Santa Barbara Water Temperature

Santa Barbara in California is an excellent choice for vacations whether you enjoy fine dining, luxury shopping, outdoor activities or good beaches where numerous water sports are available. The city is easy to reach from any part of the world and there is a shuttle flight service available from Los Angeles LAX airport to Santa Barbara Municipal Airport at nearby Goleta.


There is an Amtrak station, or if you wish to come by road US101 is the only major highway that leads to the town. From picturesque Stearn’s Wharf to the Santa Barbara Mission there is much to appeal to lovers of history and culture, while fabulous beaches offer favourable conditions for surfing.

Santa Barbara is a city close to pacific ocean. September is the month with the hottest water temperature at 62.4°F / 16.9°C. The coldest month is April with an ø water temperature of 54.3°F / 12.4°C. January is the month with the lowest precipitation of 0in / 0mm and January with the highest precipitation in a year with 0in / 0mm. The avg. air temperature is around 73.2°F / 22.9°C, July is the month with the highest temperature. December is the coolest with 45.1°F / 7.3°C average air temperature. June, July, August, September would be the best time to visit. temperate climate with cold and dry summer would be the climate here.

Santa Barbara Summary

Description Value
Current water temperature /
Warmest Month Water Temperature: September with 62.4°F / 16.9°C
Coldest Month Water Temperature: April with 54.3°F / 12.4°C
Warmest Month Air Temperature: July with 73.2°F / 22.9°C
Coldest Month Air Temperature: December with 45.1°F / 7.3°C
Wettest Month: January with 0in / 0mm
Driest Month: January with 0in / 0mm
Highest Humidity February with 58.7%
Lowest Humidity September with 38.2%
Best Time to Visit: June, July, August, September
Climate Classification temperate climate with cold and dry summer

Santa Barbara water temperature by month

pacific ocean water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°F)

ø. Water

Temperature (°F)

Min. Water

Temperature (°F)

January

56.7 56.5 56.1

February

56.1 55.9 55.4

March

55.8 55.2 54.5

April

54.9 54.5 54

May

56.1 55.2 54.5

June

59.4 57.6 55.9

July

62.2 61 59.4

August

62.4 61.7 61.2

September

62.8 62.2 61.9

October

62.2 61.5 61.2

November

61.5 59.9 58.3

December

58.5 57.6 56.5

pacific ocean water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°C)

ø. Water

Temperature (°C)

Min. Water

Temperature (°C)

January

13.7 13.6 13.4

February

13.4 13.3 13

March

13.2 12.9 12.5

April

12.7 12.5 12.2

May

13.4 12.9 12.5

June

15.2 14.2 13.3

July

16.8 16.1 15.2

August

16.9 16.5 16.2

September

17.1 16.8 16.6

October

16.8 16.4 16.2

November

16.4 15.5 14.6

December

14.7 14.2 13.6

September is the month with the highest water temperature at 62.4°F / 16.9°C. The month with the lowest is April with an average water temperature of 54.3°F / 12.4°C.

Santa Barbara is on the Pacific Ocean coast just 100 miles north of Los Angeles and it is popular with surfers. The ocean temperature is cool on average, and lows of around 55F or 12.7C in January gradually build to approximately 65F or 18.3C in summer. However, in the autumn the water temperature can sometimes be as high as 75F or 23.8C. The reason for this warm bath phenomena is local winds known as ‘Sundowners’ which sweep down from the Santa Ynez mountains and bring heatwave conditions. A wetsuit is recommended for surfing during the winter and spring months, though board shorts are fine in the summer and autumn. Sudden rip tides can be dangerous and they can occur at any time along the southern California coast so it is always advisable to take note of flags and signs that display current conditions.


Santa Barbara weather today & 14-day weather forecast

Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Sep. 22
Few clouds
76 °F
59°F
24 °C
15°C
1mph (2km/h)
west-southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
72%
Sep. 23
Scattered clouds
71 °F
54°F
22 °C
12°C
1mph (1km/h)
south-southwest
0in (0mm)
10 %
85%
Sep. 24
Broken clouds
69 °F
53°F
21 °C
11°C
1mph (1km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
20 %
81%
Sep. 25
Scattered clouds
84 °F
62°F
29 °C
17°C
1mph (2km/h)
east-southeast
0in (0mm)
20 %
36%
Sep. 26
Scattered clouds
81 °F
62°F
27 °C
16°C
1mph (2km/h)
east-southeast
0in (0mm)
20 %
38%
Sep. 27
Broken clouds
82 °F
60°F
28 °C
15°C
1mph (2km/h)
east-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
38%
Sep. 28
Few clouds
77 °F
59°F
25 °C
15°C
1mph (2km/h)
southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
38%
Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Sep. 29
Clear Sky
71 °F
57°F
22 °C
14°C
2mph (3km/h)
east
0in (0mm)
0 %
39%
Sep. 30
Few clouds
79 °F
54°F
26 °C
12°C
1mph (2km/h)
east
0in (0mm)
0 %
38%
Oct. 01
Few clouds
81 °F
57°F
27 °C
14°C
1mph (2km/h)
east
0in (0mm)
0 %
24%
Oct. 02
Broken clouds
80 °F
60°F
27 °C
16°C
1mph (2km/h)
east-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
27%
Oct. 03
Clear Sky
77 °F
62°F
25 °C
17°C
1mph (2km/h)
east-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
25%
Oct. 04
Few clouds
81 °F
63°F
27 °C
17°C
1mph (2km/h)
east-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
26%
Oct. 05
Few clouds
80 °F
63°F
27 °C
17°C
1mph (2km/h)
east-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
28%
Oct. 06
Clear Sky
78 °F
60°F
25 °C
16°C
1mph (2km/h)
east-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
33%
Oct. 07
Clear Sky
78 °F
63°F
26 °C
17°C
2mph (2km/h)
east-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
30%

