The weather in San Diego is influenced by its semi-arid climate, and the city enjoys sunny and mild weather all year round, with only slight variation in temperature between the seasons. The Santa Ana winds blowing in from the desert cause occasional heat waves, making it significantly hotter.
That said, the temperatures in peak summer, between June and August, average between 62°F (17°C) and 76°F (24°C), while temperatures in winter, between December and February, range between 48°F (9°C) and 65°F (18°C). May and June are prone to fog. Rainfall is low, with most of it falling between November and April.
►Areas and Suburbs in San Diego gives insight into the best places to live in the city.
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What do expats say about the weather in San Diego?
"What I missed about South Africa while in San Diego were the seasons and summer thunderstorms and biltong (delicious cured dried meat unique to SA). Carlsbad has hardly any changes in weather. Being in a semi desert, the seasons barely change and, as a retirement village for many military families, it is an interesting political culture." Read more about the experiences of Quinne, a South African expat who lived in San Diego for many years.
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