Santa Margarita, California 

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Climate in Santa Margarita, California

Santa Margarita, California gets 28 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 286 sunny days per year in Santa Margarita. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Santa Margarita gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 50 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 38
Rain: averages 28 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Santa Margarita is 8.4 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

8.4 / 10
May, October and June are the most pleasant months in Santa Margarita, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Santa Margarita, CaliforniaUnited States
  27.5 in.38.1 in.
  0.1 in.27.8 in.
  50.1 days106.2 days
  286 days205 days
  85.9°85.8°
  38.1°21.7°
  8.47
  5.34.3
  1010 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

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 Margarita with an average high temperature of 87.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in California. In Santa Margarita, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Santa Margarita are October, May and June.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Santa Margarita with an average of 37.2°. This is about average compared to other places in California.


In Santa Margarita, there are 52.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in California.


In Santa Margarita, there are 30.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in California.


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


January is the wettest month in Santa Margarita with 5.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 59% of yearly precipitation and 0% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 27.5 inches in Santa Margarita means that it is wetter than most places in California.


February is the rainiest month in Santa Margarita with 9.2 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.2 rainy days. There are 50.1 rainy days annually in Santa Margarita, which is about average compared to other places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 50% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 2% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 0.1 inches in Santa Margarita means that it is snowier than most places in California. December is the snowiest month in Santa Margarita with 0.1 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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