Living in a place like Long Beach it’s hard not to get spoiled by the warm sunny weather and clear blue skies. We don’t even mind too much when the Santa Ana winds kick in because “at least the sun is still shining!” By the time May rolls around, we are thinking “hooray for spring” but then it seems like spring never arrives. We made it through May Gray, only to be greeted by June Gloom. It can be frustrating to have gloomy skies during what’s supposed to be the beginning of summer, but it’s just an act of nature. May Gray and June Gloom aren’t going anywhere so we might as well make the best of it.
What is June Gloom?
Basically, the air warms up starting in May. However, the water in the Pacific Ocean is still very cold which causes condensation. Each night a thin layer of clouds form over the ocean. Then those clouds creep in over the land at night. We can also thank Catalina Island for having a hand in June Gloom. Catalina redirects upper-level northwesterly airflow onto our coastline—something meteorologists call the Catalina Eddy.
Great for Gardening
Although June Gloom isn’t ideal beach weather, it is perfect for planting a garden to enjoy this summer. Cooler temperatures are much more comfortable for spending hours outside tending to your garden. Also, seeds that are planted now will produce a crop of delicious fruits and vegetables in the late summer or early fall. Tomatoes, eggplant, basil, cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, and watermelons can all be planted now. Then you can enjoy them in August and September. Take advantage of these mild temperatures and create a bountiful garden this year.
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Perfect Outdoor Exercise Weather
If you enjoy working out outdoors rather than in a gym, June Gloom can work in your favor. It’s great weather for a run, long walk, or a full-body workout by the beach. Just head over to Ocean Boulevard and do a few sets of stairs by the beach. That alone is a great workout! Free yoga on the Bluff is delightful this time of year, and you won’t melt during your downward-facing dog! It’s always better to work up a sweat because you have been working out rather than just because it’s so hot outside.
Remember This in August
It’s funny how easily we forget just how hot it gets during late summer and early. Summers have been getting hotter and hotter over the years, and this year won’t be any different. Enjoy these mild temperatures now because before you know it will be in the upper 80s and 90s for months on end. At that point you’ll be longing for the cloud cover and 60 and 70-degree temps of June!
Not Afraid of Some June Gloom?
We know we are spoiled here in Long Beach! In other parts of the country, people are just happy to see the end of snowfall! If that’s you and you’re ready to live somewhere with great weather, give us a call. We’ve helped many people relocate to Long Beach and we’re happy to help you next. Just fill out the form below or give us a call at 562.896.2456. In the meantime, check out these helpful articles on moving to Long Beach!
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