Santa Barbara
California, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

October weather forecast and climate
Santa Barbara, CA

Orange rooftops of the courthouse buildings of Santa Barbara in California, Pacific Ocean
Orange rooftops of the courthouse buildings of Santa Barbara in California, Pacific Ocean
October, the same as September, in Santa Barbara, California, is another pleasant autumn month, with average temperature varying between 72.9°F (22.7°C) and 56.1°F (13.4°C).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in September - an agreeable 72.9°F (22.7°C). In October, in Santa Barbara, the average low-temperature is 56.1°F (13.4°C).

Rainfall

In Santa Barbara, during 1.7 rainfall days, 0.5" (13mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Santa Barbara, California, during the entire year, the rain falls for 37 days and collects up to 18.1" (459mm) of precipitation.

Ocean temperature

In October, the average ocean temperature is 60.6°F (15.9°C).
Note: For swimming, a surface water temperature of 60.6°F (15.9°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

Daylight

In Santa Barbara, the average length of the day is 11.3h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in October is 8h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in October is 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 5 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.

What is the temperature in October in Santa Barbara?

The average high-temperature, in October, in Santa Barbara, California, is 72.9°F (22.7°C), while the average low-temperature is 56.1°F (13.4°C).

How many days does it rain in October in Santa Barbara?

In Santa Barbara, California, during October, the rain falls for 1.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.5" (13mm) of precipitation.

What is the ocean temperature in October in Santa Barbara?

In Santa Barbara, the average seawater temperature in October is 60.6°F (15.9°C). For most, swimming in 60.6°F (15.9°C) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 69.8°F (21°C) to 59°F (15°C).

What is the average length of the day in October in Santa Barbara?

The average length of the day in October is 11.3h.

How long on average sun shines in October in Santa Barbara?

In October, the average sunshine is 8h.

What is the UV index reading in October in Santa Barbara?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Santa Barbara is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in October - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Average high temperature in October: 72.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (76°F).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January and December (64.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 56.2°F

Months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (60.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (46.4°F).

Average rainfall in October - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Average rainfall in October: 0.5"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (3.8").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are June, July and August (0.1").

Average rainfall days in October - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Average rainfall days in October: 1.7 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are January and March (6.5 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (0.4 days).

Average sea temperature in October - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Average sea temperature in October: 60.7°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (62.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is April (55.7°F).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Average daylight in October: 11.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.4h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.9h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 8h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11h).
Months with least sunshine are January, November and December (Average sunshine: 6).

Average UV index in October - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Average UV index in October: 5

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 10).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 3).