San Clemente Water Temperature

San Clemente with its gorgeous beach and picturesque pier is one of the prettiest coastal towns in Orange County, California. The resort is a favourite for those who enjoy relaxing beach based breaks with plenty of water sports and activities close at hand. It’s easy to reach San Clemente from almost anywhere.


The city is half way between San Diego and Los Angeles so visitors can find international flights easily before connecting to local services for a shuttle flight to John Wayne Airport, just 25 miles away. There is good shopping on Avenida del Mar, and the town boast plenty of great bars and restaurants.

San Clemente is a town close to pacific ocean. August is the month with the hottest water temperature at 68.7°F / 20.4°C. The coldest month is February with an ø water temperature of 58.5°F / 14.7°C. January is the month with the lowest precipitation of 0in / 0mm and May with the highest precipitation in a year with 0.1in / 1.6mm. The avg. air temperature is around 71.6°F / 22°C, August is the month with the highest temperature. January is the coolest with 55.6°F / 13.1°C average air temperature. June, July, August, September would be the best time to visit. cold steppe climates would be the climate here.

San Clemente Summary

Description Value
Current water temperature /
Warmest Month Water Temperature: August with 68.7°F / 20.4°C
Coldest Month Water Temperature: February with 58.5°F / 14.7°C
Warmest Month Air Temperature: August with 71.6°F / 22°C
Coldest Month Air Temperature: January with 55.6°F / 13.1°C
Wettest Month: May with 0.1in / 1.6mm
Driest Month: January with 0in / 0mm
Highest Humidity March with 75%
Lowest Humidity November with 68.8%
Best Time to Visit: June, July, August, September
Climate Classification cold steppe climates

San Clemente water temperature by month

pacific ocean water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°F)

ø. Water

Temperature (°F)

Min. Water

Temperature (°F)

January

59.2 58.8 58.5

February

58.8 58.6 58.3

March

59.4 58.8 58.5

April

60.8 59.7 59.2

May

62.6 61.5 60.6

June

65.5 63.9 62.6

July

68.4 67.1 65.5

August

69.4 68.5 68

September

69.4 68.5 67.8

October

68 66.6 65.3

November

65.5 63.7 61.7

December

61.7 60.3 59

pacific ocean water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°C)

ø. Water

Temperature (°C)

Min. Water

Temperature (°C)

January

15.1 14.9 14.7

February

14.9 14.8 14.6

March

15.2 14.9 14.7

April

16 15.4 15.1

May

17 16.4 15.9

June

18.6 17.7 17

July

20.2 19.5 18.6

August

20.8 20.3 20

September

20.8 20.3 19.9

October

20 19.2 18.5

November

18.6 17.6 16.5

December

16.5 15.7 15

The warmest water temperature are in August with around 68.7°F / 20.4°C. The coldest in February with an average water temperature of 58.5°F / 14.7°C.

San Clemente water temperatures peak in the first week of September when you can expect them to be around 64 to 72F or 18 to 22C.  The coldest water temperatures occur from January to March when 55 to 61F or 13 to 16C is common.  Surfers and divers will find that a 3/2mm wetsuit is ideal in summer, while during the colder February days a 4/3mm suit and 3mm bootees are more appropriate.  Swimming and kayaking are popular during the summer when the water is pleasant though not overly warm.


San Clemente weather today & 14-day weather forecast

Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Sep. 23
Scattered clouds
76 °F
63°F
25 °C
17°C
1mph (2km/h)
west-southwest
0in (0mm)
20 %
78%
Sep. 24
Broken clouds
74 °F
59°F
24 °C
15°C
1mph (1km/h)
southwest
0in (0mm)
10 %
82%
Sep. 25
Clear Sky
80 °F
61°F
27 °C
16°C
1mph (2km/h)
southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
56%
Sep. 26
Few clouds
77 °F
59°F
25 °C
15°C
1mph (2km/h)
west
0in (0mm)
0 %
66%
Sep. 27
Few clouds
73 °F
55°F
23 °C
13°C
1mph (2km/h)
west
0in (0mm)
0 %
79%
Sep. 28
Few clouds
74 °F
54°F
23 °C
12°C
1mph (2km/h)
south-southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
77%
Sep. 29
Few clouds
85 °F
53°F
30 °C
12°C
1mph (2km/h)
south-southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
71%
Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Sep. 30
Few clouds
81 °F
58°F
27 °C
15°C
1mph (2km/h)
west-southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
56%
Oct. 01
Scattered clouds
81 °F
60°F
27 °C
16°C
1mph (2km/h)
south-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
56%
Oct. 02
Few clouds
82 °F
58°F
28 °C
14°C
1mph (1km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
0 %
58%
Oct. 03
Broken clouds
67 °F
61°F
20 °C
16°C
1mph (1km/h)
west
0in (0mm)
0 %
47%
Oct. 04
Broken clouds
67 °F
55°F
19 °C
13°C
1mph (1km/h)
southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
45%
Oct. 05
Clear Sky
75 °F
55°F
24 °C
13°C
1mph (2km/h)
south-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
51%
Oct. 06
Few clouds
70 °F
56°F
21 °C
14°C
2mph (3km/h)
south-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
67%
Oct. 07
Few clouds
67 °F
53°F
19 °C
12°C
2mph (3km/h)
south-southeast
0in (0mm)
20 %
73%
Oct. 08
Clear Sky
67 °F
67°F
19 °C
19°C
1mph (2km/h)
southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
49%

