Average Rainfall at California Beaches in January





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall during January 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

January averages for total rainfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
Imperial Beach 1.8 45
5 Laguna Beach 2.9 72
6 Newport Beach 2.1 53
6 Oceanside 2.0 51
7 San Diego 2.0 50
Santa Catalina Island 2.8 72

Los Angeles Area

Average monthly precipitation in January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
6 Long Beach 2.6 66
6 Oxnard 3.5 89
6 Santa Monica 2.8 72

Central California Coast

Total rainfall averages for January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Big Sur State Park 9.2 234
7 Lompoc 3.3 85
12 Monterey 3.8 96
8 Morro Bay 3.6 91
8 Pismo Beach 3.0 77
9 Salinas 2.6 66
7 Santa Barbara 4.4 111

San Francisco Area

Average amount of rain in January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
14 Half Moon Bay 5.5 140
10 Pacifica 6.2 157
11 San Francisco, Fort Funston 4.2 106
12 San Gregorio 5.8 147
11 Santa Cruz 6.3 160

Northern California Coast

Rainy weather during January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
Crescent City 10.4 264
17 Eureka 6.5 165
15 Fort Bragg 7.5 191
Fort Ross State Park 7.2 184
18 Klamath 12.2 309
14 Shelter Cove 10.0 255
Reference

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

California Beaches Rainfall
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