The best times to visit Bakersfield for ideal weather are

March 12th to June 10th

or

October 1st to November 11th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

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Weather in Bakersfield

Temperature

Average temperatures in Bakersfield vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Bakersfield, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 101.1°F (38.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.5°F (21.9°C) at night.

Bakersfield Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Bakersfield Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Bakersfield Perceived Temperature (F)

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Bakersfield Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Bakersfield Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 61.6 48.7 38.2
Feb 67.2 53.6 41.8
Mar 74.7 59.4 46
Apr 79.1 63.5 49.5
May 86.5 71.3 56.8
Jun 94.6 79.5 64.2
Jul 99.6 85.2 70.7
Aug 98.8 83.9 69.4
Sep 94.2 79.2 65.2
Oct 82.6 67.8 55.2
Nov 69.9 56.2 44.9
Dec 60.6 48.3 38.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 16.4 9.3 3.4
Feb 19.6 12 5.4
Mar 23.7 15.2 7.8
Apr 26.2 17.5 9.7
May 30.3 21.8 13.8
Jun 34.8 26.4 17.9
Jul 37.6 29.6 21.5
Aug 37.1 28.8 20.8
Sep 34.6 26.2 18.4
Oct 28.1 19.9 12.9
Nov 21.1 13.4 7.2
Dec 15.9 9.1 3.4


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bakersfield are June, July, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early June. For example, on the week of June 4th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid December with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of December 17th.

When can you find snow in Bakersfield? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Bakersfield.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bakersfield (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 7% 0 0.6
Feb 10% 0 1
Mar 6% 0 0.6
Apr 5% 0 0.6
May 3% 0 0.2
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 1% 0 0
Oct 2% 0 0.2
Nov 5% 0 0.6
Dec 10% 0 1.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 7 0 1.5
Feb 10 0 2.5
Mar 6 0 1.5
Apr 5 0 1.5
May 3 0 0.5
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 1 0 0
Oct 2 0 0.5
Nov 5 0 1.5
Dec 10 0 3.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Bakersfield has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (20.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (59.5%).

Wind in Bakersfield is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by June and July. May’s average wind speed of around 6 knots (6.9 MPH or 11.1 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 14.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Bakersfield.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 3.5 Barely noticeable 9.3 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.1 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.6 Light breeze 11.3 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.6 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
May 6 Light breeze 13.3 Gentle breeze
Jun 6 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Jul 5.7 Light breeze 12 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.1 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Sep 4.6 Light breeze 11.2 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.1 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.4 Barely noticeable 9.4 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.4 Barely noticeable 9.2 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 58%
Feb 51.3%
Mar 40.4%
Apr 33%
May 24.7%
Jun 21.3%
Jul 21.5%
Aug 20.8%
Sep 25.2%
Oct 35.5%
Nov 51.5%
Dec 59.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Bakersfield?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 19, 2018 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Bakersfield, CA, US is February, followed by July and June. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Bakersfield in January. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 56.8 in January means 56.8% of the tourists vs. February.


Overall Bakersfield Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 89.3°F (31.8°C) and 69.2°F (20.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Bakersfield, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 96.8°F (36°C) and 65°F (18.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 2 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Bakersfield to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 69.2°F (20.7°C) and 58.3°F (14.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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