Santa Barbara weather by month / climate table

Max.

Temperature

°F

ø.

Temperature

°F

Min.

Temperature

(°F)

Precip.

(in)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

60.8 46.2 36.1 0 0 54.8%

February

59.9 45.5 35.2 0 1 58.7%

March

65.8 49.1 36 0 0 57.2%

April

70 52.7 39.7 0 0 50.3%

May

76.8 59.7 44.6 0 0 44.8%

June

84.9 67.8 52.2 0 0 39%

July

87.6 73.2 59.4 0 0 40.8%

August

87.3 72.7 58.6 0 0 38.6%

September

84.4 68.9 54 0 0 38.2%

October

78.3 60.4 46 0 0 41.5%

November

68.7 52 39.2 0 0 47.2%

December

58.8 45.1 34.9 0 0 56.4%

Max.

Temperature

°C

ø.

Temperature

°C

Min.

Temperature

(°C)

Precip.

(mm)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

16 7.9 2.3 0 0 54.8%

February

15.5 7.5 1.8 0 1 58.7%

March

18.8 9.5 2.2 0 0 57.2%

April

21.1 11.5 4.3 0 0 50.3%

May

24.9 15.4 7 0 0 44.8%

June

29.4 19.9 11.2 0 0 39%

July

30.9 22.9 15.2 0 0 40.8%

August

30.7 22.6 14.8 0 0 38.6%

September

29.1 20.5 12.2 0 0 38.2%

October

25.7 15.8 7.8 0 0 41.5%

November

20.4 11.1 4 0 0 47.2%

December

14.9 7.3 1.6 0 0 56.4%
The warmest avg. temperature is around 73.2°F / 22.9°C, July is the month with the highest temperature. December is the coolest with 45.1°F / 7.3°C average air temperature. January is the month with the min. precipitation of 0in / 0mm and January with the max. precipitation in a year with 0in / 0mm.

Best time to visit Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has a Mediterranean type climate and is blessed with excellent weather throughout the year. The town is sheltered from ocean winds by a series of channel islands and is south facing, so you can expect sunshine for about 300 days each year. With an average of just 18 inches of rain annually, this warm, dry resort is a pleasure at any time. Temperatures during the day range from about 65F or 18.3F in winter to 77F or 25C in summer. Temperatures can reach their peak in the autumn when local winds bring heatwaves. Thanks to the mountains, nights are cool and pleasant and temperatures stay well above freezing in winter.

The top attractions in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara used to be considered a playground resort for the rich, but that couldn’t be further from the truth now. Excellent beaches such as the superb white sand East Beach attract a young, friendly crowd, while Rincon Point just 15 minutes to the south of Santa Barbara is one of the world’s top surfing locations. The Santa Barbara Mission on Laguna Street is one of the best preserved of all the Californian missions and is a fine example of Franciscan Spanish architecture, while Stearn’s Wharf is the longest deep water pier on the Pacific coast between San Francisco and Los Angeles and was once owned by the actor James Cagney. Cagney was not the only Hollywood legend to grace the town, and the Reagan Ranch Centre has exhibits from Ronald Reagan’s 25 years at Rancho del Cielo.

Activities & POI in Santa Barbara

Type of Activity List
Beach Hope Ranch Private Beach, More Mesa Nude Beach, More Mesa Beach, Arroyo Burro Beach, Hendrys Beach, Campus Beach, Isla Vista Beach, Ellwood Beach, Haskell's Beach, Sands Beach, Devereux Beach
Attraction Coronado Butterfly Preserve
Golf Course Santa Barbara Golf Course, La Cumbre Country Club, Glen Annie Golf Club, Twin Lakes Golf Course, Sandpiper Golf Course, Hidden Oaks Country Club

Picture Copyright Flickr CC 2.0 Damian Gadal

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