Santa Monica Water Temperature

Santa Monica in California USA, enjoys over 340 days of bright sunlight and visitors can expect clear skies and mild temperatures during most of the year. 3 miles long, Santa Monica Beach is an iconic destination and attracts visitors from around the world. It covers about 245 acres of sand alongside the Santa Monica Bay.

People can enjoy the sandy beaches with undulating waves, winding walking and bike paths with the stirring panorama of the Santa Monica Mountains. Santa Monica Pier is open all through the year offering plenty of sports, fun and excitement.

Santa Monica is a city close to pacific ocean. August is the month with the warmest water temperature at 68.2°F / 20.1°C. The coolest month is February with an avg. water temperature of 58.1°F / 14.5°C. January is the sunniest at 0in / 0mm and January the wettest month with 0in / 0mm. The average air temperature is around 75.9°F / 24.4°C, August is the hottest month in a year. December is the coolest with 49.8°F / 9.9°C average air temperature. temperate climate with cold and dry summer would be the climate here. July, August, September, June would be the best time to visit.

Santa Monica Summary

Description Value
Current water temperature /
Warmest Month Water Temperature: August with 68.2°F / 20.1°C
Coldest Month Water Temperature: February with 58.1°F / 14.5°C
Warmest Month Air Temperature: August with 75.9°F / 24.4°C
Coldest Month Air Temperature: December with 49.8°F / 9.9°C
Wettest Month: January with 0in / 0mm
Driest Month: January with 0in / 0mm
Highest Humidity March with 58.2%
Lowest Humidity November with 45.9%
Best Time to Visit: July, August, September, June
Climate Classification temperate climate with cold and dry summer

Santa Monica water temperature by month

pacific ocean water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°F)

ø. Water

Temperature (°F)

Min. Water

Temperature (°F)

January

59 58.6 58.3

February

58.6 58.3 57.9

March

58.6 58.3 57.9

April

59.9 58.8 58.3

May

62.4 61.3 59.7

June

65.7 64 62.4

July

68.2 66.9 65.5

August

68.5 68 67.6

September

68.7 67.6 66.9

October

67.1 65.8 64.8

November

64.9 63.1 61.2

December

61.2 60.1 58.6

pacific ocean water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°C)

ø. Water

Temperature (°C)

Min. Water

Temperature (°C)

January

15 14.8 14.6

February

14.8 14.6 14.4

March

14.8 14.6 14.4

April

15.5 14.9 14.6

May

16.9 16.3 15.4

June

18.7 17.8 16.9

July

20.1 19.4 18.6

August

20.3 20 19.8

September

20.4 19.8 19.4

October

19.5 18.8 18.2

November

18.3 17.3 16.2

December

16.2 15.6 14.8


The hottest water temperature typically reached in August with around 68.2°F / 20.1°C. The coldest in February with an average water temperature of 58.1°F / 14.5°C.

Water temperatures in Santa Monica peak around 5th September to the range of 63 to 70°F and is at the coldest around 5th February at 54 to 61°F. Real surface water temperatures near the shore at Santa Monica can fluctuate by several degrees as compared to the open sea water averages. This can especially be felt after a heavy downpour or long phase of strong offshore winds.


