California weather

Our guide to the weather in California during February


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We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for California, covering the last 12 years up to 2024, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about California weather in February.

What's the temperature like in California during February?

The temperature reaches around 16℃ during the daytime in February, falling away to 7℃ at night. The UV index will be moderate at this time of year, so not something to worry about for the average person. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's worth wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and UV-blocking sunglasses. Remember that bright surfaces, such as water and sand increase UV exposure.

Does it rain in California during February?

On average, there will be 4 rainy days during the month, amounting to 109.5mm in total. That's a significant amount of rain. For comparison, the wettest months in the UK typically sees between 80mm and 100mm, depending on where you are. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.

Is it windy in California during February?

You're unlikely to experience any strong winds. Expect a light breeze that picks up slightly at times in February. With moderate humidity, the wind will feel chilly, so you'll want to wear layers.

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