Best Time To Visit 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.

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

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

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

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

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Most humid month in Santa Cruz is January.

Least humid month in Santa Cruz is October.

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