How Often Does the Sun Shine in Redding, California?

The average annual sunshine level in Redding, plus how the city compares to other California cities, and other cities in the United States.

The average annual sunshine level in the city of Redding, California is 88%. That means, on average, the sun is shining 88% of the possible time it could be shining in Redding on a yearly basis. The rest of the time clouds block the sun.

Sunshine levels do vary a bit in Redding, depending upon the months and seasons of the year. The sunniest months of the year in Redding are July and August when it is sunny an incredible 97% of the time, followed closely by June and September at 94%. The next sunniest month is October at 92%, followed by May at 91%.

The least sunniest month of the year in Redding is January, which averages 72% sunshine, followed closely by December which averages 73% sunshine. The next least sunniest month in Redding is February which averages 82% sunshine, followed by November at 84%, March at 85% and April at 90%.

Looking at the monthly sunshine levels in Redding, one can see that the city has abundant sunshine all year. Even the least sunniest month of the year, January at 72%, is very sunny. Only seventeen other cities in the United States average a higher sunshine level than 72%, and that is the least sunniest month in Redding.

Image Source by Apaliwal (Shasta Dam near Redding, California)

How the Sunshine Level in Redding Compares to Other Cities in California

California is a state well known for its abundant sunshine, and as you can see below, Redding is the sunniest city in the Golden State. Many people might be surprised to know that Redding is a much sunnier city than the big three cities in California of Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.

Fresno - 79%

Sacramento - 78%

Los Angeles - 73%

San Diego - 68%

San Francisco - 66%

Eureka - 51%

Image Source by Alaskan Dude (Fog on Sacramento River in Redding, Califonria)

The Sunniest Cities in the United States Includes Redding Prominently

With an 88% annual average sunshine level, Redding, California is one of the sunniest cities in the world, and the second sunniest city in the United States. Only six cities in the United States have annual average sunshine levels above 80%. The five besides Redding are listed below.

Yuma, Arizona - 90%

Las Vegas, Nevada - 85%

Phoenix, Nevada - 85%

Tuscon - 85%

El Paso, Texas - 84%

Yuma, Arizona is not only the sunniest city in the United States, it is the sunniest city in the world. Redding is right behind Yuma, and could very well be the second sunniest city in the world. The city with lowest annual average sunshine level in the United States is Juneau, Alaska at 30%.

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 Source:http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/online/ccd/avgsun.html

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Posted on Aug 21, 2011