San Diego Weather in November

November makes a gradual shift to slightly cooler, wetter weather in San Diego, California. Yet this is San Diego's sunniest month.

This page gives detailed information on the typical November temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storms for San Diego.

The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the San Diego International Airport, located on San Diego Bay near the city center.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

69 °F November average high 21 °C
54 °F November average low 12 °C

In most years, San Diego averages a daily maximum temperature for November that's between 67 and 71 degrees Fahrenheit (19 to 22 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 52 and 56 °F (11 to 13 °C).

The days at San Diego cool most rapidly during November. By the end of the month, the temperature has dropped around 5 °F (3 °C) below what it was at the start.

11 days 70 °F max. or more (21 °C)
28 days 60 °F min. or less (16 °C)

Nearly every November day warms to over 60 °F (16 °C) in San Diego. The city averages 2 days in November when the thermometer reaches into the 80s °F (over 26 °C). Temperatures above 90 °F (32 °C) occur in November about once a decade.

At night, the thermometer dips to 50 °F (10 °C) or below on 7 days. Once every ten years, November gets as cold as 40 °F (4 °C).

Rainy Weather iconRain

1.0 inch total precipitation 26 mm
4 days of rain

Half the time, San Diego receives 0.3 to 1.4 inches (7 to 35 mm) of rainfall in November. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter. None of the precipitation falls as snow.

Sunny Weather iconSun

75 % sunshine
15 days clear skies

November is San Diego's sunniest month. The sun's rays reach the ground during 75 percent of daylight hours on average in November, for a total of 236 hours in the month. Typically on 15 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in November at San Diego lasts for 10 hours and 28 minutes a day on average. The longest day of the month is the 1st with 10 hours and 51 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have shortened to 10:10 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

66 % November average humidity

The relative humidity in San Diego during November usually peaks at 73 percent just after midnight then drops to 54 percent by early afternoon.

Local Time1 am4 am7 am10 am1 pm4 pm7 pm10 pm
Humidity % 73 73 70 56 54 61 70 73

Windy Weather iconWind

5.9 mph November wind speed average 9.5 kph

November is less windy than most other months in San Diego.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

1 day rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more
0 days with thunderstorms in November

San Diego has a thunderstorm during November about once every three or four years.


These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals.

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