Santa Monica weather today & 14-day weather forecast

Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Jun. 30
Broken clouds
71 °F
61°F
21 °C
16°C
2mph (3km/h)
southwest
0in (0mm)
20 %
88%
Jul. 01
Scattered clouds
69 °F
60°F
20 °C
15°C
1mph (2km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
0 %
84%
Jul. 02
Scattered clouds
87 °F
59°F
31 °C
15°C
1mph (2km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
20 %
59%
Jul. 03
Clear Sky
86 °F
66°F
30 °C
19°C
2mph (3km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
0 %
42%
Jul. 04
Clear Sky
86 °F
64°F
30 °C
18°C
2mph (3km/h)
south-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
50%
Jul. 05
Clear Sky
92 °F
68°F
33 °C
20°C
1mph (2km/h)
south-southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
36%
Jul. 06
Clear Sky
95 °F
71°F
35 °C
22°C
1mph (2km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
0 %
37%
Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Jul. 07
Clear Sky
102 °F
76°F
39 °C
25°C
1mph (2km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
0 %
25%
Jul. 08
Few clouds
107 °F
78°F
42 °C
26°C
1mph (2km/h)
southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
20%
Jul. 09
Scattered clouds
99 °F
80°F
37 °C
27°C
1mph (2km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
0 %
28%
Jul. 10
Few clouds
103 °F
86°F
39 °C
30°C
1mph (1km/h)
south-southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
24%
Jul. 11
Clear Sky
94 °F
78°F
35 °C
25°C
2mph (3km/h)
south-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
35%
Jul. 12
Clear Sky
88 °F
73°F
31 °C
23°C
2mph (3km/h)
south-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
40%
Jul. 13
Clear Sky
88 °F
69°F
31 °C
21°C
2mph (3km/h)
south-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
35%
Jul. 14
Clear Sky
91 °F
70°F
33 °C
21°C
1mph (2km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
0 %
26%
Jul. 15
Clear Sky
87 °F
73°F
30 °C
23°C
1mph (2km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
0 %
18%

Santa Monica weather by month / climate table

Max.

Temperature

°F

ø.

Temperature

°F

Min.

Temperature

(°F)

Precip.

(in)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

65.7 50.9 39 0 0 53.1%

February

66.6 51.3 39.6 0 0 56.7%

March

72.1 54.9 41.2 0 0 58.2%

April

75 58.5 45.5 0 0 54%

May

79.9 63.7 50.2 0 0 55.3%

June

87.1 69.4 55.6 0 0 55.2%

July

90.5 75.2 62.2 0 0 53%

August

90.7 75.9 63.1 0 0 50%

September

89.4 73.2 59.5 0 0 48.9%

October

84 65.7 50.7 0 0 46.5%

November

74.7 57.2 42.8 0 0 45.9%

December

64.4 49.8 37.6 0 0 55.5%

Max.

Temperature

°C

ø.

Temperature

°C

Min.

Temperature

(°C)

Precip.

(mm)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

18.7 10.5 3.9 0 0 53.1%

February

19.2 10.7 4.2 0 0 56.7%

March

22.3 12.7 5.1 0 0 58.2%

April

23.9 14.7 7.5 0 0 54%

May

26.6 17.6 10.1 0 0 55.3%

June

30.6 20.8 13.1 0 0 55.2%

July

32.5 24 16.8 0 0 53%

August

32.6 24.4 17.3 0 0 50%

September

31.9 22.9 15.3 0 0 48.9%

October

28.9 18.7 10.4 0 0 46.5%

November

23.7 14 6 0 0 45.9%

December

18 9.9 3.1 0 0 55.5%
January is the month with the lowest rain of 0in / 0mm and January with the highest precipitation in a year with 0in / 0mm. The avg. temperature is around 75.9°F / 24.4°C, August is the month with the highest temperature. December is the coolest with 49.8°F / 9.9°C average temperature.

Activities & POI in Santa Monica

Type of Activity List
Beach Palisades Beach, Will Rogers State Beach, Santa Monica State Beach
Attraction Felicia Mahood Center, Bruin Bear, Founders' Rock, fresh prince of bel air, Perry's Beach Cafu00c3u00a9 and Rentals, Original Muscle Beach, Thomas Mann House, Maison Johnny Halliday, Case Study House #9, Breakdance Showdown, Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade, Carousel Park, The Playboy Mansion
Golf Course Riviera Country Club, Brentwood Country Club, Los Angeles Country Club, Bel-Air Country Club

You need to decide your activities based on the sunshine, air temperature and wind-chill. Visitors must also consider all these factors before picking their wet suit to stay warm while surfing on Santa Monica waters.

Santa Monica Pier Deck offers parking and is accessible via the ramp. From free summer concerts to key recording acts to all the thrilling water sporting activities visitors can have a wonderful time at this creative region by the sea. It is possible to take electric bicycle guided tour on the beach along the Venice Canals, book exciting Segway tours or experience the Amazing Santa Monica Race, a competitive sightseeing tour.

With gorgeous beaches, elegant parks, vibrant people and water sports including surfing and water skiing, you will have a time to remember!

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