Climate and monthly weather forecast
Santa Cruz, CA

Sandy beach, scenic trees, and residential homes of the bay area in Santa Cruz, California
Sandy beach, scenic trees, and residential homes of the bay area in Santa Cruz, California

Weather in January

January, the same as December, in Santa Cruz, California, is a moderate winter month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 46.9°F (8.3°C) and an average high of 58.6°F (14.8°C). In January, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in December - a still mild 58.6°F (14.8°C). Weather in January »

Weather in February

The last month of the winter, February, is also a moderate month in Santa Cruz, California, with an average temperature fluctuating between 45.5°F (7.5°C) and 59.4°F (15.2°C). In Santa Cruz, the average high-temperature in February is essentially the same as in January - a still moderate 59.4°F (15.2°C). Weather in February »

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is also a moderate month in Santa Cruz, California, with temperature in the range of an average high of 60.4°F (15.8°C) and an average low of 45.9°F (7.7°C). In Santa Cruz, the average high-temperature in March is essentially the same as in February - a still moderate 60.4°F (15.8°C). Weather in March »

Weather in April

April is an enjoyable spring month in Santa Cruz, California, with an average temperature fluctuating between 47.3°F (8.5°C) and 63.1°F (17.3°C). In Santa Cruz, the average high-temperature in April is relatively the same as in March - an enjoyable 63.1°F (17.3°C). Weather in April »

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring in Santa Cruz, is also an enjoyable month, with an average temperature varying between 49.1°F (9.5°C) and 64.9°F (18.3°C). In Santa Cruz, California, the average high-temperature in May is essentially the same as in April - a still enjoyable 64.9°F (18.3°C). Weather in May »

Weather in June

June, the first month of the summer in Santa Cruz, is a pleasant month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 51.4°F (10.8°C) and an average high of 70°F (21.1°C). In Santa Cruz, the average high-temperature in June is relatively the same as in May - a pleasant 70°F (21.1°C). Weather in June »

Weather in July

July, the same as June, in Santa Cruz, California, is another pleasant summer month, with an average temperature varying between 53.4°F (11.9°C) and 72.5°F (22.5°C). In July, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in June - a still pleasant 72.5°F (22.5°C). Weather in July »

Weather in August

The last month of the summer, August, is also an agreeable month in Santa Cruz, California, with temperature in the range of an average high of 73°F (22.8°C) and an average low of 54.7°F (12.6°C). August and September, with an average high-temperature of 73°F (22.8°C), are the warmest months. Weather in August »

Weather in September

The first month of the autumn, September, is also an agreeable month in Santa Cruz, California, with an average temperature fluctuating between 73°F (22.8°C) and 55.2°F (12.9°C). The warmest months are August and September, with an average high-temperature of 73°F (22.8°C). Weather in September »

Weather in October

October, the same as September, in Santa Cruz, California, is another pleasant autumn month, with an average temperature ranging between min 53.8°F (12.1°C) and max 69.4°F (20.8°C). In Santa Cruz, the average high-temperature in October is relatively the same as in September - a still pleasant 69.4°F (20.8°C). Weather in October »

Weather in November

The last month of the autumn, November, is another comfortable month in Santa Cruz, California, with an average temperature ranging between max 62.8°F (17.1°C) and min 49.6°F (9.8°C). In Santa Cruz, the average high-temperature in November slightly decreases from an agreeable 69.4°F (20.8°C) in October to an enjoyable 62.8°F (17.1°C). Weather in November »

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter in Santa Cruz, is also a moderate month, with an average temperature varying between 57.2°F (14°C) and 46.2°F (7.9°C). The coldest month is December, with an average high-temperature of 57.2°F (14°C) and an average low-temperature of 46.2°F (7.9°C). Weather in December »
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FAQ

How much does it rain in Santa Cruz?

In Santa Cruz, during the entire year, the rain falls for 77.9 days and collects up to 14.45" (367mm) of precipitation.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Santa Cruz?

The months with the lowest UV index in Santa Cruz, California, are February and November, with an average maximum UV index of 3.

What is the most humid month in Santa Cruz?

The most humid month is March, with an average relative humidity of 75%.

When is Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Santa Cruz?

On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts in Santa Cruz, and the time zone changes from PST to PDT. Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 6. 2022, at 2:00 am, and the time zone reverts from PDT to PST.

When is the ocean coldest in Santa Cruz?

April is the month with the coldest seawater, with an average ocean temperature of 54°F (12.2°C).

When are the longest days in Santa Cruz?

June has the longest days of the year in Santa Cruz, with an average of 14h and 40min of daylight.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Santa Cruz?

June through September, with an average maximum UV index of 5, are months with the highest UV index in Santa Cruz, California.

What is the driest month in Santa Cruz?

The months with the least rainfall in Santa Cruz are July and August Rain falls for 2.8 days and accumulates 0.04" (1mm) of rain.

What month has the most sunshine in Santa Cruz?

The month with the most sunshine is July, with an average of 11.7h of sunshine.

What is the warmest month in Santa Cruz?

Warmest months in Santa Cruz are August and September, with an average high-temperature of 73°F (22.8°C).

What month is the ocean warmest in Santa Cruz?

September is the month with the warmest seawater in Santa Cruz, California, with an average ocean temperature of 58.1°F (14.5°C).

What is the least humid month in Santa Cruz?

With an average relative humidity of 68%, October is the least humid month in Santa Cruz.

What is the coldest month in Santa Cruz?

With an average high-temperature of 57.2°F (14°C) and an average low-temperature of 46.2°F (7.9°C), December is the coldest month.

What is the rainiest month in Santa Cruz?

December is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 10.3 days and accumulates 2.8" (71mm) of precipitation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Santa Cruz?

With an average of 9h and 40min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Santa Cruz?

December has the least sunshine of the year, with an average of 5.8h of sunshine.

Average temperature
Santa Cruz, CA

Average temperature - Santa Cruz, CA

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are August and September (73°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (57.2°F).

The month with the highest average low temperature is September (55.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (45.5°F).

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Average pressure
Santa Cruz, CA

Average pressure - Santa Cruz, CA

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.13"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (29.92"Hg).

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Average wind speed
Santa Cruz, CA

Average wind speed - Santa Cruz, CA

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (7.4mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (5.5mph).

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Average rainfall
Santa Cruz, CA

Average rainfall - Santa Cruz, CA

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (2.8").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are July and August (0.04").

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Average rainfall days
Santa Cruz, CA

Average rainfall days - Santa Cruz, CA

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (13.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (1.2 days).

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Average sea temperature
Santa Cruz, CA

Average sea temperature - Santa Cruz, CA

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (58.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is April (53.9°F).

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Average daylight / Average sunshine
Santa Cruz, CA

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Santa Cruz, CA

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 40min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 40min).

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11h and 42min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h and 48min).

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Average sunshine days
Santa Cruz, CA

Average sunshine days - Santa Cruz, CA

The month with the most sunshine days is August (27.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is March (16.4 days).

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Average UV index
Santa Cruz, CA

Average UV index - Santa Cruz, CA

The months with the highest UV index are June, July, August and September (UV index 5).
The months with the lowest UV index are February and November (UV index 3).

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Average visibility
Santa Cruz, CA

Average visibility - Santa Cruz, CA

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).

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