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. There is also a count of the number of days with wet weather, when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The rainfall totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

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
6 Laguna Beach 2.8 71
6 Newport Beach  2.2 56
6 Oceanside  2.2 56
7 San Diego 2.0 50
7 Santa Catalina Island 3.0 77

Los Angeles Area

Average monthly precipitation in January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
6 Long Beach  2.9 73
6 Oxnard 2.9 74
6 Point Mugu 2.4 60
7 Santa Monica 3.1 78
11 Big Sur State Park 9.5 241

Central California Coast

Total rainfall averages for January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
8 Lompoc 3.3 84
11 Monterey 3.5 88
7 Morro Bay  3.6 92
10 Pismo Beach 3.5 88
9 Salinas  2.6 67
7 Santa Barbara 4.4 113

San Francisco Area

Average amount of rain in January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Bodega Bay 5.3 135
14 Half Moon Bay 5.1 129
11 San Francisco, Fort Funston 3.9 100
14 San Gregorio  5.8 147
11 Santa Cruz 6.4 163

Northern California Coast

Rainy weather during January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
17 Crescent City  9.4 239
17 Eureka  6.7 169
16 Fort Bragg  7.7 195
18 Klamath 13.4 340
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

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