Escondido generally has warmer summers and cooler winters than the coast due to the city's location.
Temperatures vary from an average of 56° in December to an average of 76° in August, with an annual average rainfall of 15.2 inches and 263 sunny days per year. Escondido's climate is mild enough to allow the cultivation of avocados, grapes, and oranges.
When extremely hot weather is in the forecast, the City of Escondido offers Cool Zones at various City facilities. These Cool Zone sites are air-conditioned settings where seniors and others can safely gather to get relief from the heat. The Cool Zones encourage people to share air conditioning during the heat of the day, lowering individual usage and helping to conserve energy for the whole community.
Cool Zones currently open: None.
- The East Valley Community Center Cool Zone located 2245 East Valley Parkway is scheduled to open on Friday, August 14, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- COVID-19 Information: Facial coverings and social distancing will be required at all Cool Zone locations.