Santa Cruz County, California 

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Weather in Santa Cruz County, California

The most pleasant months of the year for Santa Cruz County are July, September and August. In Santa Cruz County, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. August is the hottest month for Santa Cruz County with an average high temperature of 78.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Santa Cruz County. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant.


Today's Weather - Santa Cruz, CA

10 AM PST

Sunny

71°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
Memorial DaySunny84° / 56°SSW 2 mph
TuesdaySunny85° / 57°SW 2 mph
WednesdaySunny82° / 55°WNW 2 mph
ThursdayMostly Sunny76° / 55°NW 2 mph
FridayMostly Sunny69° / 53°SSW 3 mph
SaturdayPatchy Fog then Partly Sunny70° / 53°SSW 2 to 6 mph
SundayPatchy Fog then Partly Sunny71° / 52°SW 3 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 78 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 39
Rain: averages 32 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 County area is 8.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

8.5 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7. 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
January61° 39°
February63° 42°
March65° 43°
April69° 44°
May73° 48°
June76° 51°
July78° 53°
August79° 53°
September79° 52°
October74° 48°
November66° 43°
December60° 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
December05110

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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