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The I-5 runs north-south about 100 miles east of Channel Islands National Park.
In Channel Islands National Park, the summers are short, warm, arid, and clear and the winters are long, cool, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 52°F to 81°F and is rarely below 45°F or above 91°F.
The warm season lasts for 3 months, from July to September, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest month of the year in Channel Islands National Park is August, with an average high of 80°F and low of 66°F.
The cool season lasts for 5 months, from November to April, with an average daily high temperature below 67°F. The coldest month of the year in Channel Islands National Park is February, with an average low of 53°F and high of 64°F.
In general, the islands have a Mediterranean climate year-round. Temperatures are relatively stable, with highs averaging in the mid-60s (°F) and lows in the low-50s.
However, visitors to the islands must be prepared for high winds, fog, rough seas, and sea spray at any time. Winds are often calm in the early morning and increase during the afternoon. High winds may occur regardless of the forecast, especially on the outer islands, Santa Rosa and San Miguel (30-knot winds are not unusual). Anacapa, eastern Santa Cruz, and Santa Barbara Islands have more moderate winds. Dense fog is common during the late spring and early summer months, but may occur at any time. Ocean water temperatures range from the lower 50s (°F) in the winter to the upper 60s in the fall.
The park was established in 1980.
This map shows the current & 7-day weather forecast, weather alerts, and weather radar for Channel Islands National Park.