Encinitas, California 

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Climate in Encinitas, California

Encinitas, California gets 12 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Encinitas averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 263 sunny days per year in Encinitas. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Encinitas gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 39 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 73 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 44
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Encinitas is 9.0 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

9.7 / 8.3

Summer   /   Winter
September, August and July are the most pleasant months in Encinitas, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Encinitas, CaliforniaUnited States
  11.9 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  38.5 days106.2 days
  263 days205 days
  82 ft.2443 ft.


Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

August is the hottest month for Encinitas with an average high temperature of 74.4°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in California. In Encinitas, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Encinitas are August, September and July.

In Encinitas, there are 1.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in California.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Encinitas with an average of 43.8°. This is warmer than most places in California.

In Encinitas, there are 1.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.

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

The humidity is usually comfortable in Encinitas but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. August is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are August, July and September.

February is the wettest month in Encinitas with 2.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 57% of yearly precipitation and 3% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 11.9 inches in Encinitas means that it is drier than most places in California.

February is the rainiest month in Encinitas with 7.0 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 38.5 rainy days annually in Encinitas, which is less rainy than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 49% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 4% chance of a rainy day.

There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Encinitas, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Encinitas.

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    Reviews for Encinitas    14 Reviews
    Old Encinitas, A Beautiful Place... - 11/4/2019
    I've lived in many different neighborhoods throughout San Diego over the years. They've all been coastal, from Pt. Loma, Pacific Beach, Del Mar, Solana Beach and... Read More

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    Very Overrated - 6/20/2018
    1. Horrible, nightmare traffic with lots of road rage drivers everywhere 2. Extremely high cost of living for small crappy houses / condos 3. Nothing to do, no... Read More

    Quality of Life - 3/14/2014
    I have lived in many locations across the United States and the Caribbean and Encinitas is on my top list of places to live. The people are easy going and the pace... Read More

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