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Sacramento, California Climate & Temperature

  • Sacramento, California, Usa is at 38°30'N, 121°30'W, 8 m (26 ft). See map.
  • Sacramento, California has a hot mediterranean/ dry-summer subtropical climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Csa) that is mild with moderate seasonality. Summers are dry and hot due to the domination of subtropical high pressure systems while winters experience moderate temperatures and changeable, rainy weather due to the polar front. These climates usually occur on the western sides of continents between the latitudes of 30° and 45°. Vegetation is adapted to the dry summers and is fragrant and oily making it susceptable to fire. The typical Mediterranean climate average monthly temperatures in excess of 22.0 °C (71.6 °F) in its warmest month and an average in the coldest month between 18 to -3 °C (64 to 27 °F) with at least four months above 10 °C (50 °F). Seasonality is moderate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Csa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Sacramento, California is situated in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 16 degrees Celsius (60.8 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 17 °C (30.6°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype truly oceanic.
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 12.9°C (55.2°F) on average falling to 3.9°C (39°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 22.1°C (71.8°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 8°C (46.3°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 32.8°C (91°F) and average low temperatures are 13.9°C (57.1°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 24.5°C (76.1°F) during the day and lows of 9.9°C (49.8°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 445.1 mm (17.5 inches) which is equivalent to 445.1 Litres/m² (10.92 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 3470 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Sacramento, California you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Port-Aux-Francais, kerguelen islands, French Southern Lands where you would find a Tundra climate (Boreal rain forest biome).

Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 12 (53) 16 (60) 18 (64) 22 (71) 27 (80) 31 (88) 34 (93) 33 (92) 31 (87) 26 (78) 17 (63) 12 (53) 23 (74)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 7 (45) 10 (51) 12 (54) 15 (58) 19 (65) 22 (72) 24 (76) 24 (75) 22 (71) 18 (64) 12 (53) 7 (45) 16 (61)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 3 (38) 5 (41) 6 (43) 8 (46) 10 (50) 13 (55) 15 (58) 14 (58) 13 (56) 10 (50) 6 (43) 3 (38) 9 (48)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 95 (4) 73 (3) 65 (3) 30 (1) 7 (0) 3 (0) 1 (0) 2 (0) 9 (0) 27 (1) 69 (3) 64 (3) 445 (18)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 11 (35%) 9 (32%) 8 (26%) 5 (17%) 3 (10%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (10%) 6 (20%) 10 (32%)   57 (16%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 04:00 06:26 08:15 10:10 11:52 13:40 14:05 13:05 11:32 09:34 06:42 04:27   09:30
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 9h 47' 10h 41' 11h 53' 13h 10' 14h 14' 14h 47' 14h 33' 13h 37' 12h 23' 11h 06' 10h 02' 9h 31'   12h 00'
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 41 (59) 61 (39) 70 (30) 78 (22) 84 (16) 93 (7) 98 (2) 97 (3) 94 (6) 87 (13) 68 (32) 48 (52)   79 (21)
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 31.7 41 51.9 63.5 71.8 74.9 71.8 63.4 52 40.5 31.4 28.1   51.8

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