The best times to visit San Clemente for ideal weather are
March 5th to May 13th
June 18th to November 25th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
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Weather in San Clemente
Average temperatures in San Clemente vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 86th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit San Clemente, the hottest months are September, August, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid September where highs are regularly around 78.1°F (25.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.8°F (18.2°C) at night.
San Clemente Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
San Clemente Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
San Clemente Perceived Temperature (F)
San Clemente Perceived Temperature (C)
Average San Clemente Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in San Clemente are June, September, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late February and early March with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of February 26th.
When can you find snow in San Clemente? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in San Clemente.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in San Clemente (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
San Clemente has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (52.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (70%).
Wind in San Clemente is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and June. April’s average wind speed of around 7.1 knots (8.2 MPH or 13.1 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late April where average top sustained speeds reach 15 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in San Clemente.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||5.2||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Feb||5.8||Light breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6||Light breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.1||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|May||6.9||Light breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6.3||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||5.8||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.4||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.8||Light breeze||10.8||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5||Light breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.6||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Dec||5.9||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to San Clemente?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in San Clemente, CA, US is July, followed by June and March. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit San Clemente in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall San Clemente Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 72.6°F (22.6°C) and 60°F (15.6°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in San Clemente, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 78.1°F (25.6°C) and 66.9°F (19.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 2 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in San Clemente to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 68.2°F (20.1°C) and 62.7°F (17.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.