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    California - West coast

    Santa Cruz weather and climate

    California - West coast

    Santa Cruz weather and climate

    Day

    21 °C

    Night

    10 °C

    Sea

    12 °C

    Precipitation

    18 mm

    in month

    Rainy days

    3 days

    in month

    Daylight

    14 hours

    average

    Sunshine

    11 hours

    average

    Humidity

    69 %

    Weather charts for Santa Cruz

    JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTemperature (° C)0510152025Precipitation (mm)0160
    Weather overview
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    Wet days chart
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    Sunhours per day chart
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    Wind chart
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    Humidity chart
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    Weather overview for Santa Cruz

    Weather overview

    Santa Cruz (United States of America) is a place with a hot climate. Temperatures during the day are in the range from 15.7 °C (60.3 °F) in January to 24.0 °C (75.2 °F) in September. The highest sea temperatures in Santa Cruz are in September with 14.7 °C (58.4 °F) and the lowest in May with 12.0 °C (53.5 °F). The least rainy month in Santa Cruz is July with its 0 days of rain, the rainiest month is February, when it rains 10 days. The highest night temperatures could be experienced in July with 12.4 °C (54.3 °F), the lowest in December with 4.8 °C (40.6 °F).

    January weather

    The maximum of the rainfall amount is observable, with its value of 149 mm (5.85 in) in Santa Cruz. The number of sun hours (without clouds) starts to rise, the value of this measure is 6 hours. The minimum of the day temperature is observable, with its value of 15.7 °C (60.3 °F). The minimum of the wind speed can be noticed, the value of this measure is 3.3.

    February weather

    The beginning of the rise of the day temperature could be noticed, with its value being 16.7 °C (62.1 °F) in Santa Cruz, and the night temperature rise's start could be observed too in this month. The rainfall amount descent's start could be observed, with its value being 142 mm (5.58 in), while the maximum of the number of rainy days can be noticed, with its value of 10 days. The rise of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be observed.

    March weather

    The descent of the rainfall amount can be observed, the value of this measure is 114 mm (4.48 in) in Santa Cruz. The rise of the night temperature can be observed, with its value of 6.9 °C (44.4 °F), and the day temperature rises similarly to the previous month too, with its value of 18.0 °C (64.4 °F). The number of sun hours (without clouds) continues to rise, its value is 9 hours.

    April weather

    The day temperature continues to rise, with its value of 19.5 °C (67.1 °F) in Santa Cruz, and the night temperature rises similarly to the previous month as well, with its value being 7.9 °C (46.2 °F). The rainfall amount continues to descent, the value of this measure is 53 mm (2.08 in), while the number of rainy days starts to descent in April. The number of sun hours (without clouds) rises similarly to the previous month, the value of this measure is 10 hours.

    May weather

    The sea temperature is on its minimum, with its value being 12.0 °C (53.5 °F) in Santa Cruz, while the day temperature rises similarly to the previous month. The rainfall amount continues to descent, and the number of rainy days continues to descent as well, its value is 3 days. The rise of the night temperature can be observed, with its value of 9.6 °C (49.3 °F). The number of sun hours (without clouds) rises similarly to the previous month, with its value being 11 hours.

    June weather

    The rise of the day temperature can be observed, its value is 22.9 °C (73.2 °F) in Santa Cruz, while the sea temperature starts to rise, with its value of 12.7 °C (54.8 °F). The tourist season slowly starts in June. The number of rainy days descents similarly to the previous month, with its value being 1 days, and the rainfall amount descents similarly to the previous month too, with its value being 4 mm (0.16 in). The maximum of the number of sun hours (without clouds) is observable in this month.

    July weather

    The tourist season is taking place this month in Santa Cruz. The sea temperature continues to rise, its value is 13.6 °C (56.5 °F), and the rise of the day temperature can be observed too, its value is 23.5 °C (74.3 °F). The minimum of the number of rainy days is observable, its value is 0 days, and the minimum of the rainfall amount can be noticed too, its value is 1 mm (0.03 in). The night temperature reaches its maximum, the value of this measure is 12.4 °C (54.3 °F).

