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Your Weekly Weather Report

Your Weekly Weather Report

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Sean Lindsey is seen along the rocky Central Coast shoreline looking out to sea. 

If someone was asked to predict the weather from historical atmospheric data only, this week’s weather conditions would reflect the long-term averages for August.

Gentle to moderate (8 to 18 mph) southwesterly to northwesterly (onshore) winds along the coastline will continue through Wednesday. Consequently, night and morning marine low clouds with areas of mist and fog will develop in the coastal regions. These clouds are favored to clear around midday for typical summertime days; however, overcast skies may persist along a few of the beaches for most of the day. High temperatures along the beaches will reach the 60s. The coastal valleys (Santa Maria and Lompoc) will range between the low to mid 70s, while the inland valleys (Santa Ynez) will hit the mid to high-80s this week. 

Fresh to strong (19 to 31 mph) afternoon northwesterly winds along the coastline on Thursday through Saturday will produce a greater amount of clearing of the coastal stratus during the afternoon and warmer temperatures along the southerly facing beaches. The long-range models show seasonable conditions continuing into next weekend.

Santa Maria Temperatures

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

55/74 53/73 54/74 54/74 55/75 55/76 55/75

Santa Ynez Temperatures

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

54/84 53/85 54/86 52/87 53/88 53/89 52/87

Lompoc Temperatures

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

55/71 54/70 55/70 54/71 55/72 55/73 55/72

Seawater Temperatures

Seawater temperatures will range between 57 and 59 degrees through Wednesday, decreasing to 54 to 56 degrees on Friday through Saturday.

Surf Report

A 3- to 5-foot northwesterly (290-degree, deep-water) swell (with an 8- to 11-second period) is forecast along our coastline through Sunday. A 3- to 5-foot northwesterly (295-degree, deep-water) swell (with an 8- to 13-second period) will arrive along our coastline on Monday, decreasing to 2 to 4 feet (with an 8- to 12-second period) on Tuesday into Wednesday. Fresh to strong (19 to 31 mph) northwesterly winds will generate a 3- to 5-foot northwesterly (315-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 5- to 11-second period) along our coastline on Thursday through Saturday.

This Week’s PG&E Safety Tip

Ensure that your family knows what to do when extreme weather, natural disasters or other dangerous events occur. Such events can happen quickly and catch you off guard. Make it a priority to create an emergency plan today.

With the increased wildfire threat our state faces, PG&E is enhancing and expanding our efforts to reduce wildfire risks and keep our customers and communities safe. To learn more, please visit for information.

John Lindsey is Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant marine meteorologist and a media relations representative. Email him at or follow him on Twitter @PGE_John.


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