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The climate of Santa Monica (California - United States of America)
Santa Monica is located in the state of California in the western part of Los Angeles County on the Santa Monica Bay. The coastal region of Santa Monica is also known as Dogtown, mainly among youngsters, surfers and skaters. Many software companies have their headquarters or at least a branch here. The best known are Microsoft, Yahoo and Google. Many computer game designers also have a branch in Santa Monica. One of the main tourist attractions is the Santa Monica Pier. A small amusement park can be found on this pier.
On average, Santa Monica gets 310 days of sunshine per year. During the summer Santa Monica is often shrouded in fog which causes light showers during early summer. The fog often dissolves during the day. However, the fog may be too thick causing it to be cloudy here all day long while at the same time it is sunny and dry in other parts of Los Angeles County. On average it is 3-5 degrees cooler along the coast than in the interior. The warmest month in Santa Monica is September. During the winter dry winds blow here on a regular basis. These winds come from the Santa Ana Mountains. The rainy season is from the end of October till the end of March. During the winter storms mainly come from the northwest causing the most heavy rain to fall further into the interior. A cool ocean breeze often blows which keeps the air fresh and clean. This is why Santa Monica has fewer days with smog than other regions in Los Angeles County.


Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Santa Monica:

temperature (įC)


temperature (įC)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (įC)
January 19 8 7 6 14
February 20 9 8 5 14
March 20 9 8 6 14
April 21 11 10 3 14
May 23 13 9 1 14
June 25 15 10 1 17
July 28 17 12 1 17
August 28 17 11 2 18
September 27 17 9 2 17
October 25 14 8 3 17
November 22 10 7 4 16
December 19 8 7 5 15
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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