Solana Beach, CA 

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Climate in Solana Beach, CA

Solana Beach, CA has a Mediterranean climate, with mild and humid winters and warm to hot summers. The temperatures are usually moderate, with an average high temperature during the summer ranging from the mid-70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit. Rainfall is relatively low throughout the year, but it tends to be more frequent during winter months. Solana Beach also experiences plenty of sunshine year round, providing a pleasant environment for outdoor activities.

Solana Beach, California gets 13 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Solana Beach 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 Solana Beach. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Solana Beach 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 74 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 45
Rain: averages 13 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


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

9.6 / 8.4

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

Climate Averages
  Solana Beach, CaliforniaUnited States
  12.5 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  39.2 days106.2 days
  263 days205 days
  72 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 Solana Beach with an average high temperature of 74.9°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in California. In Solana Beach, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Solana Beach are August, September and July.

In Solana Beach, there are 0.9 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 Solana Beach with an average of 44.7°. This is warmer than most places in California.

In Solana Beach, there are 1.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.

In Solana Beach, 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 Solana Beach 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 Solana Beach with 2.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 57% of yearly precipitation and 2% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.5 inches in Solana Beach means that it is drier than most places in California.

February is the rainiest month in Solana Beach with 6.9 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 39.2 rainy days annually in Solana Beach, 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 5% chance of a rainy day.

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

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    Reviews for Solana Beach    3 Reviews
    Best small beach city in CA EASY!!! - 2/29/2020
    I've lived in Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Venice Beach, Hermosa Beach, San Luis Obispo, Carlsbad, Encinitas and my wife and I saved up every penny we could to buy a... Read More

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    Lack of affordable housing - 2/13/2011
    Rent has skyrocketed in Solana Beach in the past ten years. High rent and more people cramming into single person rental units. ... Read More

    Nice place but.. - 12/23/2005
    Very expensive. Being from east coast it was hard because people dont speak to you in normal situations..example , picking up kids from school ..if you pass a parent... Read More

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