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.
The Cool Zone program is an established network of free, air-conditioned settings (such as libraries or community centers) across San Diego County that allow respite for older adults, persons with disabilities, or anyone looking to escape the extreme heat during the summer. Cool Zones are a way for residents to lower individual utility usage and help conserve energy for the whole community.
In partnership with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), the Cool Zone program is managed by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency.
To see a list of Cool Zones, please click here.