Santa Barbara climate guide

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Temperature in Santa Barbara (°C)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
17°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Santa Barbara17
18°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Santa Barbara18
17°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Santa Barbara17
19°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Santa Barbara19
20°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Santa Barbara20
22°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Santa Barbara22
25°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Santa Barbara25
25°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Santa Barbara25
25°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Santa Barbara25
23°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Santa Barbara23
20°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Santa Barbara20
17°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Santa Barbara17
Min temperature (night-time)
3°C minimum night-time temperature in January in Santa Barbara3
5°C minimum night-time temperature in February in Santa Barbara5
5°C minimum night-time temperature in March in Santa Barbara5
6°C minimum night-time temperature in April in Santa Barbara6
8°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Santa Barbara8
10°C minimum night-time temperature in June in Santa Barbara10
12°C minimum night-time temperature in July in Santa Barbara12
13°C minimum night-time temperature in August in Santa Barbara13
12°C minimum night-time temperature in September in Santa Barbara12
9°C minimum night-time temperature in October in Santa Barbara9
5°C minimum night-time temperature in November in Santa Barbara5
3°C minimum night-time temperature in December in Santa Barbara3
Sea temperature
14°C sea temperature in January in Santa Barbara14
14°C sea temperature in February in Santa Barbara14
14°C sea temperature in March in Santa Barbara14
14°C sea temperature in April in Santa Barbara14
14°C sea temperature in May in Santa Barbara14
16°C sea temperature in June in Santa Barbara16
17°C sea temperature in July in Santa Barbara17
18°C sea temperature in August in Santa Barbara18
18°C sea temperature in September in Santa Barbara18
17°C sea temperature in October in Santa Barbara17
16°C sea temperature in November in Santa Barbara16
15°C sea temperature in December in Santa Barbara15

Sunshine & Daylight in Santa Barbara

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
Daily hours of daylight
10 hours of daylight per day in January in Santa Barbara10
11 hours of daylight per day in February in Santa Barbara11
12 hours of daylight per day in March in Santa Barbara12
13 hours of daylight per day in April in Santa Barbara13
14 hours of daylight per day in May in Santa Barbara14
14 hours of daylight per day in June in Santa Barbara14
14 hours of daylight per day in July in Santa Barbara14
13 hours of daylight per day in August in Santa Barbara13
12 hours of daylight per day in September in Santa Barbara12
11 hours of daylight per day in October in Santa Barbara11
10 hours of daylight per day in November in Santa Barbara10
10 hours of daylight per day in December in Santa Barbara10

Rainfall in Santa Barbara

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
6 days with some rainfall in January in Santa Barbara6
6 days with some rainfall in February in Santa Barbara6
7 days with some rainfall in March in Santa Barbara7
4 days with some rainfall in April in Santa Barbara4
1 day with some rainfall in May in Santa Barbara1
1 day with some rainfall in June in Santa Barbara1
1 day with some rainfall in July in Santa Barbara1
1 day with some rainfall in August in Santa Barbara1
2 days with some rainfall in September in Santa Barbara2
2 days with some rainfall in October in Santa Barbara2
5 days with some rainfall in November in Santa Barbara5
5 days with some rainfall in December in Santa Barbara5
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
97 mm monthly rainfall in January in Santa Barbara97
94 mm monthly rainfall in February in Santa Barbara94
78 mm monthly rainfall in March in Santa Barbara78
35 mm monthly rainfall in April in Santa Barbara35
8 mm monthly rainfall in May in Santa Barbara8
3 mm monthly rainfall in June in Santa Barbara3
3 mm monthly rainfall in July in Santa Barbara3
3 mm monthly rainfall in August in Santa Barbara3
7 mm monthly rainfall in September in Santa Barbara7
13 mm monthly rainfall in October in Santa Barbara13
52 mm monthly rainfall in November in Santa Barbara52
66 mm monthly rainfall in December in Santa Barbara66

More climate for Santa Barbara

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (Maximum)
UV (maximum) index 3 (Moderate) in January in Santa Barbara3
UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in February in Santa Barbara4
UV (maximum) index 6 (High) in March in Santa Barbara6
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in April in Santa Barbara8
UV (maximum) index 9 (Very High) in May in Santa Barbara9
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in June in Santa Barbara10
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in July in Santa Barbara10
UV (maximum) index 9 (Very High) in August in Santa Barbara9
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in September in Santa Barbara8
UV (maximum) index 5 (Moderate) in October in Santa Barbara5
UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in November in Santa Barbara4
UV (maximum) index 3 (Moderate) in December in Santa Barbara3
Heat & Humidity
No heat & humidity in January in Santa Barbara0
No heat & humidity in February in Santa Barbara0
No heat & humidity in March in Santa Barbara0
No heat & humidity in April in Santa Barbara0
No heat & humidity in May in Santa Barbara0
No heat & humidity in June in Santa Barbara0
Low heat & humidity in July in Santa BarbaraL
Low heat & humidity in August in Santa BarbaraL
No heat & humidity in September in Santa Barbara0
No heat & humidity in October in Santa Barbara0
No heat & humidity in November in Santa Barbara0
No heat & humidity in December in Santa Barbara0

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

What's the climate like in Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara has a temperate climate with warm dry summers based on the Köppen climate classification (Dry summers + Warmest month below 22°C, 4 months above 10°C).

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The climate guide for Santa Barbara, California shows long term monthly weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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