The best times to visit Malibu for ideal weather are

April 16th to November 18th

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 Malibu

Temperature

Average temperatures in Malibu vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 78th 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 Malibu, the hottest months are September, August, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late August to early September where highs are regularly around 76.1°F (24.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.5°F (14.7°C) at night.

Malibu Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Malibu 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.

Malibu Perceived Temperature (F)

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Malibu Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Malibu 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 68 56.3 46.4
Feb 65 54.9 45.2
Mar 66.7 56.6 47.2
Apr 67.2 57.5 48
May 68.1 59.9 52
Jun 69.5 62.4 55.9
Jul 72.5 65.1 58.7
Aug 73.9 65.6 58.5
Sep 74.8 65.8 57.7
Oct 74.4 63.9 54.4
Nov 70.7 59.2 48.8
Dec 65.4 54.3 44.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 20 13.5 8
Feb 18.3 12.7 7.3
Mar 19.3 13.7 8.4
Apr 19.6 14.2 8.9
May 20.1 15.5 11.1
Jun 20.8 16.9 13.3
Jul 22.5 18.4 14.8
Aug 23.3 18.7 14.7
Sep 23.8 18.8 14.3
Oct 23.6 17.7 12.4
Nov 21.5 15.1 9.3
Dec 18.6 12.4 6.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Malibu are June, August, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st 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 Malibu? 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 Malibu.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Malibu (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 4% 0 0.7
Feb 5% 0 0.5
Mar 3% 0 0.5
Apr 1% 0 0.1
May 1% 0 0.2
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 1% 0 0.1
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 1% 0 0.1
Oct 3% 0 0.2
Nov 3% 0 0.2
Dec 6% 0 0.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 4 0 1.8
Feb 5 0 1.3
Mar 3 0 1.3
Apr 1 0 0.3
May 1 0 0.5
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 1 0 0.3
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 1 0 0.3
Oct 3 0 0.5
Nov 3 0 0.5
Dec 6 0 2

 

Humidity and Wind

Malibu has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (51.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (75.6%).

Wind in Malibu is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by April and May. January’s average wind speed of around 6.9 knots (7.9 MPH or 12.7 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 15.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 6.9 Light breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Feb 6.1 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Mar 6 Light breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Apr 6.8 Light breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
May 6.4 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Jun 5.7 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Jul 5.5 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Aug 5.2 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Sep 4.8 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Oct 5.3 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Nov 5.8 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Dec 6 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 51.9%
Feb 64.7%
Mar 66.5%
Apr 67.3%
May 69.1%
Jun 74.4%
Jul 75.6%
Aug 75.2%
Sep 74.8%
Oct 67.7%
Nov 58.4%
Dec 58.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Malibu?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 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. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Malibu, CA, US is July, followed by June and August. 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 Malibu in November. 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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 33.6 in November means 33.6% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Malibu Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 69.6°F (20.9°C) and 65.3°F (18.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Malibu, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 75.9°F (24.4°C) and 68.7°F (20.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 days per month. Tourism is the slowest 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 Malibu to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 70.6°F (21.4°C) and 63.6°F (17.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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