Montecito, CA has a mild Mediterranean climate with warm summers and cool wet winters. Average high temperatures in the summer months of June, July, and August range from 66-84°F, while the average lows range from 51-65°F. In the winter months of December, January, and February, average highs range from 54-66°F and average lows range from 41-48°F. Rainfall is heaviest in Montecito during the winter months with an average of 5-7 inches per month. Snowfall is rare in Montecito but can occur occasionally in the higher elevations of the Santa Ynez Mountains.
Montecito, California gets 18 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Montecito averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 285 sunny days per year in Montecito. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Montecito gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 38 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.
Summer High: the July high is around 73 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 43
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Montecito is 8.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.
9.7 / 8.2
Summer / Winter
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Montecito, while January and February are the least comfortable months.