The best times to visit Northern Interior California for ideal weather are
April 16th to June 24th
September 3rd 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.
Northern Interior California Travel Guide
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Weather in Northern Interior California
Average temperatures in Northern Interior California vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 37th 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 Northern Interior California, 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 102.4°F (39.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.9°F (19.4°C) at night.
Northern Interior California Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Northern Interior California 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.
Northern Interior California Perceived Temperature (F)
Northern Interior California Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Northern Interior California 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 significant precipitation in Northern Interior California are August, July, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early July. For example, on the week of July 2nd 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 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 17th.
When can you find snow in Northern Interior California? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to early December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Northern Interior California is often around around December 3rd when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Northern Interior California.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Northern Interior California (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
Northern Interior California has some humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (22% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (61.7%).
Wind in Northern Interior California is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by March and May. June’s average wind speed of around 5.7 knots (6.6 MPH or 10.6 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 late March where average top sustained speeds reach 14.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Northern Interior California.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||4||Light breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.2||Light breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Mar||5.6||Light breeze||13.5||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.2||Light breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|May||5.5||Light breeze||13||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.7||Light breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||4.6||Light breeze||12.4||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.2||Light breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||3.9||Barely noticeable||11.4||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.2||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Nov||3.8||Barely noticeable||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4.4||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Northern Interior California?
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 Northern Interior California, the United States 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 Northern Interior California in December. 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 Northern Interior California Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 87.5°F (30.8°C) and 63.6°F (17.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 6 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 0 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Northern Interior California, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 97.9°F (36.6°C) and 63°F (17.2°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 5 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 Northern Interior California to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 64.7°F (18.2°C) and 55.7°F (13.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.