San Jose is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and is sheltered from the Pacific Ocean by mountains, which provide relief from the rest of the area's typically high rainfall. It has a Mediterranean climate, with temperatures varying from 43°F (6°C) to 82°F (28°C) year-round and rarely dropping below 35°F (1°C) or rising above 92°F (33°C).
The warmest months fall between June and September, making it the perfect time for outdoor activities. For the most part, temperatures in this season range between 56°F (13°C) and 82°F (28°C), and the area receives minimal rain. Winter, which falls between December and February, is colder and brings with it more cloud cover and precipitation.
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