What is the Weather Like Across the Border in Tijuana?

Tijuana offers the full border-town experience, with its vibrant cocktail of cultures, vigorous nightlife, great range of restaurants and bars, stunning natural surroundings, trademarked shark cage diving experiences, and an unmatched paradisal climate.

January is usually the coldest and wettest month of the year for the city. During the rainy season, between the months of November and March, storms originate from fronts entering off the Pacific Ocean. Temperatures can average in the mid-50’s during these months. And when April signifies the end of winter, it brings with it the start of Santa Ana winds – observed in Southern California as well. Though the daytime highs are generally around 68 °F, heat waves can leave the city deadlocked in the low 90’s.

The hottest months, also form part of the semi-arid dry season. During August and September temperatures can average within the low 70’s. However, Tijuana summers are by far the driest time of year, since influences from the California Current and the North Pacific High suppress the formation of rainfall caused by the North American Monsoon. As in coastal Southern California, air pollution sometimes occurs during periods of temperature inversion, especially during summer and fall, but – unlike Mexico City – is seldom severe, and in recent years has lessened due to cleaner car engines.

Throughout the year, Tijuana wears many different faces. Iit’s at once a raucous spring-break destination and a wildly dynamic cultural hub, but – due to its stunningly consistent weather – always a marvelous Mexican escape.

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