Santa Cruz, California 

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Climate in Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz, California gets 36 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 39 inches of rain per year.

Santa Cruz averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 26 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 262 sunny days per year in Santa Cruz. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Summer High: the July high is around 72 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 42

Sperling's Comfort Index for Santa Cruz is a 84 out of 100
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


YOU SHOULD KNOW

Santa Cruz gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 46 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.

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  CLIMATESanta Cruz, CaliforniaUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)35.839.2
  Snowfall (in.)0.025.8
  Precipitation Days45.9102.0
  Sunny Days262205
  Avg. July High72.286.1
  Avg. Jan. Low42.122.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)8454
  UV Index5.24.3
  Elevation ft.1431443
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    Reviews for Santa Cruz    41 Reviews
    Stay away from Santa Cruz. - 5/29/2018
    There are so many other beautiful places in California to visit - so go to those places. As a California native I lived in many places in California. I moved into Santa... Read More

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    Beware of Santa Cruz - 5/29/2018
    There are so many other beautiful places in California to visit - so go to those places. As a California native I lived in many places in California. I moved into Santa... Read More

    Santa Cruz- paradise on earth - 1/7/2016
    I have spent my entire life working toward living in Santa Cruz County and in 2005 finally made it. While there are people living here and all of the commensurate social... Read More


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