Ventura, California - Geography and Climate

Geography and Climate

Ventura is located northwest of Los Angeles on the California coast and at 34°16′30″N 119°13′40″W / 34.275°N 119.22778°W / 34.275; -119.22778 (34.275242, -119.228048).

According to the United States Census Bureau, Ventura has a total area of 32.1 square miles (83 km2). 21.7 square miles (56 km2) of it is land and 10.4 square miles (27 km2) of it (32.53%) is water.

The Ventura River is at its western boundary and the Santa Clara River at its southern edge.

Ventura has a Mediterranean climate, typical of most coastal Southern California cities, with the sea breeze off the Pacific Ocean moderating temperatures. It is not uncommon for the city to be affected by Santa Ana winds off the Transverse Ranges on occasion, which increase temperatures dramatically.

Climate data for Ventura, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 88
(31)
91
(33)
94
(34)
100
(38)
98
(37)
102
(39)
94
(34)
97
(36)
103
(39)
103
(39)
98
(37)
96
(36)
103
(39)
Average high °F (°C) 66
(19)
66
(19)
65
(18)
68
(20)
68
(20)
70
(21)
73
(23)
74
(23)
74
(23)
73
(23)
70
(21)
66
(19)
69
(21)
Average low °F (°C) 45
(7)
47
(8)
48
(9)
50
(10)
53
(12)
56
(13)
59
(15)
60
(16)
59
(15)
55
(13)
49
(9)
45
(7)
48
(9)
Record low °F (°C) 29
(−2)
28
(−2)
31
(−1)
35
(2)
39
(4)
42
(6)
44
(7)
46
(8)
42
(6)
37
(3)
33
(1)
29
(−2)
28
(−2)
Rainfall inches (mm) 3.41
(86.6)
3.90
(99.1)
3.04
(77.2)
0.72
(18.3)
0.21
(5.3)
0.05
(1.3)
0.02
(0.5)
0.07
(1.8)
0.36
(9.1)
0.36
(9.1)
1.37
(34.8)
2.11
(53.6)
15.62
(396.7)
Source: http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/USCA1193

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