Monterey Bay, California, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Monterey Bay, California, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Monterey Bay, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Monterey Bay, California, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Monterey Bay, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Monterey Bay, California, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Monterey Bay, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Monterey Bay, California, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Monterey Bay.

We also recommend these top tours in and around Monterey Bay.

What to wear/what to pack for Monterey Bay, California, United States of America by month

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January

January for Monterey Bay is crisp and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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February

February here is crisp and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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March

Traveling to Monterey Bay in March, you will notice that it is crisp and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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April

April in Monterey Bay is relatively cool and somewhat stormy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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May

May in this region is relatively cool, somewhat stormy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

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June

If you vacation in Monterey Bay during June, you might notice that it is crisp, somewhat stormy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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July

July in Monterey Bay is relatively cool, very stormy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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August

August here can be chilly, very stormy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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September

If you visit Monterey Bay during September, you may find that it is mild, very stormy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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October

October in Monterey Bay is balmy, somewhat stormy and dry with little rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). It tends to rain sometimes. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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November

November in Monterey Bay is cool and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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December

If you vacation in Monterey Bay during December, you may see that it can be chilly and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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