The best times to visit San Clemente for ideal weather are
August 13th to October 28th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
San Clemente Travel Guide
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Weather in San Clemente
Average temperatures in San Clemente vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 35th 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 March, April, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid April where highs are regularly around 85.7°F (29.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.6°F (23.7°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, July, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid February with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of February 12th.
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, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is December (70.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (77.3%).
Wind in San Clemente is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by October and September. November’s average wind speed of around 8.7 knots (10 MPH or 16 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 mid to late November where average top sustained speeds reach 14 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||5.5||Light breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.6||Light breeze||9.9||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.7||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.2||Light breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|May||6.4||Light breeze||12||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||7.3||Gentle breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.9||Gentle breeze||12.7||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||8.2||Gentle breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Sep||8.4||Gentle breeze||13.3||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||8.6||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Nov||8.7||Gentle breeze||13.8||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||7.7||Gentle breeze||13.1||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 somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Ecuador; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 07, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in San Clemente, Ecuador is July, followed by January and September. 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 November. 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
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 85.7°F (29.8°C) and 84.1°F (28.9°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate 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.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 84.1°F (28.9°C) and 81.8°F (27.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in San Clemente to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.7°F (29.8°C) and 83.6°F (28.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.