San Diego Weather in August has Never Hit 100 Degrees


Picture of sunset in San DiegoCan you believe the San Diego weather for August has never reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 degrees Celsius) in recorded history? Add to that the fact it’s only reached 100 degrees once in the month of July, way back in 1930. This reflects the records kept at Lindbergh Field, the official San Diego weather station just a mile from Downtown San Diego.

Having moved from the Mid-Atlantic, this is just unbelievable. When I lived back East, you could always count on at least a week of 100 degree weather.

For example, in Philadelpia, just over 50% of the dates in July and August have recorded a 100 degree temperature at least once in recorded history.

If you look at the Dallas – Fort Worth area, they had a streak of 40 consecutive days of 100 degree weather in 2011!

Over the past 30 years, Phoenix has 100 degree weather an AVERAGE 110 days per year!

The highest temperature ever recorded in San Diego for the month of August was 98 degrees Fahrenheit (36.7 degrees Celsius) back in 1955.

Another interesting fact for San Diego weather during the month of August is that 60% of our Augusts have not recorded any measurable rainfall…for the whole month! Just incredible. Another reason we are so lucky to live in San Diego.

Stay tuned each month as I’ll share more interesting facts about San Diego weather history. For those planning a vacation in San Diego and looking for average San Diego temperatures and what to expect, visit my San Diego Travel Guide.

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