Santa Barbara, CA has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Many sunny days throughout the year make Santa Barbara an ideal destination for tourists with temperatures ranging from highs of 81°F (27°C) in July to lows of 47°F (8°C) in January. Average rainfall amounts are low, around 22 inches per year, and are mainly seen during winter months. The warm weather allows visitors to explore the beaches and outdoor attractions year round.
Santa Barbara, California gets 19 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Santa Barbara averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 283 sunny days per year in Santa Barbara. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Santa Barbara 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 19 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara, while January and February are the least comfortable months.