Ventura, California — The land of microclimates, Ventura is not only known for its Southern California coastal climate distinguished by cool beaches with pleasant breezes, but also the inland, warmer temperatures perfect for growing citrus crops, grapes and avocados. Ventura is considered part of the Central Coast California but being on the southernmost border of the geographic area means that the cold Alaskan current influences are barely noticeable.Since the average winter low is in the 40s, most winters the crops are not threatened. However, a record-breaking cold snap puts growers on alert and special means must be taken to protect plants and trees on the rare nights when the temperature has dipped to below freezing—and has gone as low as 25 degrees.
Average summer temperatures are around 80 or slightly higher in the months of July, August, September and October.
On average the rainiest month by far is February where rainfall is approx. five inches. In July the average of 0.01 inch of rain means that when it rains, it is very rare.
Special events throughout the year are generally not hampered by the weather. The bulk of outdoor festival and concerts are held in July and August but there are still events such as the St. Patrick's Parade in March and others where event planners keep a watchful eye on the weather reports.