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The weather in Monterey County varies significantly depending upon the time of year, the time of day and the area visited.

The coast is consistently mild, with an average temperature of 57 degrees F. year-round. Warm clear days and cool nights characterize the spring and autumn months, with a distinct rainy season between November and April. Summer tends to bring fog, especially early and late in the day. Inland temperatures tend to be more extreme with higher temperatures in the summer.

Early autumn is the coast's sunniest time of year, but inland areas are much sunnier throughout the year. Sunscreen is a wise precaution especially inland, but also throughout the county year-round.

Dressing in layers is advised since the variations in climate are so great. Generally, light- to medium-weight clothing is appropriate, but jackets and raincoats are a good idea in winter.


MONTH COASTAL TEMPERATURES
(degrees F)
COASTAL RAINFALL
(inches)
Average
Maximum
Average
Minimum
Mean Average Rain Days*
Jan 60.1 43.1 51.6 4.00 10
Feb 61.8 44.6 53.2 2.81 9
Mar 61.6 44.5 53.1 3.16 9
Apr 63.0 45.3 54.2 1.72 6
May 64.3 47.6 56.0 .40 4
Jun 66.9 50.0 58.5 .20 3
Jul 68.0 51.4 59.7 .08 2
Aug 69.0 52.4 60.8 .12 2
Sep 72.3 52.9 62.6 .32 2
Oct 70.4 50.8 60.6 .86 4
Nov 65.3 47.0 56.1 2.65 7
Dec 61.1 43.7 52.4 2.97 9
ANNUAL AVERAGE 65.3 47.8 56.6 TOTAL
19.29
TOTAL
67
*Rain days = average number of days with rainfall .01" or greater





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