Average Sunshine in California for October





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 October
City Sunny
Days
Partly Sunny
Days
Total Days
With Sun
Bakersfield 19 7 26
Bishop 20 7 27
Blue Canyon 17 6 23
Eureka 8 9 17
Fresno 20 6 26
Long Beach 13 11 24
Los Angeles Airport 13 10 23
Los Angeles Downtown 16 9 25
Mount Shasta 14 7 21
Redding 18 7 25
Sacramento 19 6 25
San Diego 14 10 24
San Francisco Airport 16 9 25
Santa Maria 17 9 26
Stockton 19 6 25

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 October
City % Sun
Eureka 50
Fresno 88
Los Angeles Downtown 73
Redding 92
Sacramento 86
San Diego 68
San Francisco Downtown 70
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. Comparative Climatic Data.

California Sunshine
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