Santa Cruz Temperatures: Averages by Month





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

The average high and low temperatures are listed below for Santa Cruz, 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 Cruz, scroll down farther. There are also counts of days with cool weather.

All the numbers are averages based on climate data gathered from 1981 to 2010 near the DeLaveaga Golf Course in Santa Cruz.

Average Santa Cruz temperatures
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
63 41 January 17 5
64 43 February 18 6
66 44 March 19 7
70 46 April 21 8
72 49 May 22 9
75 52 June 24 11
75 54 July 24 12
76 54 August 25 12
76 53 September 25 12
73 50 October 23 10
67 45 November 19 7
62 41 December 17 5
70 48 Year 21 9

Days of Hot Weather in Santa Cruz

While Santa Cruz can get a taste of hot weather during summer and early fall, really hot days are rare. The seaside city averages just five days a year when the temperature climbs into the 90s F (over 32 °C), typically during June to October.

Days per month in Santa Cruz of at least 60, 70 or 80 °F
  60 °F
16 °C
70 °F
21 °C
80 °F
27 °C
January 20 4 0
February 20 5 1
March 26 5 1
April 28 13 2
May 31 18 3
June 30 24 5
July 31 26 5
August 31 28 7
September 30 24 8
October 31 20 6
November 26 8 1
December 19 2 0
Year 322 179 39

How Often Santa Cruz Has Cold Temperatures

Santa Cruz can count on at least moderate daytime temperatures throughout the year. All but one day annually, on average, reaches a high of at least 50 °F.

While nights during winter are often cool in Santa Cruz, they are seldom crisp. Lows below freezing typically happen just four nights a year. Nights that cold can occur in January, February and December.

Average number of days with low temperatures of 40 and 50 °F or cooler in Santa Cruz
  40 °F
4 °C
50 °F
10 °C
January 14 28
February 8 24
March 6 27
April 3 24
May 0 18
June 0 9
July 0 4
August 0 3
September 0 6
October 0 17
November 5 25
December 15 28
Year 52 212
Reference

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

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