Sacramento Temperatures: Averages by Month





The numbers here tell you how hot and cold the weather usually is in Sacramento, California during each month of the year.

The average high and low temperatures are listed below for the city, in both degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius.

Maximums and minimums are only part of the temperature picture. To fill in the rest, there's information on how many days a month get above or below a given temperature.

To find out how often it rises over 80, 90 or 100 °F monthly and annually in Sacramento, scroll down farther. There are also counts of nights with cold weather.

All the numbers are averages, based on climate data gathered from 1981 to 2010.

Average Sacramento temperatures
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
54 39 January 12 4
60 41 February 16 5
65 44 March 18 7
71 46 April 22 8
80 51 May 27 11
87 56 June 31 13
92 58 July 33 15
91 58 August 33 14
87 56 September 31 13
78 50 October 25 10
64 43 November 18 6
54 38 December 12 4
74 48 Year 23 9

Days of Hot Weather in Sacramento

Sacramento averages 11 days a year of 100-degree-Fahrenheit weather, with nearly half of those hot days occurring in July. Even so, the temperature here can climb into the 100s anytime from late spring until early fall.

Days per month in Sacramento of at least 80, 90 or 100 °F
  80 °F
27 °C
90 °F
32 °C
100 °F
38 °C
January 0 0 0
February 0 0 0
March 1 0 0
April 5 0 0
May 15 5 0
June 24 11 2
July 30 19 5
August 29 18 3
September 24 12 1
October 12 2 0
November 0 0 0
December 0 0 0
Year 140 66 11

How Often Sacramento Has Cold Temperatures

Sacramento gets a few chilly nights during winter. Temperatures drop to freezing 13 times a year on average, mainly in December and January. About once a decade, the thermometer plummets to 20 °F (-8 °C) or less.

Regardless of how cold it gets at night, Sacramento can always count on the days warming up to above freezing.

Days per month on average in Sacramento when the minimum temperature drops to 32 or 40 °F or below
  32 °F
0 °C
40 °F
4 °C
January 5 18
February 2 12
March 0 7
April 0 3
May 0 0
June 0 0
July 0 0
August 0 0
September 0 0
October 0 1
November 1 10
December 5 19
Year 13 70
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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