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.
Oakland Travel Guide
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)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Oakland (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
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.
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||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|
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
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.