Triton Tuesday: La Jolla’s Wonderful Weather

Every day is a good day to learn more about UC San Diego, but we’ve chosen a particular one to spread knowledge with our feature called “Triton Tuesday.” Each Tuesday, get the inside scoop with fun facts about Triton athletics, the UC San Diego campus and community, and our beautiful home of San Diego, California, in a “Did You Know?” format.

In this week’s Triton Tuesday segment, we explore the wonderful weather of La Jolla. With moderate temperatures year round, it’s always a great time to visit La Jolla.

The Highs and Lows

La Jolla Weather

With its location on the coast, La Jolla’s temperatures are rarely extreme. In the warmest part of the year, from mid-July to early October, Aug. 25 is the hottest day, averaging a high of 77 degrees.

In the coolest part of the year, from December through mid-April, Dec. 26 is the coldest day on average, with a low of 50 degrees.

Sunny San Diego

La Jolla Weather

La Jolla’s average daylight ranges from around 10 hours in December to around 14 hours in June. Daylight saving time is observed in La Jolla.

Rain, Rain Go Away

La Jolla Weather

Rain is a rare occurrence in La Jolla, particularly in the summertime. The potential for rain is greatest from mid-November through early April. On an average year, the chance of rain peaks at Feb. 21, with a 20% chance of rain.

Surf’s Up!

La Jolla Weather

One of La Jolla’s claims to fame is its location on the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The best time of year to be in the water is mid-July through early October, as the ocean is typically between 68-70 degrees.

To learn more about La Jolla’s weather, click here.

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About UC San Diego Athletics
After two decades as one of the most successful programs in NCAA Division II, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program begins a new era in 2020 as a member of the Big West Conference in NCAA Division I. The 23-sport Tritons earned 30 team and nearly 150 individual national championships during its time in Divisions II and III and helped guide 1,400 scholar-athletes to All-America honors. A total of 83 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 37 have garnered prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships. UC San Diego scholar-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world’s preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent, one of the highest rates among institutions at all divisions. For more information on the Tritons, visit or follow UC San Diego Athletics on social media @UCSDtritons.

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