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Best time to visit Bakersfield, CA, USA

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The best time to visit Bakersfield is March

Bakersfield can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, March is the best time to go.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Bakersfield can rise to a maximum of 38℃ (101℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to 2℃ (36℉) around December.

The days are longest in Bakersfield in July, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. The wet season in Bakersfield usually falls during the months surrounding December each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to Bakersfield, including detailed weather information and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

July

Bakersfield seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Bakersfield as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Bakersfield is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Bakersfield

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Bakersfield for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Bakersfield climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Bakersfield for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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OCT
NOV
DEC

Bakersfield in January

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 7 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bakersfield in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bakersfield in February

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 7 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bakersfield in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bakersfield in March

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 9 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bakersfield in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bakersfield in April

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 52%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bakersfield in April, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Bakersfield in May

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 44%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 4 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bakersfield in May, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Bakersfield in June

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 36%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bakersfield in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bakersfield in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 31%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 2 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bakersfield in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings, and t-shirts and sun protection for the daytime.


Bakersfield in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (95℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 29%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bakersfield in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings, and t-shirts and sun protection for the daytime.


Bakersfield in September

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 33%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bakersfield in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Bakersfield in October

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bakersfield in October, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bakersfield in November

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 4 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bakersfield in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bakersfield in December

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 7 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bakersfield in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Bakersfield is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 36℃ (96℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Bakersfield is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Bakersfield is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Bakersfield, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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