Santa Ana, CA Climate


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Santa Ana, CA has a generally pleasant climate all year round. The average temperature in Santa Ana is mild, with temperatures ranging from the high 60s to low 80s in the summer months and lows in the 40s during winter. Overall, the city experiences little rainfall throughout the year making it ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing. Santa Ana also enjoys sunny days with very little cloudy weather, allowing visitors to take advantage of the warm California sunshine while exploring all that Santa Ana has to offer.

Santa Ana, California gets 13 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Santa Ana averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 279 sunny days per year in Santa Ana. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Santa Ana gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 36 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 47
Rain: averages 13 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year

Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Santa Ana is 9.3 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in California.

9.8 Summer - 8.8 Winter
June, July and May are the most pleasant months in Santa Ana, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateSanta Ana, CaliforniaUnited States
  13.0 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  36.2 days106.2 days
  279 days205 days
  115 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 Santa Ana with an average high temperature of 83.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In Santa Ana, there are 9 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Santa Ana are October, June and May.
In Santa Ana, there are 18.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.
December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Santa Ana with an average of 46.0°. This is one of the warmest places in California.
In Santa Ana, there are 0.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in California.
In Santa Ana, 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 Santa Ana is generally low and comfortable. But there some days when the humidity becomes unpleasant, especially in August and July. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are August, July and September.
February is the wettest month in Santa Ana with 3.1 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 13.0 inches in Santa Ana means that it is drier than most places in California.
February is the rainiest month in Santa Ana with 6.5 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 36.2 rainy days annually in Santa Ana, 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 Santa Ana, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Santa Ana.
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