Average Annual Precipitation for Cities in California





The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall at cities in California.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives in a year. 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 annual precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

The cities are sorted into separate tables for Southern California and Northern California.

Northern California

Annual rainfall averages
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
50 Antioch 12.6 320
67 Berkeley 26.1 663
79 Clearlake 29.9 758
56 Concord 17.7 451
63 Davis 19.2 487
128 Eureka 40.4 1026
59 Fairfield 24.5 623
60 Fremont 15.9 405
47 Fresno 11.0 279
82 Grass Valley 53.2 1351
60 Hayward 16.0 406
59 Livermore 14.6 371
39 Madera 11.3 286
52 Merced 12.5 318
53 Modesto 12.3 312
68 Napa 26.7 677
60 Newark 14.4 365
63 Oakland 22.6 574
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
56 Palo Alto 15.1 384
70 Petaluma 25.6 649
49 Porterville 11.0 279
68 Red Bluff 23.1 587
81 Redding 33.5 851
55 Redwood City 19.0 483
58 Richmond 24.4 620
61 Sacramento 19.2 488
71 San Francisco 22.9 581
59 San Jose 13.5 342
69 San Rafael 34.5 875
81 Santa Rosa 31.5 801
64 Sonora 32.8 833
58 Stockton 17.3 439
61 Tracy 12.4 314
57 Turlock 12.4 315
77 Ukiah 38.9 988
62 Vacaville 25.6 650
64 Watsonville 22.7 576
56 Woodland 20.5 521
63 Yuba City 20.1 510

Southern California

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
35 Anaheim 13.5 343
38 Bakersfield 6.4 162
35 Burbank 16.5 419
33 Chula Vista 9.2 234
13 El Centro 2.5 64
41 Escondido 14.5 369
38 Fullerton 11.9 301
42 Hanford 8.5 216
25 Irvine 13.1 332
28 Lancaster 6.8 173
35 Long Beach 12.0 305
34 Los Angeles 14.3 362
34 Oceanside 10.3 261
36 Ontario 11.6 296
44 Oxnard 12.9 328
27 Palmdale 7.3 186
43 Pasadena 20.1 510
31 Pomona 14.5 368
35 Riverside 9.4 239
56 Salinas 12.6 320
40 San Diego 9.8 249
52 San Luis Obispo 22.4 569
35 Santa Ana 12.5 319
41 Santa Barbara 19.0 482
65 Santa Cruz 30.6 778
34 Torrance 13.6 346
25 Victorville 5.6 141
40 Visalia 10.3 262
Reference

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

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