November is usually the sunniest month of the year in San Diego but the weather this weekend won't cooperate to prove the point.
Two weather fronts from the Gulf of Alaska are moving toward San Diego, but rain will only extend as far south as Santa Barbara County, National Weather Service forecaster Wilbur Shigehara said. However, they will bring to San Diego County cooler-than-average temperatures, night and morning low clouds and fog, and only partly sunny afternoons in most areas.
"People think that the summer months are . . . the sunniest here in San Diego," Shigehara said. "Actually, November has the most sunshine, with an average of 15 totally clear days. May and June, on the other hand, are considered the cloudiest months because of all the morning fog resulting in partly cloudy days."
The high temperature at Lindbergh Field Thursday was 65. The average high temperature for the date is 69.
"What we have is a stagnant condition," Shigehara said. "The air mass is not really moving because the high pressure is not strong enough to push the clouds away, the sea breeze is too weak to change anything, and the storms from the north are moving east. There's just nothing that is really dominating."