What to Expect from San Diego in October
Good weather winds down in October, but you'll still have warm days with little chance of rain.
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San Diego Weather in October
Average High Temperature: 73°F/23°C
Average Low Temperature: 61°F/16°C
Rain & Clouds Index: 0.57 inches (1.5 cm) rain, 68% sunshine
What to Pack, What to Wear in October
Pack a mid-weight jacket, especially for evening near the water. Bring short-sleeved shirts and lightweight pants, with a sweater for layering. Bring the shorts, but they may stay in the suitcase.
San Diego October Events
- Miramar Air Show: An annual salute to marine aviation, this show often features the Blue Angels. Free admission.
- Fleet Week San Diego: Held annually in September and October, this celebration of San Diego's military service men and women includes concerts, parades and a big air show.
- Humphreys by the Bay Concerts: A fun outdoor summer concert series held on Shelter Island from June through mid-October.
Especially Fun in OctoberYou won't find much to make you think it's autumn in San Diego, but up in the little town of Julian, it's apple harvest time.
San Diego's best surf season is August through November and June through October is the tuna sport-fishing season.
Averages and Reality
The weather information we've given above is best used as a general idea of what things may be like. The only rain all summer could fall on your perfect picnic or a winter day could be so warm you'll wish you packed your shorts.
Averages are helpful for planning ahead, but don't count on your trip being "average." Check the San Diego weather forecast before you leave home.