    August weather

    The tourist season is taking place in Santa Cruz, and the dry season is taking place as well. The sea temperature rises similarly to the previous month, the value of this measure is 14.5 °C (58.0 °F). The number of sun hours (without clouds) descent's start could be observed, with its value of 10 hours.

    September weather

    The tourist season is close to its peak in Santa Cruz. The day temperature reaches its maximum, with its value of 24.0 °C (75.2 °F), and the sea temperature reaches its maximum as well, with its value being 14.7 °C (58.4 °F). The beginning of the rise of the number of rainy days could be noticed, with its value of 1 days, and the beginning of the rise of the rainfall amount could be noticed too, with its value of 7 mm (0.27 in). The night temperature descent's start could be observed, with its value of 11.7 °C (53.1 °F).

    October weather

    The number of rainy days continues to rise, with its value being 3 days in Santa Cruz, and the rise of the rainfall amount can be observed as well. The day temperature starts to descent, its value is 22.1 °C (71.8 °F), while the night temperature descents similarly to the previous month, its value is 9.6 °C (49.3 °F). The descent of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be observed, with its value of 8 hours. There is pending dry season.

    November weather

    The descent of the day temperature can be observed, with its value of 18.6 °C (65.5 °F) in Santa Cruz, while the sea temperature starts to descent, with its value being 13.6 °C (56.4 °F). The rise of the number of rainy days can be observed, the value of this measure is 8 days, and the rainfall amount rises similarly to the previous month as well. The night temperature descents similarly to the previous month, its value is 6.8 °C (44.2 °F). The number of sun hours (without clouds) continues to descent, with its value being 6 hours.

    December weather

    The day temperature descents similarly to the previous month, with its value being 15.7 °C (60.3 °F) in Santa Cruz, and the descent of the sea temperature can be observed as well, with its value of 12.8 °C (55.0 °F). The rise of the number of rainy days can be observed, its value is 9 days. The night temperature reaches its minimum, with its value of 4.8 °C (40.6 °F). The minimum of the number of sun hours (without clouds) is observable, the value of this measure is 5 hours. The humidity reaches its maximum in December.

    FAQs

    What is the night temperature in Santa Cruz in May?

    The average night temperature in May in Santa Cruz is 9.6 °C (49.3 °F). The nights will be cool, layers of clothes will be needed for evening and morning walks, the hotel should be equipped with heating.

    How many rainy days can I expect in Santa Cruz in June?

    There are 1 days, which are rainy in June in Santa Cruz, that is, days with precipitation more than 2 mm (0.08 in). Converted to days of the week, this means that it will occur on an average of 0.2 days of the week, or in general - 4 % days.

    Is July a good month to visit Santa Cruz?

    There are good conditions for visiting in July in Santa Cruz. You can expect just 0 days of rain during the month, taking an umbrella is not necessary. There are some people, who may feel a slight chill at 23.5 °C (74.3 °F), but others will feel perfectly fine. The temperature of 12.4 °C (54.3 °F) at night may make it better to dine inside or to put on more clothes for a dinner outside.

    What is the temperature in Santa Cruz during the day in August?

    The average daily temperature in Santa Cruz in August is 23.9 °C (75.0 °F). A comfortable temperature for most people, where it is neither too cold nor too hot, and a large number of activities can be carried out comfortably, including sunbathing by the water. Lighter clothing will be suitable - shorts, skirts, t-shirts, jackets; a light sweater and long trousers may also be useful.

    What is the sea temperature in September in Santa Cruz?

    The sea will reach 14.7 °C (58.4 °F) in September in Santa Cruz. This is a sea temperature for resilient people only, most people won't enjoy swimming in such cold water or will have to use a wetsuit for water activities.

    Is there a wet season in Santa Cruz in October?

    No, there is no wet season in October in Santa Cruz - you can expect 3 days of rain during the month.