Orange County Weather

Orange County Weather


The Mediterranean climate of Southern California is notorious for warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The Pacific Ocean has the greatest influence on regulating temperatures along the coast, resulting in cooler summers and warmer winters when compared to inland conditions. Orange County boasts an annual average temperature of 73 degrees and 328 days of sunshine, making any season a good time to visit.

Wildfires in Southern California have become an annual expectation, and Orange County is no exception. The areas directly affected by wildfire are located in the east along the urban-wildland interface, which is where development are in direct or near proximity to chaparral open space. Thus, wildfires are a relatively recent problem to people due to urban encroachment. Fire events typically occur in the fall, where weather conditions are windy, hot and dry. It is important to note that although human-chaparral relationships have been strained, we depend on this ecosystem to maintain healthy watersheds, reduce sedimentation, and is home native plant and animal species.





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