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Santa Barbara Weather
Santa Barbara climate is called warm-summer Mediterranean (Csb in Koppen climate classification), and by many it is considered to be the best possible weather in the world. The weather here is determined by geographical lattitude and proximity to the ocean, as well as the exposure to western winds, breezing cool air. Winters here are mild and warm, summers are warm, but not too warm, with average temperature between 57.5ºF and 76ºF (not counting extrema).
In winters storms reach California, which sometimes may bring heavy rainfall. Fortunately Coastal mountains can sometimes moderate this, depending on local winds (rainshadow effect). Summers in Santa Barbara are mostly rainless (but showers can happen)
How cold it can get in Santa Barbara?
The coldest temperature ever recorded in Santa Barbara was 20 Fahrenheit (-7 Celsius). While this is a record, you can expect temperatures below 40F if you are going to visit us in winter. If you plan a trip to the mountains you should definitely take a coat.
How hot it can get in Santa Barbara?
According to weatherbase.com the hottest temperature recorded ever in Santa Barbara was 109.0°F (42.8°C). However the climate is usually not that hot, yet in summer temperature might well above 80F, up to 105F if summer is very hot. Use a good sunscreen, dark glasses and protect your head.
How much sun is in there in Santa Barbara?
According to weather and climate, average year amount of sunny hours here is 3254 – which is above 280 days of sun in the year (US average is 205). The most sunny month is July, with average well above 350 hours, and the less sunny is November (but still above 200 hours of sun in this month!)
How much rain is there in Santa Barbara?
Average yearly precipitation is 17 inches. It’s not much, so you won’t be surprised that even the most rainy winter months (December, January and February) have average less than 8 rainy days. Summer months, May to September have less than 3 rainy days (on average). Total of rainy days in year is about 35.