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2020 Compare Climate & Weather:
Los Angeles, CA vs San Diego, CA

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Highlights

On average, there are 266 sunny days per year in San Diego. Los Angeles averages 284 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

San Diego, California gets 11.7 inches of rain, on average, per year. Los Angeles, California gets 15.5 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

San Diego averages 0 inches of snow per year. Los Angeles averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

San Diego, California
Summer High:
the July high is around 78.5 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 45.6
Rain: averages 11.7 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year

Los Angeles, California
Summer High:
the July high is around 83.6 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 45.9
Rain: averages 15.5 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
San Diego

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for San Diego is 9.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in California.

9.2 / 10
June, October and September are the most pleasant months in San Diego, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Los Angeles

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Los Angeles is 9.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in California.

9.1 / 10
June, May and October are the most pleasant months in Los Angeles, while January and February are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Los Angeles, CA

2 PM PST

Sunny

81°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonSunny83° / 62°SW 10 mph
TuesdayPatchy Fog then Mostly Sunny79° / 62°SSE 0 to 10 mph
WednesdayPatchy Fog then Mostly Sunny77° / 62°SSW 0 to 5 mph
ThursdayPatchy Fog then Mostly Sunny78° / 64°S 0 to 10 mph
FridayPatchy Fog then Mostly Sunny84° / 68°S 0 to 10 mph
SaturdaySunny88° / 69°S 0 to 10 mph
SundaySunny89° / 69°SSW 0 to 10 mph

Today's Weather - San Diego, CA

2 PM PST

Sunny

83°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonSunny83° / 62°W 10 mph
TuesdayPatchy Fog then Mostly Sunny79° / 61°S 0 to 10 mph
WednesdayPatchy Fog then Mostly Sunny75° / 61°SW 5 to 10 mph
ThursdayPatchy Fog then Mostly Sunny76° / 62°W 0 to 5 mph
FridayPatchy Fog then Mostly Sunny81° / 64°NW 0 to 5 mph
SaturdayPatchy Fog then Sunny83° / 65°W 0 to 5 mph
SundaySunny84° / 65°W 0 to 5 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthLos Angeles, CASan Diego, CA
January67° / 46°67° / 46°
February67° / 47°66° / 48°
March69° / 49°67° / 50°
April72° / 51°70° / 53°
May75° / 55°71° / 57°
June79° / 59°74° / 60°
July84° / 62°79° / 64°
August85° / 63°80° / 65°
September83° / 61°79° / 63°
October78° / 56°75° / 57°
November72° / 50°71° / 50°
December67° / 45°66° / 45°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Los Angeles / San Diego
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 01 / 06 / 60 / 0
February0 / 00 / 06 / 70 / 0
March0 / 00 / 05 / 60 / 0
April1 / 00 / 03 / 40 / 0
May2 / 10 / 01 / 10 / 0
June4 / 10 / 01 / 10 / 0
July8 / 20 / 00 / 10 / 0
August10 / 30 / 00 / 00 / 0
September8 / 30 / 01 / 10 / 0
October4 / 20 / 02 / 20 / 0
November1 / 00 / 03 / 40 / 0
December0 / 01 / 05 / 60 / 0
August is the hottest month for Los Angeles with an average high temperature of 85.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In Los Angeles, there are 7 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Los Angeles are October, June and May.

August is the hottest month for San Diego with an average high temperature of 80.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In San Diego, there are 7 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for San Diego are July, September and August.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Los Angeles with an average of 45.2°. This is one of the warmest places in California.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for San Diego with an average of 45.3°. This is one of the warmest places in California.



In Los Angeles, there are 37.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in California.

In San Diego, there are 13.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.



In Los Angeles, there are 2.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.

In San Diego, there are 0.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in California.



In Los Angeles, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in California.

In San Diego, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in California.



February is the wettest month in Los Angeles with 3.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 61% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 15.5 inches in Los Angeles means that it is drier than most places in California.


February is the wettest month in San Diego with 2.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 55% of yearly precipitation and 2% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 11.7 inches in San Diego means that it is drier than most places in California.


February is the rainiest month in Los Angeles with 6.3 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.3 rainy days. There are 33.7 rainy days annually in Los Angeles, which is less rainy than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 51% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 4% chance of a rainy day.

February is the rainiest month in San Diego with 6.8 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 38.4 rainy days annually in San Diego, which is less rainy than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 48% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 4% chance of a rainy day.



There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Los Angeles, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California.

There is rarely any recorded snowfall in San Diego, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California.



Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Los Angeles.

Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in San Diego.


DID YOU KNOW?

Many people confuse Weather and Climate, but they are different. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, while Climate refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a long period of time.

Weather, more specifically, refers to how the atmosphere behaves and its effects on life and human activities. Most people think of Weather in terms of what can be observed: temperature, humidity, precipitation, and cloudy/sunny conditions. Weather conditions constantly change on a minute-to-minute basis.

Climate is a record of the average weather conditions for a given place over a long period of time, often referred to as Climate Normals. A 30-year period of record is a common requirement to be considered a Climate Normal.


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ZIPS IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
90011, 91331, 91342, 90044, 91335, 91402, 90003, 90026, 90019, 91343, 108 total
ZIPS IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
92154, 92126, 92105, 92114, 92115, 92113, 92117, 92129, 92130, 92128, 38 total

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