Average Rainfall at California Beaches in December





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall during December at beaches, cities and parks along the Pacific Ocean in California.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month. Most sites also have information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The rainfall totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Southern Coast, Los Angeles Area, Central Coast, San Francisco Area and Northern Coast.

Southern California Coast

December averages for total rainfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
Imperial Beach 1.6 41
5 Laguna Beach 2.4 60
5 Newport Beach 1.8 46
5 Oceanside 1.6 40
6 San Diego 1.5 39
Santa Catalina Island 2.5 62

Los Angeles Area

Average monthly precipitation in December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
5 Long Beach 2.0 50
4 Oxnard 2.5 64
4 Santa Monica 1.9 48

Central California Coast

Total rainfall averages for December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Big Sur State Park 8.6 219
7 Lompoc 2.6 65
11 Monterey 2.6 66
7 Morro Bay 2.7 69
7 Pismo Beach 2.7 69
9 Salinas 1.9 49
6 Santa Barbara 3.0 77

San Francisco Area

Average amount of rain in December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
13 Half Moon Bay 5.3 134
10 Pacifica 6.2 157
12 San Francisco, Fort Funston 4.0 101
12 San Gregorio 5.5 141
11 Santa Cruz 5.7 144

Northern California Coast

Rainy weather during December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
Crescent City 11.3 286
18 Eureka 8.1 206
16 Fort Bragg 8.5 215
Fort Ross State Park 8.4 213
17 Klamath 15.7 399
15 Shelter Cove 12.7 323
Reference

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

California Beaches Rainfall
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