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

July weather forecast and climate
Santa Cruz, CA

A high aerial view of the bay area in Santa Cruz, California, view of the beach sand, numerous parked cars, scenic trees, and residential homes
A high aerial view of the bay area in Santa Cruz, California, view of the beach sand, numerous parked cars, scenic trees, and residential homes
July in Santa Cruz, California, is a moderately hot summer month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 53.8°F (12.1°C) and an average high of 73.4°F (23°C).

Temperature

In Santa Cruz, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in June - a moderately hot 73.4°F (23°C). In Santa Cruz, California, the average low-temperature is 53.8°F (12.1°C).

Rainfall

The month with the least rainfall in Santa Cruz is July when the rain falls for 0.3 days and typically collects 0" (0.3mm) of precipitation.

Ocean temperature

In July, the average ocean temperature is 57°F (13.9°C). Swimming in 57°F (13.9°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

Daylight

In July, the average length of the day is 14.4h.

Sunshine

Months with the most sunshine in Santa Cruz, California, are May through July, with an average of 11h of sunshine.

UV index

June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 9, are months with the highest UV index in Santa Cruz. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
In July, the average maximum UV index of 9 translate into the following recommendations:
Take extra precautions. Protection against sun damage is required. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. 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 July in Santa Cruz?

In July, in Santa Cruz, the average high-temperature is 73.4°F (23°C), and the average low-temperature is 53.8°F (12.1°C).

How many days does it rain in July in Santa Cruz?

In Santa Cruz, during July, the rain falls for 0.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 0" (0.3mm) of precipitation.

What is the driest month in Santa Cruz?

July is the month with the least rainfall in Santa Cruz. Rain falls for 0.3 days and accumulates 0" (0.3mm) of precipitation.

What is the water temperature in July in Santa Cruz?

In Santa Cruz, the average seawater temperature in July is 57°F (13.9°C). Swimming in 57°F (13.9°C) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 55.4°F (13°C) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 50°F (10°C) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

How many hours of daylight does Santa Cruz have in July?

The average length of the day in July is 14.4h.

What are the months with the most sunshine in Santa Cruz?

Months with the most sunshine in Santa Cruz are May through July, with an average of 11h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Santa Cruz have in July?

In Santa Cruz, the average sunshine in July is 11h.

When is the highest UV index in Santa Cruz?

June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 9, are months with the highest UV index in Santa Cruz, California.

How high is the UV index in July in Santa Cruz?

In July, the average daily maximum UV index in Santa Cruz is 9. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in July - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Average high temperature in July: 73.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is September (74.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (60°F).

  • Average low temperature in July: 53.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (53.9°F).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and December (40.8°F).

Average rainfall in July - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Average rainfall in July: 0"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (6.4").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are July and August (0").

Average rainfall days in July - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Average rainfall days in July: 0.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is February (10.9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (0.3 days).

Average sea temperature in July - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Average sea temperature in July: 57°F

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).

Average daylight in July / Average sunshine in July - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Average daylight in July: 14.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.7h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.7h).

  • Average sunshine in July: 11h

Months with most sunshine are May, June and July (Average sunshine: 11h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h).

Average UV index in July - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Average UV index in July: 9

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 9).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 2).