The best times to visit Tehachapi for ideal weather are

May 28th to October 28th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Tehachapi Travel Info

Weather in Tehachapi

Temperature

Average temperatures in Tehachapi vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 58th 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 Tehachapi, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 90.5°F (32.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.8°F (18.8°C) at night.

Tehachapi Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Tehachapi 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.

Tehachapi Perceived Temperature (F)

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Tehachapi Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Tehachapi 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)
Jan54.544.837.9
Feb55.144.637.2
Mar61.448.739.7
Apr65.451.341
May72.258.447.6
Jun81.867.956.3
Jul88.274.663.5
Aug8974.964.2
Sep84.870.860.7
Oct72.659.951
Nov6150.443
Dec5242.335.5

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan12.57.13.3
Feb12.872.9
Mar16.39.34.3
Apr18.610.75
May22.314.78.7
Jun27.719.913.5
Jul31.223.717.5
Aug31.723.817.9
Sep29.321.615.9
Oct22.615.510.6
Nov16.110.26.1
Dec11.15.71.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Tehachapi are June, 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 May. For example, on the week of April 30th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.

When can you find snow in Tehachapi? 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 Tehachapi.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan11%01.7
Feb10%01.2
Mar4%01.2
Apr5%00.5
May2%00.2
Jun0%00
Jul2%00.4
Aug0%00
Sep1%00.2
Oct4%00.6
Nov4%00.7
Dec11%01.9

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan1104.3
Feb1003
Mar403
Apr501.3
May200.5
Jun000
Jul201
Aug000
Sep100.5
Oct401.5
Nov401.8
Dec1104.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Tehachapi has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is August (19.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (45.8%).

Wind in Tehachapi is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is April, followed by May and January. April’s average wind speed of around 13 knots (15 MPH or 24.1 KPH) is considered “a moderate 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 25 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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
Jan12.5Significant breeze21.1Strong breeze
Feb11.7Significant breeze21.7Strong breeze
Mar12.4Significant breeze22.4Strong breeze
Apr13Significant breeze23.9Very strong breeze
May12.8Significant breeze22.8Strong breeze
Jun12.1Significant breeze20.8Strong breeze
Jul10.1Gentle breeze17.6Strong breeze
Aug10Gentle breeze17.5Strong breeze
Sep9.6Gentle breeze16.9Strong breeze
Oct10.9Gentle breeze19.5Strong breeze
Nov11.8Significant breeze20.2Strong breeze
Dec11.9Significant breeze21.3Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan34%
Feb45.8%
Mar41.7%
Apr41.2%
May34.9%
Jun26.1%
Jul22.7%
Aug19.1%
Sep23.1%
Oct32.5%
Nov35.8%
Dec44.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Tehachapi?

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 Tehachapi, CA, US is February, followed by July and June. 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 Tehachapi in January. 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 56.8 in January means 56.8% of the tourists vs. February.

 

 

Overall Tehachapi Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 77.1°F (25.1°C) and 54.5°F (12.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 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 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Tehachapi, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.8°F (31°C) and 57.5°F (14.2°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 fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Tehachapi to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 58°F (14.4°C) and 49.7°F (9.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 3 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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