If you are a fan of Southern California’s Mediterranean climate, then you will be very happy with the weather in Ensenada.
Daily temperatures year-round are mild with an average high temperature of 67 F in January and 77 F in July, thanks mainly to the city’s location on the Pacific Ocean, about two hours south of San Diego, California.
If you are going out in the evening during January, you will want to wear a sweater or jacket. The average low temperature is 45 F. In July, things warm up a bit with an average low of 62 F.
The best weather of the year falls between May and October when highs are in the 70s and 80s, with nighttime lows that hover around 60 F. No air-conditioner needed in Ensenada.
In the cooler months between November and April, expect rain and highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s F. About 90 percent of Ensenada’s annual precipitation of about 10 inches falls during those months. And, like Southern California, expect the usual “May Gray” and “June Gloom” fog courtesy of the Pacific Ocean, Mother Nature’s reliable natural air-conditioner.
As a coastal city, Ensenada’s humidity generally is high throughout the year, but you will not notice it that much because of the city’s moderate temperatures.
And like all cities on the Pacific Rim, Ensenada experiences earthquakes. The last big earthquake in Baja California Norte was a 7.2 quake in 2010.
There is also some risk of flooding in low-lying areas during major rainstorms, and wildfires, often fueled by Santa Ana winds mainly during the dry, warm fall, can be a danger.