Santa Maria-Santa Barbara Metro Area, California 

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Climate in Santa Maria-Santa Barbara Metro Area, California

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara Metro Area, California gets 18 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara Metro Area averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 285 sunny days per year in Santa Maria-Santa Barbara Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 41 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 77 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 41
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara metro area is 8.8 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

8.8 / 10
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CaliforniaUnited States
  17.9 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  40.9 days106.2 days
  285 days205 days
  76.5°85.8°
  40.8°21.7°
  8.87
  5.74.3
  1796 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 the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara metro area with an average high temperature of 77.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara metro area, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara metro area are August, September and July.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara metro area with an average of 40.4°. This is warmer than most places in California.


In the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara metro area, there are 14.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.


In the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara metro area, there are 9.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.


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


February is the wettest month in the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara metro area with 4.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 59% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 17.9 inches in the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in California.


February is the rainiest month in the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara metro area with 7.5 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.3 rainy days. There are 40.9 rainy days annually in the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara metro area, which is less rainy than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 50% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 3% chance of a rainy day.


There is rarely any recorded snowfall in the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara metro area, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara metro area.





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