Santee, California 

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Climate in Santee, California

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

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

On average, there are 268 sunny days per year in Santee. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Santee gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 37 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 44
Rain: averages 13 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Santee is 9.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in California.

9.6 / 8.7

Summer   /   Winter
June, May and October are the most pleasant months in Santee, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Santee, CaliforniaUnited States
  12.5 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  36.9 days106.2 days
  268 days205 days
  351 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 Santee with an average high temperature of 85.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In Santee, there are 7 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Santee are June, October and May.

In Santee, there are 29.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Santee with an average of 43.9°. This is warmer than most places in California.

In Santee, there are 1.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.

In Santee, 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 Santee 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 Santee with 2.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 53% of yearly precipitation and 2% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.5 inches in Santee means that it is drier than most places in California.

February is the rainiest month in Santee with 6.3 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 36.9 rainy days annually in Santee, which is less rainy than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 47% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 5% chance of a rainy day.

There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Santee, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Santee.

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    Reviews for Santee    10 Reviews
    Almost Perfect - 12/3/2012
    I have lived in Santee for 36 years and the changes have been extensive. Traffic has been, and still is, a big problem. However, that's a problem in most CA towns and... Read More

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    Very Expensive - 1/11/2012
    San Diego in general is a very expensive place to live. Santee is less so but compared to the rest of the country we are way over... Read More

    Santee - 2/21/2008
    Santee has a great quality of life,low crime, good schools(some of the best schools east county has to offer), fairly short commute time, as it is fairly well central in... Read More

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