Long Beach Weather, When to Go and Climate Information

(Long Beach, California - CA, USA)

The popular Californian coastal resort of Long Beach is said to exhibit two main climate characteristics, enjoying a mixture of Mediterranean weather and semi-arid qualities. Sunshine is certainly in plentiful supply in this city, as is the case throughout Southern California, and temperatures remain warm to hot all through the year.

Long Beach sits next to the North Pacific Ocean and temperature extremes are a little more prevalent along the oceanfront itself, rather than inland, within the city centre.

The summer climate enjoys average highs in the late 20s, with the hottest sunshine resulting in temperatures rising above 30°C / 86°F. July and August are reliably the hottest months of the year, although both September and October also enjoy balmy weather, and even in November, temperatures tend to stay above 20°C / 68°F.

Seasonal Climate Variations / When to Go

Although the summers in Long Beach can be hot and sunny, they can also experience foggy weather, caused by low clouds and the city's proximity to the ocean. This means that some mornings are quite overcast and devoid of blue skies, until the midday sun arrives to burn off the fog and shine down on the city once more.

Even during the hottest summer climate, the city's temperatures rarely feel oppressive, thanks to a cooling, refreshing sea breeze. A general lack of humidity also makes any potential heat wave easier to tolerate.

As is common with so many towns and cities in Southern California, Long Beach experiences its highest levels of rainfall during the winter months. January and February see roughly 6.3 cm / 2.5 inches to 7.6 cm / 3 inches of rain each month, compared to the rather dry months of July and August, which usually both come with average precipitation levels of under 0.1 cm / 0.05 inches.

Long Beach Weather and Climate Chart (Averages)



19°C / 66°F
7°C / 45°F


20°C / 68°F
8°C / 46°F


20°C / 68°F
9°C / 48°F


22°C / 72°F
11°C / 52°F


23°C / 73°F
14°C / 57°F


25°C / 77°F
15°C / 59°F


28°C / 82°F
17°C / 63°F


29°C / 84°F
18°C / 64°F


28°C / 82°F
17°C / 63°F


26°C / 79°F
14°C / 57°F


22°C / 72°F
10°C / 50°F


19°C / 66°F
7°C / 45°F