The best times to visit Bakersfield for ideal weather are

April 30th to June 10th

or

September 17th to November 4th

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

 


Bakersfield Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Bakersfield

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Bakersfield vary little and are temperate most of the year. The area is in the top 16 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. 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 September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid-August where highs are regularly around 70.1°F (21.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 50.4°F (10.2°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 58.1 46.8 38.1
    Feb 61.1 49.1 39.5
    Mar 68.1 54.1 42.8
    Apr 72.3 57.4 45.3
    May 79.3 64.9 52.2
    Jun 88.2 73.7 60.2
    Jul 93.9 79.9 67.1
    Aug 93.9 79.4 66.8
    Sep 89.5 75 62.9
    Oct 77.6 63.8 53.1
    Nov 65.4 53.3 44
    Dec 56.3 45.3 36.8

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 14.5 8.2 3.4
    Feb 16.2 9.5 4.2
    Mar 20.1 12.3 6
    Apr 22.4 14.1 7.4
    May 26.3 18.3 11.2
    Jun 31.2 23.2 15.7
    Jul 34.4 26.6 19.5
    Aug 34.4 26.3 19.3
    Sep 31.9 23.9 17.2
    Oct 25.3 17.7 11.7
    Nov 18.6 11.8 6.7
    Dec 13.5 7.4 2.7

     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Bakersfield are December, February, and then January. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid-June. For example, on the week of June 18th there are only 0 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid-December with an average of 2.4 days with 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.

    Chance of Precipitation

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

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    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

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    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 17.1 0 0.04
    Feb 24.3 0 0.04
    Mar 12.9 0 0.03
    Apr 14.3 0 0.02
    May 8.6 0 0.01
    Jun 1.4 0 0
    Jul 2.9 0 0.01
    Aug 1.4 0 0
    Sep 2.9 0 0
    Oct 8.6 0 0.01
    Nov 15.7 0 0.02
    Dec 25.7 0 0.05

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 17.1 0 0.1
    Feb 24.3 0 0.1
    Mar 12.9 0 0.08
    Apr 14.3 0 0.05
    May 8.6 0 0.03
    Jun 1.4 0 0
    Jul 2.9 0 0.03
    Aug 1.4 0 0
    Sep 2.9 0 0
    Oct 8.6 0 0.03
    Nov 15.7 0 0.05
    Dec 25.7 0 0.13

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Bakersfield has far below average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is August (19.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (52.2%).

    Wind in Bakersfield is usually moderate. The windiest month is May, followed by April and June. May’s average wind speed of around 9.4 knots (10.8 MPH or 17.4 KPH) is considered “gentle 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 19.8 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

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    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 8 a gentle breeze 15.2 a moderate breeze
    Feb 7.9 a gentle breeze 16 a moderate breeze
    Mar 8.5 a gentle breeze 16.8 a moderate breeze
    Apr 9.3 a gentle breeze 18.7 a fresh breeze
    May 9.4 a gentle breeze 18 a moderate breeze
    Jun 9 a gentle breeze 16.8 a moderate breeze
    Jul 7.9 a gentle breeze 14.8 a moderate breeze
    Aug 7.6 a gentle breeze 14.5 a moderate breeze
    Sep 7.1 a gentle breeze 14 a moderate breeze
    Oct 7.5 a gentle breeze 15.1 a moderate breeze
    Nov 7.6 a gentle breeze 14.8 a moderate breeze
    Dec 7.6 a gentle breeze 15.2 a moderate breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 46
    Feb 48.5
    Mar 41
    Apr 37.1
    May 29.8
    Jun 23.7
    Jul 22.1
    Aug 19.9
    Sep 24.2
    Oct 34
    Nov 43.7
    Dec 52.2

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Bakersfield?

    As of 6/22/2017 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 (USA) 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. 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 60.9°F (16.1°C) and 44.6°F (7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. Spring is busy 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 moderate precipitation with 0 to 1 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 68.1°F (20.1°C) and 45°F (7.2°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a small amount: 1 to 5 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably 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 46.3°F (7.9°C) and 39.8°F (4.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a noticeable amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.