California State Fair 2022: The Weather Turns Hot on Opening Weekend


Temperatures will peak around 103 on Saturday as visitors return to the fair with a gradual cooling expected after this weekend.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Get ready for a scorching weekend in Sacramento as the California State Fair returns to Cal Expo.

It’s the first time in two years since the state fair was held, but guests will be greeted with both the aroma of funnel cakes and the onset of above-average temperatures.

We can expect warm, dry weather and plenty of sunshine for at least the next 10 days as the high dominates the forecast. The hottest time of the day is from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Temperatures will gradually cool throughout the evening with sunset around 8:30 p.m. Keep in mind that some rides will have hot metal parts and seats in the late afternoon and early evening.

The state fair, which runs July 15 through the end of the month, highlights much of what the state has to offer, along with live music, classic fair fare, and rides. of carnival. As you head out to enjoy the opening weekend, here’s a look at what to expect in the weekend predictions.

Weekend Forecast

Friday: When the doors open at 10 a.m., temperatures will already reach 80 degrees with no cloud cover and minimal breeze. Highs will be around 98 with winds of 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Saturday is expected to be the warmest day, with highs reaching near 102. There will be no clouds, and light and variable winds are expected.

Sunday: Slightly cooler on Sunday with a high near 101 expected with light and variable winds. The Delta Breeze should provide relief in the evening.

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Extended forecast

Temperatures will gradually cool after the weekend heat, returning to climatological normals near mid-July in the low to mid-90s. A low pressure system will lead to increased onshore flow and seasonal temperatures mid-week. Monday and Tuesday will still be warm with highs in the upper 90s before dropping to the mid 90s midweek.

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