Temecula residents indicate the the Weather is among the most important factors they like about living in the community. While summers are hot, most evenings a cooling Ocean breeze picks up about 5:00 PM making for perfect patio weather. Temecula's location creates a micro-climate that does not exist further to the North in the communities of Murrieta an Menifee.
Temecula is just 22 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. The Temecula Valley is bordered by inland valleys and coastal mountains ranging from 2,000 to 11,000 feet elevation; this creates a low-pressure area characterized by warm days and cool nights.
Rainbow Gap and Temecula Gorge are two low-elevation spots in the coastal mountains that funnel the prevailing winds from the South-South-West, drawing cool marine air into the Temecula Valley