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    California - South coast

    Santa Barbara weather and climate

    California - South coast

    Santa Barbara weather and climate

     

    Day

    19 °C

     

    Night

    8 °C

     

    Sea

    14 °C

     

    Precipitation

    79 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    6 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    8 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    70 %

     

    Day

    19 °C

     

    Night

    8 °C

     

    Sea

    14 °C

     

    Precipitation

    79 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    6 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    8 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    70 %

    Overview: Santa Barbara
    Characterized by tropical weather patterns, Santa Barbara in the United States of America offers a range of temperatures from 18 °C (65 °F) to 26 °C (79 °F) during daytime from the coldest month of January to the warmest in August. Nightly temperatures vary between 6 °C (44 °F) in January and 15 °C (59 °F) in August. Ocean temperatures fluctuate from 14 °C (57 °F) in April to 18 °C (65 °F) during August's peak. The driest month is July, averaging a mere 0 days of rainfall, while February is conversely the wettest with 7 days of precipitation.

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    Last week's weather in Santa Barbara

    During the week of 12 February 2024 - 18 February 2024, temperatures averaged at 17 °C (63 °F) during the day and dropped to 10 °C (50 °F) at night. Both the daily and night temperatures in Santa Barbara are roughly same as the long-term average, which is around 18 °C (64 °F) and 7 °C (45 °F) respectively. On average, the temperatures during various times of day (in local time) were recorded as: 7am 11 °C (52 °F), 10am 16 °C (61 °F), 1pm 17 °C (63 °F), 4pm 16 °C (61 °F), 7pm 13 °C (55 °F), 10pm 12 °C (54 °F).

    The week had 5 days without rain, 1 day with light rain and 1 day with moderate rain. The total precipitation for the week in Santa Barbara was 25 mm (0.98 in), which is roughly same as the area's average of 25 mm (0.98 in). The average cloud coverage during the daytime (from dawn to dusk) was 51 %. Meteorologically speaking, fog and mist were observed.

    Average speed of wind was 2.5 m/s. The atmosferic pressure ranged from 1012 hpa to 1022 hpa. The air in Santa Barbara had an average humidity of 80 %.

    During the daytime (from dawn to dusk), there were in average: 4 hours clear skies, 2 hours partially overcast skies, 5.5 hours overcast skies and 0.5 hours rainy weather. On average, the time of sunrise was 06:44, and the time of sunset was 17:41.

    Weather overview for Santa Barbara

    Weather overview

    Characterized by tropical weather patterns, Santa Barbara in the United States of America offers a range of temperatures from 18 °C (65 °F) to 26 °C (79 °F) during daytime from the coldest month of January to the warmest in August. Nightly temperatures vary between 6 °C (44 °F) in January and 15 °C (59 °F) in August. Ocean temperatures fluctuate from 14 °C (57 °F) in April to 18 °C (65 °F) during August's peak. The driest month is July, averaging a mere 0 days of rainfall, while February is conversely the wettest with 7 days of precipitation.

    January weather

    In Santa Barbara, January witnesses the lowest daytime temperatures of the year while the sea temperature also continues its decline steadily, clocking in at 14 °C (58 °F). The increase in the number of rainy days is noted, reaching 6 days, with the rainfall volume likewise growing in comparison to the prior month to a total of 97 mm (3.80 in). The minimal night temperatures are recorded, sitting at a chilly 6 °C (44 °F), and humidity levels drop to their lowest point at 67 %.

    February weather

    February sees the highest number of rainy days at 7 days in Santa Barbara, accompanied by peak rainfall volumes of 106 mm (4.17 in). A hint at warmer nights emerges with the temperature increasing slightly to 7 °C (45 °F). An upsurge in the number of sunlit hours is evident compared to the previous month, registering 7 hours.

    March weather

    March indicates the outset of a decrease in both the number of rainy days, now at 6 days, and the volume of rainfall, measured at 79 mm (3.09 in) in Santa Barbara. Day temperatures start to climb, reaching 19 °C (67 °F), while a parallel rise in night temperatures is noted at 8 °C (47 °F). Cloud-free hours continue their incremental ascent.

    April weather

    April in Santa Barbara is marked by a continued rise in day temperatures, now at 21 °C (69 °F), while the sea temperature remains at its yearly low. The decline in the number of rainy days is more pronounced, down to 3 days, and corresponding rainfall volumes also fall to 31 mm (1.21 in). Nighttime temperatures warm up to 9 °C (49 °F), and wind speeds reach their peak for the year.

