Average Weather in Santa Paula California, United States
In Santa Paula, the summers are warm, arid, and clear and the winters are long, cool, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 45°F to 84°F and is rarely below 37°F or above 91°F.
The warm season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 22 to September 27, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is August 23, with an average high of 84°F and low of 62°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 25 to March 20, with an average daily high temperature below 68°F. The coldest day of the year is December 18, with an average low of 45°F and high of 64°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, 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 Santa Paula, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Santa Paula begins around April 24 and lasts for 6.3 months, ending around November 4. On August 9, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 91% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 9% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 4 and lasts for 5.7 months, ending around April 24. On February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 45% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 55% of the time.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Santa Paula varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.0 months, from November 29 to March 29, with a greater than 11% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 22% on February 20.
The drier season lasts 8.0 months, from March 29 to November 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 28.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 22% on February 20.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Santa Paula experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from October 13 to April 28, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 18, with an average total accumulation of 3.5 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from April 28 to October 13. The least rain falls around July 6, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Santa Paula varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 52 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 27 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:43 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 36 minutes later at 7:19 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:45 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 27 minutes later at 8:12 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Santa Paula during 2017, starting in the spring on March 12, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 5.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Santa Paula, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Santa Paula experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from October 26 to May 20, with average wind speeds of more than 3.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 30, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.2 months, from May 20 to October 26. The calmest day of the year is August 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Santa Paula varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 3.5 months, from May 18 to September 4, with a peak percentage of 44% on June 10. The wind is most often from the north for 8.5 months, from September 4 to May 18, with a peak percentage of 51% on January 1.
Santa Paula 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 water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.5 months, from July 6 to October 21, with an average temperature above 65°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 19, with an average temperature of 66°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 5.0 months, from December 14 to May 13, with an average temperature below 60°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is April 1, with an average temperature of 58°F.
Average Water Temperature
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from April 25 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 18, with an average of 8.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from November 5 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 26, with an average of 2.9 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Santa Paula are 34.354 deg latitude, -119.059 deg longitude, and 535 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Santa Paula contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,125 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 418 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,188 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,822 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Santa Paula is covered by cropland (45%), artificial surfaces (32%), shrubs (13%), and grassland (10%), within 10 miles by shrubs (36%) and cropland (31%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (37%) and water (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Santa Paula, 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 Paula.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Santa Paula 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 Paula is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Santa Paula and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .