Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Monthly Climate Data

Santa Cruz’s rainfall pattern consists of two peak periods with higher values of rainfall and corresponding periods of lower rainfall amounts. The primary peak occurs in May and the secondary in October. The lowest amounts are at a minimum during the period of December to February. This is based on long term reports and deviations from this pattern do occur year to year. The hottest temperatures generally occur between the months of May and October.

The general monthly temperatures range between 19 and 32 degrees Celsius, however, a fluctuation between temperatures throughout the day must be taken into consideration.  Mornings tend to be the coolest time of day, with little or no rainfall. While late morning through late afternoon experiences a rise in temperature, with occasional showers with the peak hitting in the mid-afternoon.  Early evening into night generally brings cooler temperatures with little or no rainfall.

The following chart shows the average monthly high and low temperatures as well as the average monthly rainfall amount for the Santa Cruz area.

Santa Cruz average monthly temperatures & rainfall amount
Month High (ºC) Low (ºC) Rainfall (mm)
January 31 19 57
February 30 19 62
March 31 19 94
April 31 21 174
May 32 21 273
June 32 22 123
July 32 22 121
August 32 22 201
September 32 22 231
October 32 22 236
November 31 21 125
December 31 20 57