When is the best time to go to San Diego?

When is the best time to go to San Diego? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The weather is good all year round in San Diego
  • On average, the warmest months are July, August, September and October
  • June is the driest month
  • The coldest months are January, February and December
  • The rainiest months are January, February and December
  • The best months for swimming are June, July, August, September, October and November


Annual weather in San Diego

For full information about the climate and weather in San Diego a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 56°F/68°F
2.2in
February 56°F/67°F
2.4in
March 58°F/67°F
1.6in
April 61°F/68°F
0.7in
May 65°F/70°F
0.8in
June 68°F/74°F
0.3in
July 72°F/77°F
1.3in
August 74°F/79°F
0.9in
September 74°F/81°F
0.7in
October 68°F/77°F
0.6in
November 63°F/72°F
1.3in
December 56°F/67°F
2.6in


Weather and climate in San Diego

San Diego enjoys a cold steppe (or semi-arid) climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in San Diego is 72°F (ranging from 67°F in february to 81°F in september). Annual rainfall is 15in, with a minimum of 0.3in in june and a maximum of 2.6in in december.
  • Between the months of january and may the climate is beautiful. It is for example 70°F as maximum temperature in may and, in may, 1 days of rain are expected.
  • Between june and october the climate is very good. the thermometer goes up to 77°F°C and, in october, 1 days of rain are expected.
  • From november to december the climate is favorable. the thermometer goes up to 67°F°C and you can expect to have 2.6in of rainfall/month during this period.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in San Diego

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of San Diego: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature

Humidity


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in San Diego

Find out when San Diego has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in San Diego

  • Very low season in San Diego
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February and November.
  • Low season in San Diego
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: March, April, May, June, September, October and December.
  • Peek season in San Diego
    The largest number of tourists visiting San Diego is during: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for San Diego month by month


Best time for low prices in San Diego

Average prices of hotels in San Diego month by month

Generally, December is the month with the lowest hotel prices in San Diego. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, July is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price of hiring a car in San Diego

On average, it costs $ 34 per day to hire a car in San Diego. This price varies by $ 9.6 depending on the month. In june, hiring a car costs an average of $ 29 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in august is $ 39.

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