Monthly weather forecast and climate
Big Sur, CA

What is the coldest month in Big Sur?

The coldest month is January, with an average high-temperature of 59.7°F (15.4°C) and an average low-temperature of 43°F (6.1°C).

How many days does it rain in Big Sur?

Throughout the year, in Big Sur, California, there are 66.4 rainfall days, and 43.7" (1109.5mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the wettest month in Big Sur?

January is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 10.3 days and accumulates 9.1" (231.1mm) of precipitation.

What are the months with the coldest sea water in Big Sur?

March through May, with an average sea temperature of 53.6°F (12°C), are months with the coldest seawater in Big Sur, California. At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

What is the driest month in Big Sur?

July is the month with the least rainfall. Rain falls for 0.3 days and accumulates 0" (0.8mm) of precipitation.

What is the warmest month in Big Sur?

August is the warmest month, with an average high-temperature of 77.4°F (25.2°C) and an average low-temperature of 50°F (10°C).

What are the months with the warmest sea water in Big Sur?

August through October, with an average sea temperature of 59°F (15°C), are months with the warmest seawater in Big Sur. For most, swimming in 59°F (15°C) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 69.8°F (21°C) to 59°F (15°C).
Average temperature - Big Sur, CA
Average rainfall - Big Sur, CA
Average rainfall days - Big Sur, CA

The month with the highest number of rainy days is February (11.2 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (0.3 days).

Average sea temperature - Big Sur, CA

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August, September and October (59°F).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are March, April and May (54°F).

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Big Sur, CA
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