Best Time To Visit Santa Cruz - Time To Go To Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz has a Mediterranean climate characterized by a mild weather throughout the year. While the winters are cool and wet, the summers are warm & dry. The average annual temperature in Santa Cruz is 14 degree Celsius. 

  • Spring (March - May): There is a slow rise in the mercury level during this period of the year with the daily mean temperatures ranging between 11 and 15 degree Celsius.
  • Summer (June - September): Summers in Santa Cruz are warm with temperatures reaching up to a maximum of 24 degree Celsius. The city also experiences fog and low overcast during the early morning and night hours of the summer given its proximity to the Monterey Bay.
  • Autumn (October - November): As the season of the autumn starts there is a drop in the temperature level. But it is not too cold yet.
  • Winter (December - Feburary): Winters in Santa Cruz are cool and the occurrence of rainfall is very high making winter the wettest season of the year.

With a mild and a moderate temperature throughout the year, there is no best time to visit Santa Cruz. Visit the city when you are most comfortable, preferably during the late summer and early autumn.

Climate in Santa Cruz

Know weather for your travel dates:

17-Aug-2018
Today 17 Aug

85

54

Partly cloudy starting in the evening.

Wind:0.51 m/s

Humidity:44%

Precipitation:0%

  • Sat 18 Aug
    75 | 53

    Partly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Sun 19 Aug
    70 | 54

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Mon 20 Aug
    70 | 55

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Tue 21 Aug
    75 | 55

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Wed 22 Aug
    76 | 55

    Partly cloudy overnight.

  • Thu 23 Aug
    73 | 55

    Partly cloudy in the morning.

Month wise Weather in Santa Cruz

Average Temperature in Santa Cruz by month

  • 80℉
  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 49℉

Minimum temperature: 36℉

Maximum temperature: 63℉

Feb

Average temperature: 53℉

Minimum temperature: 37℉

Maximum temperature: 64℉

Mar

Average temperature: 55℉

Minimum temperature: 41℉

Maximum temperature: 73℉

Apr

Average temperature: 57℉

Minimum temperature: 41℉

Maximum temperature: 72℉

May

Average temperature: 58℉

Minimum temperature: 46℉

Maximum temperature: 75℉

Jun

Average temperature: 61℉

Minimum temperature: 50℉

Maximum temperature: 79℉

Jul

Average temperature: 62℉

Minimum temperature: 54℉

Maximum temperature: 79℉

Aug

Average temperature: 65℉

Minimum temperature: 54℉

Maximum temperature: 77℉

Sep

Average temperature: 66℉

Minimum temperature: 50℉

Maximum temperature: 93℉

Oct

Average temperature: 61℉

Minimum temperature: 45℉

Maximum temperature: 86℉

Nov

Average temperature: 57℉

Minimum temperature: 43℉

Maximum temperature: 73℉

Dec

Average temperature: 50℉

Minimum temperature: 34℉

Maximum temperature: 61℉

Highest temperature in Santa Cruz is recorded as 93.2℉ in September.

Lowest temperature in Santa Cruz is recorded as 33.8℉ in December.

Average Rain in Santa Cruz by Month (in mm)

  • 160
  • 120
  • 80
  • 40 0
Jan

Average Rain: 148.04 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 758.71 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 110.04 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 783.46 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 41.11 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 340.64 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 27.87 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 235.37 mm

May

Average Rain: 0.85 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 12.37 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 1.8 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 23.23 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 0.1 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 1.52 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 1.55 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 23.23 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 2.5 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 72.79 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 20.69 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 340.64 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 25.87 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 292.67 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Santa Cruz is 783.46 mm in February.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Santa Cruz is August.

Average Humidity in Santa Cruz by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 67%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

Feb

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 66%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Mar

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 52%

Maximum Humidity: 86%

Apr

Average Humidity: 71%

Minimum Humidity: 52%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

May

Average Humidity: 73%

Minimum Humidity: 61%

Maximum Humidity: 84%

Jun

Average Humidity: 75%

Minimum Humidity: 61%

Maximum Humidity: 83%

Jul

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 59%

Maximum Humidity: 83%

Aug

Average Humidity: 77%

Minimum Humidity: 66%

Maximum Humidity: 84%

Sep

Average Humidity: 67%

Minimum Humidity: 36%

Maximum Humidity: 82%

Oct

Average Humidity: 62%

Minimum Humidity: 34%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Nov

Average Humidity: 77%

Minimum Humidity: 67%

Maximum Humidity: 88%

Dec

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 54%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

Most humid month in Santa Cruz is January.

Least humid month in Santa Cruz is October.

Best time to visit Santa Cruz Attractions in August

  • Best time to visit Santa Cruz Wharf in Santa Cruz
    • Everyday : 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz
    • Everyday : 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Main Beach in Santa Cruz
    • Everyday : 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Best time to visit UCSC Arboretum in Santa Cruz
    • Everyday : 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM

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