Santa Cruz, California gets 33 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Santa Cruz averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 262 sunny days per year in Santa Cruz. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Santa Cruz gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 69 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 77 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 40
Rain: averages 33 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Santa Cruz is 8.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.
9.5 / 7.5
Summer / Winter
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Santa Cruz, while January and December are the least comfortable months.