9 45.3 111 -1 62.9 15.7
Newport Beach 67.9 57.6 96 29 9.4 n/a
Oakland 66.8 49.9 104 25 17.2 n/a
Orland 75.9 50.2 120 15 20.6 0.0
Oroville 75.9 48.6 116 12 31.6 0.0
Oxnard 68.7 53.0 104 26 11.8 n/a
Palm Springs 88.7 61.5 123 19 4.6 n/a
Palmdale 78.7 49.3 118 6 7.1 0.0
Paso Robles 76.4 42.9 117 0 15.2 0.0
Petaluma 70.9 45.9 110 16 25.5 0.0
Red Bluff 76.2 50.6 121 13 22.6 n/a
Redding 76.1 50.0 118 16 33.5 n/a
Riverside 80.2 52.7 118 18 9.4 n/a
Sacramento 74.6 48.9 115 17 18.0 n/a
Salinas 68.1 48.6 109 18 12.6 n/a
San Diego 70.4 58.2 111 25 9.8 n/a
San Francisco 64.8 51.5 106 27 22.9 n/a
San Jacinto 81.0 50.5 120 7 10.7 n/a
San Jose 71.4 50.6 108 18 13.8 n/a
San Luis Obispo 73.0 48.7 113 17 22.4 0.0
San Rafael 69.2 48.9 110 20 34.2 0.0
Santa Ana 76.7 56.1 112 16 12.7 0.0
Santa Barbara 70.0 49.3 109 20 15.7 n/a
Santa Cantalina Island 68.6 54.8 110 26 11.4 n/a
Santa Cruz 68.5 47.9 110 19 30.8 0.0
Santa Maria 69.9 47.2 110 20 13.3 n/a
Sequoia National Park 55.8 29.6 92 -16 42.1 221.5
Sonora 73.1 43.3 113 8 30.4 0.0
St. Helena 74.5 47.7 115 11 32.6 0.0
Stockton 75.8 49.1 115 16 13.4 n/a
Tahoe City 57.6 31.9 94 -16 33.2 178.4
Truckee 58.8 34.5 101 -28 35.0 n/a
Twentynine Palms 84.6 55.3 118 10 4.0 0.3
Ukiah 73.7 45.3 115 12 36.3 n/a
Vacaville 76.6 48.7 116 14 24.7 0.0
Victorville 78.4 46.9 116 -1 5.8 n/a
Visalia 75.7 52.3 115 13 10.7 0.1
Watsonville 68.3 47.4 110 12 22.7 0.0
Yreka 68.0 37.4 112 -11 18.6 11.6