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Annual Average Weather for Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, United States

The annual average maximum daily temperature is 21.2°C (70.1°F) which is warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The annual average water temperature is typically 17.3°C (63.1°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water. Annually there are on average 4.4 days of rain per month and 8.8 hours of sun per day.

When is the best time to visit Santa Monica Beach?

The best months to visit Santa Monica Beach are June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather, the most sunshine and optimal sunbathing and swimming conditions with the least chance of rain.

The weather is warm enough for sunbathing in the months from June to October when the maximum temperature reaches above 22°C (72°F)

The sea is best for swimming between May and October when the sea temperature is above the average 17°C (63°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Can you sunbathe in Santa Monica Beach year round?

No, you can't sunbathe in Santa Monica Beach all year round. Some months are too cold for sunbathing, however you might enjoy other beach activities such as taking a walk, going hiking along trails or just enjoying the scenery.

The weather is warm enough for sunbathing in the months from June to October when the maximum temperature reaches above 22°C (72°F)

More info about the annual temperatures and sunshine.

Can you swim in Santa Monica Beach year round?

No, you can't swim in Santa Monica Beach all year round.

The warmest sea water temperatures in Santa Monica Beach are found in September when they peak at 21°C (70°F) and lowest in February when they dip to 15°C (58°F).

The sea temperature is above average for swimming between May and October when the sea temperature is above 17°C (63°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

The sea is good for swimming in the months from July to September when the sea temperature is above 19°C (66°F)

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When is the hottest month in Santa Monica Beach?

The hottest month in Santa Monica Beach is September when the average maximum temperature is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days 25°C (76°F), average temperature is 20°C (69°F) and average minimum temperature is 17°C (62°F).

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When is the coldest month in Santa Monica Beach?

The coolest month in Santa Monica Beach is December when the average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°F), average temperature is 14°C (56°F) and average minimum temperature is 9°C (49°F).

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When is the sunniest month in Santa Monica Beach?

The sunniest days in Santa Monica Beach are in July which has the most hours of sunshine per day. In July the sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.9hrs making the days very long and bright.

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When is the least sunny month in Santa Monica Beach?

December has the least sunshine. In December the sunshine percentage is 67% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.8hrs.

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When is the driest month in Santa Monica Beach?

The driest month in Santa Monica Beach is June with 0cm (0inches) of rain and August has the fewest days of rain with 0.5 days with some rain, an extremely dry time to visit the beach.

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When is the wettest month in Santa Monica Beach?

The wettest month in Santa Monica Beach is February with 8.2cm (3.2inches) of rain and December has the most days of rain with 8.7 days with some rain, a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

More info about the annual rainfall.

When is the sea the coldest in Santa Monica Beach?

The coldest sea water temperatures in Santa Monica Beach are found in February when they dip to 15°C (58°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

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When is the sea the warmest in Santa Monica Beach?

The warmest sea water temperatures in Santa Monica Beach are found in September when they peak at 21°C (70°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

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When is the most humid month in Santa Monica Beach?

The most humid month in Santa Monica Beach is July with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 16°C (61°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some.

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When is the least humid month in Santa Monica Beach?

The least humid month in Santa Monica Beach is January with a dew point of 8°C (47°F) which is a bit dry for some.

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When is the windiest month in Santa Monica Beach?

The most windy month in Santa Monica Beach is April when the average maximum windspeed is 21KM/H (13MPH) and the average wind speed is 7KM/H (4MPH).

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Annual Temperature for Santa Monica Beach

The hottest month in Santa Monica Beach is September when the average maximum temperature is 25°C (76°F), average temperature is 20°C (69°F) and average minimum temperature is 17°C (62°F).

The coolest month in Santa Monica Beach is December when the average maximum temperature is 18°C (18°F), average temperature is 14°C (56°F) and average minimum temperature is 9°C (49°F).

Annual Sunshine for Santa Monica Beach

The longest days in Santa Monica Beach are in June, with an average of 14.4 hours of daylight per day. December has the shortest days with an average of 9.9 hours of daylight per day.

The sunniest days in Santa Monica Beach are in July which has the most hours of sunshine per day. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.9hrs making the days very long and bright.

December has the least sunshine. The sunshine percentage is 67% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.8hrs.

The ultraviolet index is the highest in July when it reaches 11.7 and lowest in December when it reaches 3.3.

An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Annual Sea Temperature for Santa Monica Beach

The warmest sea water temperatures in Santa Monica Beach are found in September when they peak at 21°C (70°F) and lowest in February when they dip to 15°C (58°F).

The sea is best for swimming between May and October when the temperature is above 17°C (63°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Annual Rainfall for Santa Monica Beach

The wettest month in Santa Monica Beach is February with 8.2cm (3.2inches) of rain and December has the most days of rain with 8.7 days with some rain, a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

The driest month in Santa Monica Beach is June with 0cm (0inches) of rain and August has the fewest days of rain with 0.5 days with some rain, an extremely dry time to visit the beach.

Annual Humidity for Santa Monica Beach

The most humid month in Santa Monica Beach is July with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 16°C (61°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some.

The least humid month in Santa Monica Beach is January with a dew point of 8°C (47°F) which is a bit dry for some.

Annual Wind Speed for Santa Monica Beach

The most windy month in Santa Monica Beach is April when the average maximum windspeed is 21KM/H (13MPH) and the average wind speed is 7KM/H (4MPH).

The least windy month in Santa Monica Beach is November when the average maximum windspeed is 15KM/H (9MPH) and the average wind speed is 5KM/H (3MPH).

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