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3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Summer heat is pretty dry and hot. It is intolerable sometimes to be outside because it is well over 100 degrees. Other than that night time it gets pretty cold.

4 College Junior

Weather: its pretty hot over here but I enjoy the summer weather

3 College Junior

Weather: It can get really hot since its in inland empire

2 College Sophomore

Weather: You want to avoid going outside too often when summer approaches; it's like an oven set on high.

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3 College Junior

Weather: Weather is bipolar at times.

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Contrary to the conception that Southern California is sunny and warm all year-round, Riverside weather can actually be quite unpredictable. During the fall and winter, the rain comes and goes, with no regard for the sun being out or not. The cooler temperatures are a blessing, though, to out-of-town students who perhaps aren’t used to the heat. In spring and summer, temperatures soar to the 90s and 100s, thankfully with rare humidity.

All UCR buildings are equipped with air conditioning and central heating, which provide relief from the sometimes unbearable temperatures. Warm weather-lovers find Riverside wonderful in spring and summer, especially with its proximity to beach cities. The mountains, too, are not far away, for those who prefer the calmer seasons of fall and winter. Generally, mornings begin cool and heat up throughout the day. Layering clothes is the easiest method of dealing with erratic weather changes. Most students recommend having a light rain jacket and umbrella for random rains, and sunscreen for sudden bursts of sunlight. Essentially, students are pleased with the overall lack of violent weather and the near-constant Southern California sunshine.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 76 °F
Spring - Low: 50 °F
Summer - High: 92 °F
Summer - Low: 60 °F
Fall - High: 83 °F
Fall - Low: 53 °F
Winter - High: 68 °F
Winter - Low: 43 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 0.85 in./month
Summer: 0.07 in./month
Fall: 0.47 in./month
Winter: 2.07 in./month
What to Pack
  • Jacket
  • Jeans
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sneakers
  • Sunscreen
  • T-shirts: short sleeve, long sleeve, sleeveless
  • Umbrella


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