Santa Barbara Temperatures: Averages by Month





The numbers here tell you how hot and cold the weather usually is in Santa Barbara, California during each month of the year.

The average high and low temperatures are listed below for Santa Barbara, in both degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius.

Maximums and minimums are only part of the temperature picture. To fill in the rest, there's information on how many days a month get above or below a given temperature.

To find out how often it rises over 60, 70 or 80 °F monthly and annually in Santa Barbara, scroll down farther. There are also counts of nights with warm temperatures and days with cold weather.

All the numbers are averages, based on climate data gathered from 1981 to 2010 in Santa Barbara near Chase Palm Park and the beach.

Average Santa Barbara temperatures
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
65 46 January 18 8
65 48 February 19 9
66 50 March 19 10
69 52 April 21 11
70 55 May 21 13
71 58 June 22 14
75 60 July 24 16
76 60 August 24 16
75 60 September 24 15
73 56 October 23 13
69 50 November 21 10
65 47 December 18 8
70 54 Year 21 12

Days of Hot Weather in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara never suffers from extremely hot weather. Temperatures above 100 °F (38 °C) are simply not normal here. The city sees an average of only three days a year when temperatures reach into the 90s (32 °C).

Days per month in Santa Barbara of at least 60, 70 or 80 °F
  60 °F
16 °C
70 °F
21 °C
80 °F
27 °C
January 25 6 1
February 23 6 1
March 27 6 1
April 28 12 2
May 31 12 2
June 30 16 1
July 31 27 4
August 31 29 5
September 30 25 6
October 31 19 5
November 29 11 2
December 25 5 0
Year 340 174 30

Warm Nights in Santa Barbara

Just like the days, the nights at Santa Barbara are never exceptionally hot. Even in the most extreme weather, nights here cool down to less than 70 °F. Daily low temperatures typically range from 40 to 65 degrees, with most in the 50s.

Average number of days monthly in Santa Barbara that never get cooler than 50 or 60 °F
  50 °F
10 °C
60 °F
16 °C
January 7 0
February 9 0
March 16 0
April 21 0
May 28 2
June 29 7
July 31 17
August 31 18
September 29 13
October 29 5
November 17 1
December 7 0
Year 254 63

How Often Santa Barbara Has Cold Temperatures

Cold weather is almost unheard of in Santa Barbara. Normally every day warms up to at least 50 degrees F.

Only about nine nights a year cool down to 40 °F or less. It's most likely to get this cold in December or January, but a chilly night can also happen in February or March. Once a year on average, a night at Santa Barbara will drop to freezing.

Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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