Climate in Trinidad
Variable as coastal weather always is, here is what you might expect for a typical day in these seasons:
It’s rarely really hot in Trinidad. That’s why it’s such a good place for redwoods. And, although the climate is fairly moderate, year round, you’ll want to bring a light jacket, even in the summer. Coastal fog can bring temperatures in the 50s. Summer and fall are usually our dry seasons, but it does rain now and then.
Warm to cool, dry, sunny days are what we’ve come to expect in September and October. It’s one of the secrets of the area, that our best summer weather is a bit late. Calm oceans and low winds can make the fall ideal for kayaking and beach picnics. Nights can be in the low 50s.
Here in Trinidad, winter is not so bad! With the moderating influence of the ocean, daytime temperatures in the 50s are not unusual. But bring your rain gear, because it is our rainy season. Winter storms can bring wind and colder temperatures, and you can enjoy them best in a cozy rental home. Light a fire, make some cocoa and watch the stormy show. Whale watching is also a favorite indoor sport in the winter, if you rent a home with an ocean view.
As the temperature warms, and the rain lightens, the wildflowers are all in bloom. It’s a wonderful time to walk in the redwood forests, or explore the tidepools at the lowest tides of the year.
Overall, temperatures are quite moderate and Trinidad has one of the smallest ranges in the country. Inland just 10 miles, it can be quite a bit hotter, or cold and snowy as you climb into the coastal range.
We Trinidadians consider the mild weather a paradise. Most visitors seem to agree and come back again and again.