Current Weather

Santa Barbara

Friday, 07:12
Light rain
Sunrise 05:59 am
Sunset 08:09 pm
61 ºF
Max 64 ºF
Min 57 ºF
Humidity 88 %
Pressure 1014 hPa
Clouds 90 %
Wind 5.82 mph
Fri, 08:00
Overcast clouds
69 ºF
Fri, 11:00
Broken clouds
79 ºF
Fri, 14:00
Clear sky
80 ºF
Fri, 17:00
Clear sky
77 ºF
Fri, 20:00
Clear sky
66 ºF
Fri, 23:00
Clear sky
57 ºF
Sat, 02:00
Clear sky
55 ºF
Sat, 05:00
Clear sky
54 ºF
Sat, 08:00
Clear sky
65 ºF
Sat, 11:00
Clear sky
76 ºF
Sat, 14:00
Clear sky
78 ºF
Sat, 17:00
Clear sky
77 ºF
Sat, 20:00
Clear sky
66 ºF
Sat, 23:00
Clear sky
57 ºF
Sun, 02:00
Clear sky
57 ºF
Sun, 05:00
Clear sky
56 ºF
Sun, 08:00
Clear sky
70 ºF
Sun, 11:00
Clear sky
85 ºF
Sun, 14:00
Scattered clouds
85 ºF
Sun, 17:00
Broken clouds
84 ºF
Sun, 20:00
Overcast clouds
71 ºF
Sun, 23:00
Broken clouds
66 ºF
Mon, 02:00
Overcast clouds
67 ºF
Mon, 05:00
Overcast clouds
63 ºF
Mon, 08:00
Broken clouds
73 ºF
Mon, 11:00
Scattered clouds
87 ºF
Mon, 14:00
Clear sky
91 ºF
Mon, 17:00
Few clouds
87 ºF
Mon, 20:00
Clear sky
74 ºF
Mon, 23:00
Clear sky
71 ºF
Tue, 02:00
Clear sky
68 ºF
Tue, 05:00
Clear sky
66 ºF
Tue, 08:00
Clear sky
79 ºF
Tue, 11:00
Clear sky
93 ºF
Tue, 14:00
Clear sky
94 ºF
Tue, 17:00
Scattered clouds
93 ºF
Tue, 20:00
Broken clouds
76 ºF
Tue, 23:00
Broken clouds
72 ºF
Wed, 02:00
Scattered clouds
68 ºF
Wed, 05:00
Few clouds
67 ºF

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).

Precipitation

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)

Average Temperature

JanFebMarAprMayJun
Avg. Max
temperature (F)
64.965.666.869.069.972.4
Avg. Min
temperature (F)
43.044.646.248.651.354.3
Avg Preciptitation
in inches
3.983.862.971.210.360.08
JulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg. Max
temperature (F)
75.977.176.774.470.966.4
Avg. Min
temperature (F)
57.357.956.452.546.943.4
Avg Preciptitation
in inches
0.020.030.200.691.502.82

All data according to Western Regional Climate Center, data collected 01/01/1893 to 06/09/2016, station 047902

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.

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