The best times to visit Salinas for ideal weather are

April 9th 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.

 

 


Other Salinas Travel Info

Weather in Salinas

Temperature

Average temperatures in Salinas 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 68th 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 Salinas, 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 78.2°F (25.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56°F (13.3°C) at night.

Salinas Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Salinas 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.

Salinas Perceived Temperature (F)

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Salinas Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Salinas 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan67.55241.6
Feb65.952.642.7
Mar69.255.546
Apr69.456.647.4
May69.358.450.7
Jun70.760.152.9
Jul71.962.256.2
Aug72.762.556.3
Sep75.963.154.9
Oct76.261.451.8
Nov69.255.445.7
Dec63.250.741.3

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan19.711.15.3
Feb18.811.45.9
Mar20.713.17.8
Apr20.813.78.6
May20.714.710.4
Jun21.515.611.6
Jul22.216.813.4
Aug22.616.913.5
Sep24.417.312.7
Oct24.616.311
Nov20.7137.6
Dec17.310.45.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Salinas are July, August, 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 to mid January. For example, on the week of January 8th 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 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 17th.

When can you find snow in Salinas? 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 Salinas.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan7%00.9
Feb13%01.4
Mar13%01.9
Apr8%00.8
May3%00.2
Jun3%00.1
Jul0%00
Aug0%00
Sep0%00
Oct6%00.5
Nov14%01.7
Dec17%02.8

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan702.3
Feb1303.6
Mar1304.8
Apr802
May300.5
Jun300.3
Jul000
Aug000
Sep000
Oct601.3
Nov1404.3
Dec1707.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Salinas has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (55.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (68.6%).

Wind in Salinas is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by June and July. May’s average wind speed of around 8.1 knots (9.3 MPH or 14.9 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early June where average top sustained speeds reach 15.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan5.5Light breeze13.1Significant breeze
Feb5.8Light breeze13.8Significant breeze
Mar6.3Light breeze14.3Significant breeze
Apr6.9Light breeze14.8Significant breeze
May8.1Gentle breeze15Significant breeze
Jun7.8Gentle breeze14.6Significant breeze
Jul7Gentle breeze14.1Significant breeze
Aug6.5Light breeze13.5Significant breeze
Sep5.8Light breeze13.2Significant breeze
Oct5.4Light breeze13Significant breeze
Nov5.4Light breeze13Significant breeze
Dec6Light breeze13.5Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan55.8%
Feb60.6%
Mar60.7%
Apr57.9%
May57.7%
Jun64.2%
Jul68%
Aug68.6%
Sep64.4%
Oct61.1%
Nov59.5%
Dec62.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Salinas?

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 Salinas, CA, US is July, followed by August and May. 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 Salinas in September. 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 34.1 in September means 34.1% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Salinas Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 74.5°F (23.6°C) and 66°F (18.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 4 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 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Salinas, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 78.2°F (25.7°C) and 66.7°F (19.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 4 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 Salinas to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 70.5°F (21.4°C) and 61.8°F (16.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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