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WHAT TO BRING
Towels--bath & beach, a bathing suit, hiking or
running shoes, shorts and long pants, toiletries, travel
alarm, a flashlight with extra batteries, water bottle,
hat and day pack for hikes, and jacket for cool evenings.
If you wear tights for Yoga practice they should not
have feet. Nice optional items are musical instruments
and your favorite cassettes and CD's (music, dance,
etc.). Travel light, about a week's worth. Laundry facilities
are very limited (one washer and dryer to service the
center) however, there will be an opportunity to run
one load during longer stays--over one week. Yoga mats
available for your use, so there is no need to bring
one unless you choose to do so.
Santa Barbara has near perfect weather year round; there is no "off season." There is a popular refrain once the winter solstice passes, "summer's almost here". Winters are generally mild with occasional short storms.The summers are mild due to early morning fog that gives way to clear blue skies and California sunshine. Rain is rare from May to August.
November through mid-April is our season with rain potential.
It usually doesn't rain much in Southern California
but we do advise bringing rain gear (raincoat, umbrella,
etc.) during this period. Rainy periods are actually
some of the prettiest and more magical on the land with
many waterfalls, thick moss, and lush vegetation. Storms
usually only last a few days and then our sunny coastal
weather returns. Normal Winter temperatures range between
night lows of 35° and highs of 45° to 75°.
Weather is generally warm but we can have cold snaps
so bring a warm coat or sweater. January- February is
often the rainy season but even these months are usually
sunny and warm with a few storms or cold fronts. Temperatures
are normally in the 60's during the day, and low 50's
or even 40's at night. Spring comes early to Southern
California and is usually in full force by the middle
or end of February. We do occasionally get a late storm
or some rain in springtime so we advise participants
to bring a light raincoat or umbrella. Days should be
warm and sunny but are sometimes in the 40's. Evenings
cool (or as low as 30's or 40's in cold snaps). Please
bring a warm jacket or sweater.
Summers are comfortable and cool, with temperatures
ranging from 60's to 80's. There can be an occasional
hot spell with temperatures in the 90's for a few days
but being a beach city the climate is usually temperate.
We have a low humidity so these temperatures are much
more comfortable than humid cities. Santa Barbara does
get fog sometimes but we are usually above the fog line.
Our hottest months of the year can be August and September.
Up in the mountains temperatures occasionally hit the
SPRING and FALL
Spring and Fall usually have warm days in the 60's and 70's but cooler evenings than Summer. Night temperatures range in the 40's and 50's. Occasional cold snaps are possible.
Get a complete overview of Santa Barbara's extraordinary climate, including monthly and daily extremes for temperature, precipitation, and degree days from 1941-2000.