Time and Climate in San Luis Obispo, California, USA

San Luis Obispo is located in the PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) time zone, UTC/GMT -7 hours. The sunrise is at 07:14 and the sunset at 18:19 for the moment of the end of October 2018. The length of the day is 11 hours 5 minutes. Greenwich, UK is 8 hours ahead of Oklahoma City.

San Luis Obispo is located in the area of a cool Mediterranean climate, which is also known as dry summer climate and is overly characterized by rainy winters and quite dry summers.

Thus, the most precipitation takes place during the winter period, with the rain lasting for about 50 days per year. Winters are quite mild, and the temperature reaches freezing for only four days during the whole season.

Summers here are dry, sunny, and warm. There is sometimes morning fog, especially along the Pacific Coast.

The snowfall is rare in that region and, notably, was not even recorded after the record was started in 1870. Although, judging from some photos in historical archiver, the snowfall level reached 0.3 inches in 1922 and snow flurries were recorded both in 1988 and 2006.

On average, San Luis Obispo receives about 20 inches of rain per year; meanwhile, the average rainfall level across the United States is 39 inches. The wettest period usually lasts from November 19 until April 3. The driest season, in turn, continues for 7.5 months from April 3 until November 19 relatively.

Annual high temperature is 71.3 °F, and the cold temperature is about 47.3 °F.

Best time of the year to visit San Luis Obispo is, therefore, is from late June until late September. During that season, the water temperature, as well as the overall temperature, is pleasant and mild. Moreover, rains are rare during that time of the year.