Weather in the Big Bear mountain region is very different from the climate in surrounding Southern California areas due to the elevation. Big Bear Lake, the main city for tourists, sits at an elevation of approximately 7,000 feet. Therefore, temperatures are cooler and precipitation is higher than areas below including nearby San Bernadino. The summers are hot, but even in August, you may find yourself needing a jacket in the evening.

If you are going skiing, snowboarding or tubing at Big Bear, it’s a good idea to stay on top of the weather. Here are sites to check for current Big Bear weather:

Big Bear Snow Report:

General Weather Today and Tomorrow:

10 Day Forecast for Big Bear:

General Information about Big Bear Lake weather and climate:
The hottest month of the year is July when the temperature of the average high is 80°F, and the average low is 47°F. The coldest month is January when the average high is 47 °F and the average low is about 21 °F. The area receives about 61 inches of snow per year and freezing temperatures occur on an average of 193 days yearly.