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Under the Köppen Climate Classification climate classification, "dry-summer subtropical" climates are often referred to as "Mediterranean". This climate zone has an an average temperature above 10°C (50°F) in their warmest months, and an average in the coldest between 18 to -3°C (64 to 27°F). Summers tend to be dry with less than one-third that of the wettest winter month, and with less than 30mm (1.18 in) of precipitation in a summer month. Many of the regions with Mediterranean climates have relatively mild winters and very warm summers.
The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Csa". (Mediterran Climate).
The average temperature for the year in Santa Clara is 62.1°F (16.7°C). The warmest month, on average, is June with an average temperature of 68.9°F (20.5°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 52.9°F (11.6°C).
The highest recorded temperature in Santa Clara is 101.3°F (38.5°C), which was recorded in May. The lowest recorded temperature in Santa Clara is 14.0°F (-10°C), which was recorded in January.
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Santa Clara is 36.9" (937.3 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is July with 9.6" (243.8 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is April with an average of 0.2" (5.1 mm). In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 73.5 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in July with 18.1 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in March with 0.6 days of rain.