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The climate of Big Sur (California - United States of America)
Big Sur is a region in central California. The name Big Sur was derived from the Spanish ‘el sur grande’ which means ‘the big south’. Big Sur was originally home to the Ohlone, Esselen and Salinan Indians. Nowadays the rich and famous live here. The average price for a house is 2 million dollars. In this region Los Padres National Forest can be found. The largest part of this nature reserve can be visited free of charge. Because of the many differences in terrain several micro climates can be found in this region and it is well-nigh impossible to give an overall picture of the weather. In general, the climate is mild all year round. Summer and fall are dry and warm, winters are cold and wet. Along the coast temperatures do not fluctuate much. Further into the interior where the climate is not influenced by the ocean temperatures vary more. State Park gets about 42 centimeters (16.5 inches) of annual precipitation. State Park has about 62 rainy days per year. The wettest year was s1983 with 88.85 centimeters (35 inches) of precipitation. The driest year was 1990 with 17.9 centimeters (7 inches) of precipitation. Snowfall has never been recorded along the coastline of Big Sur. However, in the higher regions of the Santa Lucia Mountains snowfall is not uncommon during the winter. During the winter high precipitation figures may cause mudslides causing roads to flood. Just like the central and northern coastal regions Big Sur is often shrouded in mist during the summer. This is caused by a large high pressure are forming over the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean.


Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Big Sur:

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 14 2 6 8 13
February 15 3 7 8 13
March 14 3 9 9 12
April 16 4 10 5 12
May 18 6 11 2 12
June 21 8 11 1 13
July 23 9 10 1 14
August 23 10 10 1 15
September 23 9 9 2 15
October 21 7 8 3 15
November 16 4 6 7 14
December 14 2 5 8 13
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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