Santa Barbara, California 

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Weather in Santa Barbara, California

The most pleasant months of the year for Santa Barbara are August, September and July. In Santa Barbara, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. August is the hottest month for Santa Barbara with an average high temperature of 73.7°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Santa Barbara. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant.


Today's Weather - Santa Barbara, CA

6 AM PST

Chance Light Rain

61°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
TodayChance Light Rain67° / 52°W 10 to 20 mph
SundaySlight Chance Light Rain66° / 53°WSW 5 mph
MondaySunny70° / 56°W 5 mph
TuesdaySunny78° / 60°W 5 to 10 mph
WednesdaySunny77° / 61°W 5 to 10 mph
ThursdaySunny85° / 63°W 5 to 10 mph
FridaySunny85° / 62°W 5 to 10 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 73 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 43
Rain: averages 19 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Santa Barbara area is 9.7 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

9.7 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7.8. 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.


Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
HighLow
January63° 43°
February64° 45°
March65° 47°
April67° 49°
May69° 52°
June70° 55°
July73° 58°
August74° 58°
September73° 57°
October72° 53°
November68° 47°
December63° 43°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Santa Barbara
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January0160
February0070
March0060
April0030
May0010
June0010
July0000
August0000
September0010
October0030
November0040
December0160

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.


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Reviews for Santa Barbara    51 Reviews
ONCE BEAUTIFUL, NOW RUINED - 10/19/2021
I moved to Santa Barbara around 23 years ago to study at Brooks, which like most of the Santa Barbara that I knew—has been destroyed. Homelessness, drugs, gangs, high... Read More

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Beautiful and friendly - 3/24/2021
I fell in love with Santa Barbara about thirty years ago and finally moved here a few years ago. Because of the price of homes, it is an expensive place to live. The... Read More

A once great town goes downhill - 3/13/2021
If you like high crime, paying a $4,500 a month mortgage and crazy high taxes, this is the place for you. It’s too bad because it wasn’t always like this. When I moved... Read More


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