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Best time to visit Bodega Bay, CA, USA

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The best time to visit Bodega Bay is March-May

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, March-May is the best time to go to Bodega Bay.

The very hottest temperatures in Bodega Bay get to around 25℃ (76℉) in the height of summer. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 5℃ (41℉) at night.

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Bodega Bay, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around July. On average it rains the most days in February, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Bodega Bay, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

September

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

July

Bodega Bay seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Bodega Bay as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Bodega Bay 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 Bodega Bay

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 Bodega Bay 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.

Bodega Bay 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 Bodega Bay 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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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Bodega Bay in January

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 83mm (3") over 11 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Bodega Bay in February

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 111mm (4") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Bodega Bay in March

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 86mm (3") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Bodega Bay in April

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bodega Bay in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bodega Bay in May

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 5 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bodega Bay in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bodega Bay in June

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 3 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Bodega Bay in July

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bodega Bay in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Bodega Bay in August

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bodega Bay in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Bodega Bay in September

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bodega Bay in September, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.

Bodega Bay in October

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bodega Bay in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bodega Bay in November

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Bodega Bay in December

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 90mm (4") over 12 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bodega Bay in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Bodega Bay is usually September, where temperatures tend to rise to around 22℃ (72℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Bodega Bay 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 Bodega Bay is generally around February, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of February too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Bodega Bay, 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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