Santa Cruz, California 

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Weather in Santa Cruz, California

The most pleasant months of the year for Santa Cruz are August, September and July. In Santa Cruz, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. September is the hottest month for Santa Cruz with an average high temperature of 78.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Santa Cruz. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year.


Today's Weather - Santa Cruz, CA

10 AM PST

Sunny

62°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
TodaySunny78° / 55°S 5 mph
FridayPatchy Fog then Mostly Sunny78° / 54°SW 0 to 7 mph
SaturdayAreas Of Fog then Mostly Sunny72° / 54°SSW 0 to 7 mph
SundayAreas Of Fog then Mostly Sunny74° / 54°W 1 to 6 mph
MondayPatchy Fog then Sunny77° / 54°NW 2 to 6 mph
TuesdayMostly Sunny78° / 56°NW 3 to 7 mph
WednesdayMostly Sunny76° / 55°NW 2 to 7 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 77 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 40
Rain: averages 33 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Santa Cruz area is 9.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

9.5 / 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
January62° 40°
February63° 42°
March66° 43°
April69° 44°
May73° 48°
June76° 51°
July77° 53°
August78° 53°
September78° 52°
October74° 48°
November67° 43°
December61° 39°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Santa Cruz
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January04110
February02110
March01100
April1060
May1040
June2010
July3000
August3010
September4010
October2040
November0180
December04110

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 Cruz    45 Reviews
The politics run the city down and it shows - 8/31/2021
I went to college at UCSC. I will never go back.Initially, like any other, I was captivated, and damn near hypnotized by the beautiful redwoods, the fun culture, the... Read More

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Some love it, others not so much - 11/20/2020
I lived in the Santa Cruz area for 20 years. UCSC alum. Our kids were born there. There are wonderful things about Santa Cruz, but also many serious problems that we... Read More

Small Town, Big City - 7/24/2020
I have been here for four generations! My kids are the fifth. I guess that should tell you how wonderful it is here, at least for us. It's so cool to have world class... Read More


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