What to Expect from San Diego in November
November is the beginning of San Diego's rainy season, bringing the most unpredictable weather of the year. Although the rain doesn't peak until January, monthly rainfall often comes all on the same day, especially during winter storms.
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San Diego Weather in November
Average High Temperature: 69°F/21°C
Average Low Temperature: 54°F/12°C
Rain & Clouds Index: 1.01 inches (2.6 cm) rain, 75% sunshine
What to Pack, What to Wear in November
Pack an umbrella or rain jacket with hood for rainy days and a warm jacket if no rain is predicted. You won't need a heavy winter coat. Long-sleeved shirts and sweaters in layers work best.
San Diego November Events
- Mother Goose Parade: The town of El Cajon has been celebrating for more than 60 years and many locals consider this event the unofficial start of the Christmas season.
- Dixieland Jazz Festival: A five-day festival that runs the entire Thanksgiving weekend.
Especially Fun in NovemberSan Diego's best surf season is August through November.
Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, and the following Friday is often a work holiday. Check the Thanksgiving guide to find out what special events happen then.
If precipitation happens, try these Things to Do on a Rainy Day in San Diego
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.