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Best time to visit Malibu, CA, USA

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The best time to visit Malibu is September

Malibu is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, September is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Malibu can reach a maximum of 31℃ (88℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to 7℃ (44℉) around December.

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Malibu, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around July. The wet season in Malibu usually falls during the months surrounding January 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.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to visit Malibu, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

July

Malibu seasons

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

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 Malibu 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.

Malibu 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 Malibu 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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FEB
MAR
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MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Malibu in January

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Malibu in February

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 6 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Malibu in March

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (1") over 8 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Malibu in April

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Malibu in May

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Malibu in June

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Malibu in July

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 4 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Malibu in August

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 2 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Malibu in September

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 3 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malibu 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.

Malibu in October

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malibu 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.


Malibu in November

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 4 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Malibu in December

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 6 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Malibu is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 26℃ (79℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Malibu is generally around June. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in June first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Malibu is generally around January, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of January too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Malibu, 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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