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Weather & Rainfall Data

From 2012-2019, Santa Barbara County experienced the most severe drought on record. Until we receive several consecutive “normal” or above average years of rainfall, conservation remains critical.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Santa Barbara is 16.3" (414 mm). Typically the most precipitation occurs between January and March. More general information on the local climate can be found here.

Rainfall Comparison

The interactive rainfall gauge below shows rainfall each month in Montecito during recent drought years. The "Average" is based on historical data collected since 1920.

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