San Clemente weather by month / climate table

Max.

Temperature

°F

ø.

Temperature

°F

Min.

Temperature

(°F)

Precip.

(in)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

66.6 55.6 45.5 0 0 71%

February

66 55.8 47.3 0 0 72.5%

March

67.6 57.6 48.7 0 0 75%

April

69.1 59.4 52 0 0 71.8%

May

70.9 62.1 55 0.1 0 72.7%

June

76.3 65.7 58.3 0 0 72.9%

July

80.1 70.5 63.3 0 0 72.4%

August

81.1 71.6 64.9 0 0 72%

September

81.1 70.9 63.9 0 0 72.6%

October

78.6 66.9 58.3 0 0 70.6%

November

72.9 61.5 51.3 0 0 68.8%

December

65.8 55.6 45.9 0 0 72%

Max.

Temperature

°C

ø.

Temperature

°C

Min.

Temperature

(°C)

Precip.

(mm)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

19.2 13.1 7.5 0 0 71%

February

18.9 13.2 8.5 0 0 72.5%

March

19.8 14.2 9.3 0 0 75%

April

20.6 15.2 11.1 0 0 71.8%

May

21.6 16.7 12.8 1.6 0 72.7%

June

24.6 18.7 14.6 0.1 0 72.9%

July

26.7 21.4 17.4 0.1 0 72.4%

August

27.3 22 18.3 0 0 72%

September

27.3 21.6 17.7 0 0 72.6%

October

25.9 19.4 14.6 0 0 70.6%

November

22.7 16.4 10.7 0 0 68.8%

December

18.8 13.1 7.7 0 0 72%
The hottest avg. temperature is around 71.6°F / 22°C, August is the month with the highest temperature. January is the coolest with 55.6°F / 13.1°C average temperature. January is the month with the lowest precipitation of 0in / 0mm and May with the maximum precipitation in a year with 0.1in / 1.6mm.

Best time to visit San Clemente

San Clemente has favourable conditions for holidays at any time of year, thanks to its mild, Mediterranean type climate.  The sunny, warm summers give way to mild winters and you can expect annual temperatures of between 64F or 18C in December which is the coolest month to 79F or 26C in August.  With over 310 days of sunshine a year and low annual rainfall, San Clemente is perfect for winter or summer breaks.

You should see this when you visiting San Clemente

The stunning beach is the highlight of any holiday in San Clemente, and the range of facilities and water sports reflect this.  Cycling and walking are also popular, and the beach is always the best place to watch the spectacular sunsets over the Pacific Ocean from.  Art lovers can find exhibitions in Casa Romantica, the former home of the founder of San Clemente, Ole Hanson.  There is a good choice of restaurants, including some right on the pier, and local bars are relaxed and friendly.

Activities & POI in San Clemente

Type of Activity List
Beach Poche Beach, San Clemente State Beach, Baby Beach, Church, T Street Beach, The Pier Beach, North Day Use Beach, South Day Use Beach, Group Campsite, El Portal, North Beach, Strands Beach, Cotton's Point
Marina for Sailing, Boat adventures, fishing Embarcadero Marina, East Basin, West Basin
Attraction Mission San Juan Capistrano
Golf Course Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club, Talega Golf Club, Shorecliffs Golf Club, San Juan Hills Golf Club, San Clemente Municipal Golf Course

Picture Copyright Flickr CC 2.0: Saajan Chana

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