Average Yearly Rainfall at California Beaches





The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall at beaches, cities and parks along the Pacific Ocean 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 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

Average annual total rainfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
31 Laguna Beach 12.7 322
35 Newport Beach  9.4 240
34 Oceanside  10.3 261
40 San Diego 9.8 249
62 Santa Catalina Island 12.8 324

Los Angeles Area

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
35 Long Beach  12.0 305
44 Oxnard 12.9 328
33 Point Mugu 12.5 318
34 Santa Monica 12.2 309
65 Big Sur State Park 44.5 1131

Central California Coast

Total rainfall averages
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
47 Lompoc 15.4 391
72 Monterey 17.1 435
42 Morro Bay  17.0 432
57 Pismo Beach 17.9 454
56 Salinas  12.6 320
41 Santa Barbara 19.0 482

San Francisco Area

Average amount of rain in a year
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
90 Bodega Bay 28.9 734
116 Half Moon Bay 26.0 661
66 San Francisco, Fort Funston 20.6 524
96 San Gregorio  30.4 772
65 Santa Cruz 30.6 778

Northern California Coast

Yearly rainy weather
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
141 Crescent City  58.0 1473
128 Eureka  40.4 1026
111 Fort Bragg  43.2 1096
128 Klamath 78.9 2004
Reference

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

California Beaches Rainfall
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