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

71 °F November average high 22 °C
55 °F November average low 13 °C
14 days 70 °F max. or more (21 °C)
28 days 60 °F min. or less (16 °C)

Every November day usually warms to over 60 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius) in San Diego. The city averages 3 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 every few years.

At night, the thermometer dips to 50 °F (10 °C) or below on 6 days. Once every ten years on average, November gets as cold as 40 °F (4 °C).

Rainy Weather iconRain

0.8 inch total precipitation 20 mm
4 days of rain

Half the time, San Diego receives 0.3 to 1.0 inches (7 to 24 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.


The weather data here are long-term averages provided by the US National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Temperature and precipitation are 1991-2020 normals while humidity and thunderstorms are 1961-1990 normals.

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