When is the best time to go to Bakersfield?

When is the best time to go to Bakersfield? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Bakersfield are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, the warmest months are July, August and September
  • Bakersfield has dry periods in June, July, August and September
  • December is the coldest month of the year

Annual weather in Bakersfield

For full information about the climate and weather in Bakersfield a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 45°F/63°F
February 45°F/65°F
March 50°F/68°F
April 58°F/74°F
May 65°F/81°F
June 74°F/92°F
July 79°F/99°F
August 77°F/99°F
September 72°F/94°F
October 61°F/81°F
November 50°F/70°F
December 43°F/61°F

Weather and climate in Bakersfield

Bakersfield enjoys a steppe (or semi-arid) climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Bakersfield is 79°F (ranging from 61°F in december to 99°F in july). Annual rainfall is 13.2in, with a minimum of 0.1in in june and a maximum of 2.5in in december.
  • In the month of january the climate is passable, but still OK. The temperature rises to 63°F and it rains about 2.3in each month.
  • Between february and march the climate is beautiful. At lunchtime, it's 68°F in average and it rains about 2.1in each month.
  • Between the months of april and june the climate is perfect. the thermometer goes up to 92°F°C and, in june, 0 days of rain are expected.
  • Between july and august the climate is good. the thermometer goes up to 99°F°C and, in august, 0 days of rain are expected.
  • Between the months of september and october the climate is perfect. The record temperature this month is 101°F and you can expect to have 0.6in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In november the climate is beautiful. By early evening, the temperature averages 52°F.
  • In the month of december the climate is okay. It is for example 61°F as maximum temperature in december and it rains about 2.5in each month.

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Bakersfield

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Bakersfield: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Bakersfield

Find out when Bakersfield has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Bakersfield

  • Very low season in Bakersfield
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February and November.
  • Low season in Bakersfield
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: March.
  • High season in Bakersfield
    The number of visitors to Bakersfield is high in: April, June, October and December.
  • Peek season in Bakersfield
    The largest number of tourists visiting Bakersfield is during: May, July, August and September.

Figure: Visitor index for Bakersfield month by month

Best time for low prices in Bakersfield

Average prices of hotels in Bakersfield month by month

Generally, December is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Bakersfield. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, February is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price of hiring a car in Bakersfield

On average, it costs $ 41 per day to hire a car in Bakersfield. This price varies by $ 12 depending on the month. In march, hiring a car costs an average of $ 38 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in july is $ 49.

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