The best times to visit Oakland for ideal weather are

April 9th to November 25th

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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Oakland Travel Guide

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


    Average temperatures in Oakland vary very little and are temperate for about half of the year. The area is in the top 49 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 Oakland, the hottest months are September, October, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early October where highs are regularly around 54.5°F (12.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 44.3°F (6.8°C) at night.

    Oakland Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


    Oakland Temperatures (Celsius)


    “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.

    Oakland Perceived Temperature (F)


    Oakland Perceived Temperature (C)



    Average Oakland 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 58.8 51.5 46.6
    Feb 60.1 53.6 49.3
    Mar 63.1 55.9 51.5
    Apr 64.1 56.5 52.1
    May 64.5 58 54
    Jun 67.4 60.1 55.9
    Jul 67.4 61.1 57.7
    Aug 68.1 61.9 58.6
    Sep 70.9 63.2 59.1
    Oct 70.1 62.2 57.6
    Nov 63.7 57 52.4
    Dec 57.4 51.6 47.4

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 14.9 10.8 8.1
    Feb 15.6 12 9.6
    Mar 17.3 13.3 10.8
    Apr 17.8 13.6 11.2
    May 18.1 14.4 12.2
    Jun 19.7 15.6 13.3
    Jul 19.7 16.2 14.3
    Aug 20.1 16.6 14.8
    Sep 21.6 17.3 15.1
    Oct 21.2 16.8 14.2
    Nov 17.6 13.9 11.3
    Dec 14.1 10.9 8.6

    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 Oakland.

    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 28.6 0 0.05
    Feb 37.1 0 0.1
    Mar 30 0 0.07
    Apr 20 0 0.05
    May 8.6 0 0.01
    Jun 4.3 0 0.01
    Jul 1.4 0 0
    Aug 1.4 0 0
    Sep 5.7 0 0.01
    Oct 20 0 0.03
    Nov 28.6 0 0.06
    Dec 40 0 0.12

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 28.6 0 0.13
    Feb 37.1 0 0.25
    Mar 30 0 0.18
    Apr 20 0 0.13
    May 8.6 0 0.03
    Jun 4.3 0 0.03
    Jul 1.4 0 0
    Aug 1.4 0 0
    Sep 5.7 0 0.03
    Oct 20 0 0.08
    Nov 28.6 0 0.15
    Dec 40 0 0.3


    Humidity and Wind

    Oakland has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is April (59.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (69.3%).

    Wind in Oakland is usually moderate. The windiest month is May, followed by July and April. May’s average wind speed of around 6.1 knots (7 MPH or 11.3 KPH) is considered “light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late April where average top sustained speeds reach 11.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    Avg. Relative Humidity


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

    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 3.4 light air 7.4 a gentle breeze
    Feb 4.9 a light breeze 10 a gentle breeze
    Mar 5 a light breeze 10 a gentle breeze
    Apr 5.9 a light breeze 11.3 a moderate breeze
    May 6.1 a light breeze 11 a gentle breeze
    Jun 5.8 a light breeze 10.5 a gentle breeze
    Jul 6 a light breeze 9.9 a gentle breeze
    Aug 5.6 a light breeze 9.4 a gentle breeze
    Sep 4.9 a light breeze 9.3 a gentle breeze
    Oct 4.2 a light breeze 8.5 a gentle breeze
    Nov 3.8 light air 8.4 a gentle breeze
    Dec 4 a light breeze 9 a gentle breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 66.6
    Feb 68.5
    Mar 64.4
    Apr 59.9
    May 62.1
    Jun 64.2
    Jul 68.7
    Aug 69.3
    Sep 65
    Oct 61.6
    Nov 62.8
    Dec 66.4


    Is it Safe to Travel to Oakland?

    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 Oakland, CA (USA) is July, followed by June and December. 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 Oakland 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

    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 50.8 in November means 50.8% of the tourists vs. July.

    Overall Oakland Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 50.9°F (10.5°C) and 45.1°F (7.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

    Summer (June through August)

    The middle-year months have slightly cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Oakland, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 54.5°F (12.5°C) and 45.5°F (7.5°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. 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 Oakland to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 46.2°F (7.9°C) and 41.9°F (5.5°C). These times of year are busy with tourists.


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