Montecito, California 

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Climate in Montecito, California

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.

Weather Highlights

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


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.

Climate Averages
  Montecito, CaliforniaUnited States
  18.1 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  37.7 days106.2 days
  285 days205 days
  180 ft.2443 ft.


Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

August is the hottest month for Montecito with an average high temperature of 73.8°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in California. In Montecito, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Montecito are August, September and July.

In Montecito, there are 1.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in California.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Montecito with an average of 43.2°. This is warmer than most places in California.

In Montecito, there are 1.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.

In Montecito, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in California.

Humidity in Montecito is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.

February is the wettest month in Montecito with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 60% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 18.1 inches in Montecito means that it is about average compared to other places in California.

February is the rainiest month in Montecito with 7.0 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 37.7 rainy days annually in Montecito, which is less rainy than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 50% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 4% chance of a rainy day.

There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Montecito, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Montecito.

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    Reviews for Montecito    1 Reviews
    Do not live in Montecito - 3/7/2021
    I lived in Montecito for 7 years up-to 2020. Everything is sooo over priced, Contractors rip you off, one contractor tried to charge me $800 just to clean the Windows... Read More

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