Average Sunshine in California for August





Number of Sunny Days

In the table below, the average number of Sunny Days for a city in California is the total days this month when the sky is mostly clear. This includes the days when cloud covers up to 30% of the sky during daylight hours.

Partly Sunny Days have cloud covering from 40% to 70% of the sky during the daytime.

Total Days With Sun is a sum of the Sunny plus Partly Sunny days. The rest of the days are mainly overcast, with at least 80% cloud cover. All the numbers are annual averages, made from years of weather watching.

Days of sunshine in August
City Sunny
Days
Partly Sunny
Days
Total Days
With Sun
Bakersfield 26 4 30
Bishop 23 6 29
Blue Canyon 25 4 29
Eureka 6 11 17
Fresno 26 3 29
Long Beach 19 10 29
Los Angeles Airport 14 12 26
Los Angeles Downtown 22 7 29
Mount Shasta 24 4 28
Redding 25 5 30
Sacramento 26 4 30
San Diego 15 12 27
San Francisco Airport 19 9 28
Santa Maria 17 13 30
Stockton 26 4 30

Amount of Sun

Here's another way to look at how much sunshine a city gets. The % Sun number measures the percentage of time between sunrise and sunset that sunshine reaches the ground. Again, these amounts are monthly averages based on many years of weather observations.

Percent sunshine for August
City % Sun
Eureka 51
Fresno 96
Los Angeles Downtown 83
Redding 97
Sacramento 96
San Diego 70
San Francisco Downtown 65
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. Comparative Climatic Data.

California Sunshine
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