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Santa Barbara Weather

The city of Santa Barbara is located on the west coast of the United States in the state of California. Santa Barbara is one of the most visited tourist destinations in California because of the beautiful coastline and amazing weather. The Santa Barbara climate is Mediterranean which means that most of the year the temperatures will be as perfect as they could be. The winters are usually mild and the summers just warm though in some cases the temperatures have gone very high in the thermometer. Rain is really not that much of a factor in Santa Barbara weather, especially from the months of April through October. Extremely cold temperatures are very rare so you more than likely will not have to worry about bringing your coat.

The Summers

Santa Barbara experiences four distinct seasons and to tell you the truth, most of them feel like summer. The hottest average high temperature of the year happens during the month of August and it is 76.7 Fahrenheit (24.8 Celsius). The temperatures remain in the 70s Fahrenheit (above 21.1 Celsius) from June through October. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Santa Barbara was 108 Fahrenheit (42 Celsius). While there is humidity in the area you also have the Pacific Ocean to cool you down. We at Santa Barbara Weather.Net feel that you will love the summers in the city of Santa Barbara just as much as we do. To top it off rain is very close to 0 during the summer months.

The Winters

The winters in Santa Barbara weather are good enough that they still attract a lot of visitors. The coolest month is January and the average high temperature then is 64.5 Fahrenheit (18.1 Celsius). At night those temperatures can drop so you may need a sweater if you are visiting during that time. The average low temperature in the month of January is 44.7 Fahrenheit (7.1 Celsius). Though the temperatures usually stay mild, there have been times when they have dropped to temperatures people in Santa Barbara are not used to. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Santa Barbara was 20 Fahrenheit (-7 Celsius). If you are going to the Santa Ynez Mountains then we at recommend that you bring a coat during the winter.

Rain, Rain Go Away

If you are visiting Santa Barbara during the summer then as stated earlier you should not have many problems with rain. Santa Barbara weather in the cooler months can see more rain. By February the city of Santa Barbara will see an average of 4.68 inches (118.9 millimeters) of rain each year. This is the worst amount of rain that you can see throughout the year. January is not much better with an average of 4.14 inches (105.2 millimeters). If you want to avoid the rain, then the summer makes more sense as July sees an average of 0.01 inches (0.3 millimeters of rain) each year. Check Santa Barbara Weather.Net for current conditions regarding rain in the city of Santa Barbara.


Santa Barbara is pretty close to the desert so a couple of things will be shared with those communities. The low amount of rain is one of them and the other one is the sunshine. On average the city of Santa Barbara will see close to 300 sunny days each year. The good news is that even with all that sun, the temperatures never seem to get that hot. Humidity can happen but because of the nearby desert it is actually not so bad. The ocean breeze is what helps bring the temperatures down. The sunniest month of the year is August followed by July. Make sure that you bring your sunscreen on your next trip to Santa Barbara and to use it.

Best Time To Visit

While some people who visit during the winter may feel that the temperatures are a bit too chilly, we at feel that it is hard to pick a bad time to visit. Even with the cooler temperatures in January you still have a great view of the coastline and a lot of days with warmer temperatures. The summers will allow you to get into the water and to take in a lot of sun. The best time to visit Santa Barbara really depends on where you are coming from. If you are visiting from Canada, then February will be amazing for you; if you are visiting from the hotter communities, then the summer will still give you great temperatures without the humidity.

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