The climate of Long Beach (California
- United States of America)
Long Beach is located in the southern part of California on the
Pacific Ocean in Los Angeles County. Long Beach is one of the world’s
busiest seaports and one of the most important ports in America. This
region was originally home to the Tongva Indians who lived here till
the beginning of the 19th century. A tropical storm made landfall here
once in the twentieth century and was named Long Beach Tropical Storm.
This storm caused a large amount of damage in Long Beach and in
several places located further into the interior. Sadly, this storm
also caused a few casualties. Because of the influence of the Pacific
Ocean temperatures are tempered all year round. During the summer Long
Beach is often shrouded in fog which forms during the night and
dissolves during the afternoon. Because of a westerly sea wind high
temperatures and precipitation hardly ever occur at the same time.
This causes humidity figures to remain low and the many heat waves to
be bearable. The Palos Hills block the air current from east to west.
Because of this it is more difficult for rain clouds to reach Long
Beach. Because of this it is drier in Long Beach than in other places
in Los Angeles County such as Manhattan Beach and Santa Monica. Just
like in most places in California precipitation figures are highest
during the winter. Storms often are accompanied by heavy rainfall.
However, precipitation figures in Long Beach are lower than in cities
located on the San Gabriel or San Bernadino mountain ranges which are
located further into the interior. Here, rainfall is amplified by
differences in altitude in the terrain.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Long Beach:
hours of sunshine
average days with
= 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:
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