Whenever I’m asked where I live — and answer, “San Diego.” — the questioner often says, “Oh, beautiful San Diego! You’re so lucky!” San Diego is beautiful and I am lucky. But because of that generalization, I often have to explain a few things when out-of-towners visit, including that San Diego is not always sunny.
1. It’s not always sunny in San Diego.
San Diego has May Gray and June Gloom, so I always give warnings to friends and family who want to visit during those times. Throughout May and June, the sky along the coast is cloudy and overcast, producing cooler temps. Fortunately it usually burns off mid-morning to early afternoon, but some days the cloud-cover doesn’t dissipate. It is a persistent marine layer, another thing I inevitably have to explain.