Weather & Climate
What is your favorite climate?
Great news! No matter what you prefer — from warm sunny days, to winter snow, to moderate coastal temperatures — you’ll find the perfect weather & climate to enhance your experience while studying in California.
Here are some general climate guidelines.
The ocean helps to moderate temperatures, keeping them generally consistent throughout the year. Fog can be common especially in the mornings, and San Francisco is actually foggiest in the summer!
These areas typically have a Mediterranean climate, with slightly rainy winters and dry summers. They also have warmer average temperatures than central and northern areas.
This region generally has a moderately oceanic climate and typically receives higher annual rainfall amounts than southern portions of the state. Areas further inland have more Continental climates, becoming more arid with hot summers and cold winters.