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Best time to visit Sacramento, CA, USA

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The best time to visit Sacramento is September-October

If you’re looking to travel to Sacramento for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Sacramento is September-October due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 35℃ (94℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 37℃ (98℉) on the hottest days of the year. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Sacramento is around 2℃ (36℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Sacramento in July, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. On average it rains the most days in March, 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.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to visit Sacramento, including a monthly climate breakdown, what to pack, and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

July

Sacramento seasons

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

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 Sacramento 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.

Sacramento 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 Sacramento 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

Sacramento in January

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Sacramento in February

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Sacramento in March

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 12 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Sacramento in April

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Sacramento in May

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 5 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Sacramento in June

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 48%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 1 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


Sacramento in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (94℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 46%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


Sacramento in August

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • 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 Sacramento 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.


Sacramento in September

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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

Sacramento in October

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Sacramento in November

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 7 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Sacramento in December

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 9 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Sacramento is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 35℃ (94℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Sacramento 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 Sacramento is generally around March, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of March too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Sacramento, 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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