    May weather

    As May arrives, a further increase in day temperatures to 22 °C (71 °F) is noted in Santa Barbara, alongside the inception of a rise in sea temperatures. Additionally, rainfall numbers continue their downswing, now at 9 mm (0.36 in), and the frequency of rainy days exhibits a decrease to 1 day. The transition to drier conditions is underway. Night temperatures experience an uptick, marked at 11 °C (52 °F).

    June weather

    The onset of the tourist season in June is accompanied by rising day temperatures, which now average 23 °C (74 °F), while sea temperatures also continue their upward trajectory. A minimal number of rainy days, tallying 1 day, and a correspondingly low volume of rainfall at 2 mm (0.08 in) denote the onset of dry conditions. The nighttime temperature rise maintains its course, now at 13 °C (55 °F).

    July weather

    The peak of the tourist season in July sees day temperatures ascending further to 25 °C (77 °F), while sea temperatures also hit higher marks at 18 °C (64 °F). The nadir of both rainfall frequency and volume is noted, now at 0 mm (0.01 in). The zenith of cloud-free daylight hours is likewise visible, with 11 hours being the highest recorded.

    August weather

    August in Santa Barbara brings about the highest day temperatures for the year, peaking at 26 °C (79 °F), and the sea also reaches its warmest at 18 °C (65 °F). The continuation of the tourist season is apparent, and a pending end to the dry period is also on the horizon. Night temperatures achieve their highest levels, now at 15 °C (59 °F). Daylight hours without clouds reduce slightly in August.

    September weather

    Santa Barbara experiences a continuation of the tourist season in September, while the apex of the dry season is also near. A gradual decline in day temperatures is noticeable, averaging 25 °C (78 °F), and night temperatures begin their descent, now at 14 °C (58 °F). The rise in rainy days becomes apparent, yet sunlight hours without clouds continue to diminish, tallying 9 hours.

    October weather

    October marks the continuation of the tourist season in Santa Barbara with witnessed reductions in day temperatures, now at 24 °C (75 °F), and nighttime temperatures following suit, recorded at 12 °C (54 °F). An increase in the volume of rainfall is noted at 17 mm (0.65 in), while the number of rainy days also creeps up, indicated by 2 days. Wind speeds hit their annual minimum.

    November weather

    As November commences, the gradual decrease in sea temperatures is evident at 16 °C (62 °F) in Santa Barbara. Concurrent with this, day temperatures also continue to decline, averaging 22 °C (71 °F). The upward trend in rainy days is maintained, registering 4 days, with the rise in rainfall volumes apparent at 43 mm (1.67 in). Sunlight hours reduce in parallel with earlier months, tallying 6 hours, while nighttime temperatures proceed to fall, now at 9 °C (48 °F).

    December weather

    December observes a further drop in day temperatures, registering at 18 °C (65 °F) in Santa Barbara, while sea temperatures also continue their downward trend, now at 15 °C (59 °F). A growing number of rainy days is apparent, climbing to 5 days, with the rain volumes persistently increasing and the shortest daylight hours of the year becoming prominent.

    FAQs

    What is the typical number of rainy days in January in Santa Barbara?

    In January, Santa Barbara generally experiences around 6 days of rainfall.

    Can I expect high humidity in Santa Barbara during February?

    February typically exhibits high humidity levels, averaging about 69 %.

    What can be said about the wind conditions in Santa Barbara during March?

    One can expect moderate winds in March, with an average speed of 4 m/s.

    What is the expected amount of sunshine in Santa Barbara during April?

    Approximately 10 hours of sunshine can be anticipated in Santa Barbara for the month of April.

    What is the average number of days with rainfall in May in Santa Barbara?

    Santa Barbara expects to see around 1 day with rainfall in May.

    With June approaching, is Santa Barbara a recommended travel destination?

    Santa Barbara is highly recommended for visitors in June with infrequent rain, averaging only 1 day per month, and agreeable temperatures.

    What temperature can one expect in Santa Barbara's sea waters during July?

    Santa Barbara's sea temperatures in July are expected to be approximately 18 °C (64 °F).

    What daytime temperatures will be typical in Santa Barbara during August?

    During August, you can typically expect daytime temperatures to hover around 26 °C (79 °F) in Santa Barbara.

    Is the weather in Santa Barbara comfortably warm in September?

    September in Santa Barbara offers pleasant and inviting warmth, likely ensuring a comfortable stay.

    Should one anticipate a wet season during October in Santa Barbara?

    October doesn't typically bring a wet season to Santa Barbara; expect an average of 2 days with some rainfall.

    How chilly are the nights in Santa Barbara during November?

    In November, you can expect the nights in Santa Barbara to be bracingly cool, averaging around 9 °C (48 °F).

    Is December considered part of the dry season in Santa Barbara?

    December does not belong to the dry season; Santa Barbara sees an average of approximately 5 days of rain in this month.

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