Why Is It ALWAYS Sunny in San Diego?

San Diego skyline and Waterfront

It’s no secret that San Diego has great weather, but with our hiring for dozens of Epic jobs in San Diego, the career outlook in San Diego is sunny as well.

The city has been named to the list of 10 Best Weather Cities from the Farmer’s Almanac and the Best Climate for Summer Weather by The Weather Channel, but why is it always so sunny in San Diego?

For starters, San Diego is located between 30 and 45 degrees latitude, the same distance from the equator as southern Italy, Greece, Portugal and Spain, which gives all these places a Mediterranean climate.

Mediterranean climates are mild and are often found on the western side of continents, directly related to large bodies of water and ocean currents. Cold currents during the summer keep the weather mild and dry, and warm currents during the winter keep the land warm and bring rain in the winter.

Besides its Mediterranean climate, here are five other ways San Diego weather differs from the rest of the nation:

  • San Diego has, on average, 42 days with some rainfall, while the rest of the U.S. has 100.
  • San Diego has 266 days of sunshine, while the rest of the nation has 205.
  • San Diego has 0 average days of temperatures below 32 degrees; the rest of the U.S. has 88.
  • San Diego’s average low temperature in January is 48 degrees; the average temperature in January for the rest of the U.S. is 20 degrees.
  • San Diego’s average high temperature in July is 75, while the rest of the nation’s average high is 86 degrees.

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