The climate of Ensenada is arid sub-tropical, with very mild, relatively rainy winters and warm, sunny summers.
The city is located on the Pacific coast of Baja California, where a cold sea current flows, making the climate particularly mild and arid.
Occasionally, from June to October, but with a higher probability in September, the city may be affected by the remnants of a hurricane coming from the Pacific to the west of Mexico. Typically, the main effects are heavy rainfall or scattered thunderstorms.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 13.6 °C (56 °F), that of the warmest month (August) is of 22 °C (72 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Ensenada - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)88910131417181613108
Max (°C)202020212223252626242220
Min (°F)464648505557636461555046
Max (°F)686868707273777979757268

Precipitation amounts to 260 millimeters (10.2 inches) per year: it is therefore scarce. It ranges from 0 mm (0 in) in the driest months (June, July, August) to 50 mm (2 in) in the wettest ones (January, February, March). Here is the average precipitation.
Ensenada - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)5050502050005102535260
Prec.(in)2220.80.20000.20.411.410.2
Days66642111123537

The sea temperature ranges between 16 °C (61 °F) and 21 °C (70 °F). Therefore, the sea remains a little cold even in summer. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Ensenada - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)161616161718202121201816
Temp (°F)616161616364687070686461

Ensenada

Best Time


Having a great climate, Ensenada can be visited all year round. However, from December to March, it can rain, and it can get a bit cold at night, especially in inland areas. In May and June, there may be morning mists. In summer, but especially in September and October, there can be very hot days, when the wind blows from the desert.
The best time to go to the beach is from July to October, when the sea is less cold.