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Average Weather in July in Santa Margarita California, United States

In Santa Margarita, the month of July is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 80°F throughout the month, rarely exceeding 89°F or dropping below 71°F.

Daily low temperatures are around 53°F, rarely falling below 48°F or exceeding 58°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 54°F on July 31.

For reference, on August 23, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Santa Margarita typically range from 53°F to 81°F, while on December 27, the coldest day of the year, they range from 37°F to 59°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in July

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on July. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in July

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The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

The month of July in Santa Margarita experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 10% throughout the month.

The clearest day of the month is July 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 92% of the time.

For reference, on February 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 47%, while on August 8, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 92%.

Cloud Cover in July

The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Santa Margarita, the chance of a wet day over the course of July is essentially constant, remaining around 1% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 24% on February 19, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 30.

Probability of Precipitation in July

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Sun

Over the course of July in Santa Margarita, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 34 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 8 seconds, and weekly decrease of 7 minutes, 58 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is July 31, with 13 hours, 56 minutes of daylight and the longest day is July 1, with 14 hours, 30 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in July

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise of the month in Santa Margarita is 5:51 AM on July 1 and the latest sunrise is 19 minutes later at 6:10 AM on July 31.

The latest sunset is 8:21 PM on July 1 and the earliest sunset is 15 minutes earlier at 8:06 PM on July 31.

Daylight saving time is observed in Santa Margarita during 2017, but it neither starts nor ends during July, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:47 AM and sets 14 hours, 33 minutes later, at 8:20 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:07 AM and sets 9 hours, 46 minutes later, at 4:53 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in July

The solar day over the course of July. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Santa Margarita is essentially constant during July, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on July 6, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in July

The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Santa Margarita is essentially constant during July, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 3.9 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on May 29, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.7 miles per hour, while on September 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in July

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
The hourly average wind direction in Santa Margarita throughout July is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 73% on July 30.

Wind Direction in July

The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Santa Margarita is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature in Santa Margarita is gradually increasing during July, rising by 2°F, from 57°F to 59°F, over the course of the month.

Average Water Temperature in July

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Santa Margarita is essentially constant during July, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 8.3 kWh throughout.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in July

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Santa Margarita are 35.390 deg latitude, -120.609 deg longitude, and 1,135 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Santa Margarita contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,043 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,104 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,746 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,167 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Santa Margarita is covered by grassland (96%), within 10 miles by grassland (54%) and shrubs (33%), and within 50 miles by grassland (43%) and water (28%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Santa Margarita year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Santa Margarita.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Santa Margarita according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Santa Margarita is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Santa Margarita and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: San Luis Obispo County Airport (47%, 17 kilometers, south); Paso Robles Municipal Airport (48%, 31 kilometers, north); and Meadows Field (5%, 141 kilometers, east).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.