San Diego - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to your questions about the lowest temperatures and coldest days in San Diego, California. For instance: When was the last time San Diego got colder than 32 °F? How chilly did San Diego get in 2018 or a century ago?

This page gives the lowest temperature for each year in San Diego and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means the lowest temperature also occurred on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records go back to 1875, with just a few years missing data. The lowest temperature recorded there during that period was 25 degrees Fahrenheit (-4 Celsius) on January 7, 1913.

Since 1940 the temperature extremes were measured at San Diego's International Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown San Diego.

Lowest San Diego temperatures in recent years
Min °F Date Min °C
38 December 16, 2021   3
38 February 05, 2020   3
41 December 18, 2019 + 5
41 December 29, 2018 5
41 December 22, 2017 5
41 December 19, 2016 5
41 December 27, 2015 + 5
43 December 31, 2014 + 6
39 January 14, 2013 4
41 December 31, 2012 5
41 December 24, 2011 + 5
42 November 30, 2010 6
Lowest temperature recorded at San Diego each year
Min °F Date Min °C
42 December 25, 2009 + 6
41 December 28, 2008 + 5
35 January 15, 2007 2
42 December 19, 2006 + 6
44 December 06, 2005 + 7
41 November 30, 2004 5
40 December 28, 2003 4
39 January 30, 2002 4
41 January 17, 2001 5
43 January 06, 2000 6
43 February 12, 1999 + 6
39 December 25, 1998 + 4
39 December 27, 1997 4
43 December 20, 1996 + 6
43 January 18, 1995 6
39 November 19, 1994 4
39 January 04, 1993 4
38 December 20, 1992 3
42 December 02, 1991 + 6
36 December 23, 1990 2
37 January 09, 1989 3
38 December 27, 1988 3
34 December 25, 1987 1
43 February 10, 1986 6
38 December 13, 1985 + 3
42 December 14, 1984 6
41 January 02, 1983 5
40 January 08, 1982 4
44 February 01, 1981 + 7
44 November 19, 1980 7
40 January 29, 1979 4
34 December 08, 1978 1
44 March 15, 1977 7
37 January 02, 1976 3
40 January 03, 1975 4
36 December 25, 1974 2
38 January 05, 1973 3
37 January 05, 1972 3
33 January 05, 1971 1
39 January 03, 1970 4
38 January 30, 1969 3
36 December 22, 1968 2
38 December 14, 1967 + 3
38 December 29, 1966 + 3
38 February 12, 1965 + 3
38 December 14, 1964 + 3
31 January 13, 1963 -1
40 December 31, 1962 + 4
43 December 28, 1961 + 6
35 December 09, 1960 2
43 February 13, 1959 6
41 November 17, 1958 5
42 January 31, 1957 + 6
38 February 17, 1956 3
38 February 19, 1955 + 3
38 December 28, 1954 3
38 February 20, 1953 3
36 January 03, 1952 2
37 December 09, 1951 3
35 January 06, 1950 2
29 January 04, 1949 -2
36 January 28, 1948 2
34 January 16, 1947 1
38 February 12, 1946 + 3
1945
1944
40 January 20, 1943 4
1942
40 November 21, 1941 4
40 January 15, 1940 4
36 February 02, 1939 2
42 November 17, 1938 + 6
30 January 22, 1937 -1
41 March 26, 1936 5
40 March 11, 1935 + 4
42 January 15, 1934 6
39 February 04, 1933 + 4
35 January 24, 1932 2
38 November 24, 1931 + 3
41 December 22, 1930 + 5
1929
37 February 16, 1928 3
40 December 19, 1927 + 4
37 December 27, 1926 3
40 January 09, 1925 4
36 December 25, 1924 2
38 February 04, 1923 + 3
35 January 22, 1922 + 2
38 January 12, 1921 + 3
37 January 10, 1920 3
35 January 02, 1919 + 2
35 December 31, 1918 2
39 March 03, 1917 4
36 January 12, 1916 2
38 January 17, 1915 3
39 December 15, 1914 + 4
25 January 07, 1913 -4
39 December 31, 1912 + 4
34 February 16, 1911 1
34 January 06, 1910 1
36 December 19, 1909 2
37 December 19, 1908 + 3
35 January 02, 1907 2
35 January 02, 1906 + 2
38 December 24, 1905 + 3
36 January 21, 1904 2
35 February 15, 1903 2
36 January 30, 1902 2
35 December 13, 1901 2
44 December 29, 1900 7
34 February 06, 1899 1
36 January 25, 1898 + 2
36 December 22, 1897 2
39 February 08, 1896 + 4
34 December 30, 1895 1
32 January 07, 1894 0
38 December 29, 1893 + 3
36 December 18, 1892 + 2
32 December 26, 1891 0
35 January 12, 1890 + 2
36 January 21, 1889 2
33 January 08, 1888 1
36 December 22, 1887 2
35 January 02, 1886 2
38 February 09, 1885 + 3
36 December 15, 1884 2
32 January 21, 1883 0
34 January 12, 1882 1
36 January 24, 1881 + 2
32 January 31, 1880 0
32 December 25, 1879 0
35 December 15, 1878 2
40 December 31, 1877 4
39 February 27, 1876 + 4
38 December 30, 1875 3
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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