The best times to visit Bakersfield for ideal weather are
April 30th to June 10th
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
Weather in Bakersfield
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)
Bakersfield Temperatures (Celsius)
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)
Bakersfield Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bakersfield (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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
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.