Santa Monica Temperatures: Averages by Month





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

The average high and low temperatures are listed below for Santa Monica, 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 Monica, 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 at the Santa Monica Pier.

Average Santa Monica temperatures
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
64 51 January 18 11
63 52 February 17 11
63 53 March 17 12
64 54 April 18 12
65 57 May 18 14
67 60 June 19 16
70 63 July 21 17
71 63 August 21 17
71 63 September 21 17
70 60 October 21 15
67 55 November 20 13
64 51 December 18 11
66 57 Year 19 14

Days of Hot Weather in Santa Monica

A hot spell in Santa Monica means highs reaching the 80s F. The ocean city averages just five days a decade when the temperature climbs to 90 °F (32 °C) or above. The hottest days of the year usually arrive in October.

Days per month in Santa Monica of at least 60, 70 or 80 °F
  60 °F
16 °C
70 °F
21 °C
80 °F
27 °C
January 22 5 1
February 19 4 1
March 21 4 0
April 22 4 1
May 28 3 0
June 30 5 0
July 31 13 0
August 31 16 1
September 30 14 1
October 31 11 2
November 28 8 1
December 24 4 0
Year 318 88 8

How Often Santa Monica Has Cold Temperatures

It never gets really cold in Santa Monica. Temperatures below freezing are not expected here. Indeed, many years never even drop down to 40 °F (4.4 °C).

Average number of days with low temperatures of 50 and 60 °F or cooler in Santa Monica
  50 °F
4 °C
60 °F
10 °C
January 13 30
February 9 27
March 7 30
April 3 29
May 0 26
June 0 14
July 0 4
August 0 4
September 0 6
October 0 17
November 4 27
December 13 31
Year 48 243
Reference

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

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