San Diego, CA Temperatures, Rainfall Amounts


San Diego, California weather is arguably the best in the world. Why do so many people live in, move to and visit San Diego? Weather certainly plays a factor in their decisions. from a low of 49 degrees on the coldest winter nights to the daytime high average ranging between 66 and 78 all year long, what's not to like?

San Diego is the West Coast's southernmost city (except for a few smaller places on the border) and it experiences maybe 12 inches of rain each year (some places get that much in a day or two.) So it hardly ever rains, the sunshine is expected most the time, and the temperatures—just a little warmer than Los Angeles which is approx. 150 miles north.  When you go, do take a jacket as the nights feel chilly, even at 50 to 67 degrees. Dress in layers—t-shirt, long sleeve, sweater and jacket on the cold days or wear a lightweight top and bring a jacket just in case you stay out late. Afternoon breezes from the Pacific Ocean begin around 2:30 p.m. and subside by around 5-6 p.m.

One of the best things you can do if you don't bring enough to wear is purchase new sweatshirts, jackets and tops while visiting. Many tourists intentionally pack light, knowing they will be shopping and taking new clothes home.

With San Diego enjoying the warmest air temps on the California coast, it only makes sense that the ocean temperatures would be similar.


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