Weather Information

Weather on Catalina Island – Avalon, CA

Current Weather Updates:

12/16/2016, 2:15PM:

Due to worsening conditions and forecasts we have cancelled the following departures:
Long Beach to Avalon 6:00 am
Avalon to Long Beach 7:45 am.
Long Beach to Avalon 8:15 am
Avalon to Long Beach 10:10 am
San Pedro to Avalon 9:00 am
Avalon to San Pedro (via Two Harbors ) 10:30 am
Two Harbors to San Pedro 11:45 am
Dana Pt. to Avalon 9:50 am
Avalon to Dana Pt. 4:30 pm
Long Beach to Avalon 12:15 pm
Avalon to Long Beach 2:05 pm
San Pedro to Avalon (via Two Harbors ) 2:55 pm
Avalon to San Pedro 5:15 pm
San Pedro to Two Harbors 2:55 pm
Two Harbors to San Pedro (via Avalon ) 4:15 pm
Later service will be determined on a boat by boat basis.
Ticket move fees waived.

We will make the attempt to complete the Long Beach to Avalon 2:00 pm and Avalon to Long Beach 3:50 departures but there are no guarantees.  Current forecasts for tomorrow show a much more favorable day, we anticipate being able to resume normal operations in the morning.  Our Call Center is open and available to take your calls at 310-519-1212.

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Avalon Freight Services will not be running the barge tonight due to weather. The barge is scheduled to depart at 08:00am tomorrow morning (Saturday). Freight should be ready for pick up by customers around 1:00pm.ISLAND EXPRESS advises:
Helicopters are currently flying.PEBBLY BEACH ROAD:
Pebbly Beach Road is currently closed.STRANDED RATES:
The following hotels are offering stranded rates to guests impacted by transportation cancellations.

Hotel Metropole 310-510-1884 $99 + tax standard rooms
Catalina Island Inn 310-510-1623 $120 + tax standard rooms
Aurora Hotel & Spa 310-510-0454 $99 + tax standard rooms
Holiday Inn Resort 310-510-0325 $89 + tax standard rooms
Glenmore Plaza Hotel 310-510-0017 10% off
Catalina Island Vacation Rentals 310-510-2276 50% off
Hermosa Hotel & Cottages 310-510-1010 $50 + tax standard rooms
Hotel Catalina & Courtyard 310-510-0027 Call for rates
Garden Suites
Seaport Village Inn 310-510-0344 Call for rates
Old Turner Inn 310-510-2236 Closed
La Paloma Las Flores 310-510-0737 $80 + tax standard rooms
Hotel Mac Rae 310-510-0246 Call for rates
The Avalon Hotel 310-510-7070 $99 + tax standard rooms
Atwater Hotel (877)778-8322 $89 + tax standard rooms
Pavilion Hotel (877)778-8322 $99 + tax standard rooms

Year-Round Weather in Avalon, CA

You can enjoy beautiful weather year-round on Catalina Island. Blue skies and crystal clear waters await you. The dress code for the Island is “island casual.” A light sweater or jacket is recommended for cool evenings, as it gets chilly once the sun goes down. You may also appreciate a sweater or light jacket if you venture out on a boat during winter months. If you want to do any hiking, you may want to bring a good pair of sneakers or hiking boots. Don’t forget your swimsuit! The average ocean temperature hovers around 70 degrees in August, making it the warmest ocean water off the coast of California.

The weather on Catalina Island is described as a mild subtropical climate with warm year-round temperatures. The average high temperature during winter months is 63 and the average low temperature is 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The average high temperature during summer months hovers around 72 and the average low temperature is 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

Catalina receives an average of of precipitation a year, over 45 days, with January being the wettest month.

Average highs & lows (in Fahrenheit):

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 63° 63° 63° 64° 66° 68° 71° 72° 72° 70° 67° 63°
Low 50° 51° 52° 55° 58° 61° 64° 65° 64° 60° 54° 49°

Average Ocean Water Temperature

Summer (June-August) 70-75 degrees F
Fall (Sept – Nov) 65-70 degrees F
Winter (Dec. – Feb.) 59-65 degrees F
Spring (March-May) 65-70 degrees F

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