Best Time to Visit San Francisco

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit San Francisco. We created climate tables and charts for the location of San Francisco. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit San Francisco for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 5 °C to 23 °C
Waves Symbol 11 °C to 16 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.044.37 in (0 – 11 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Visit San Francisco: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 13 °C
Water max. 11 °C
FebruaryFeb
TemperaturesTemp. up to 15 °C
Water max. 11 °C
MarchMar
TemperaturesTemp. up to 16 °C
Water max. 12 °C
AprilApr
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SeptemberSep
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OctoberOct
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NovemberNov
TemperaturesTemp. up to 17 °C
Water max. 13 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 13 °C
Water max. 11 °C

Climate Chart San Francisco

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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table San Francisco

In the following, you will find the climate table for San Francisco, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature13°15°16°18°19°21°22°22°23°21°17°13°
Night Temperature10°11°12°13°13°11°
Water Temperature11°11°12°12°13°14°15°15°16°15°13°11°
Precipitation (inch)4.373.193.071.380.20.120.040.040.21.222.873.11
Rainy days1111106420024710
Hours of Sunshine6791011111099865
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 13.9 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: September (18 °C)
Coldest month: January (9.3 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 16 °C. Bathing would be very uncomfortable.

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 19.8 inch on 67 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 10.8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 8.4 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in San Francisco (Station San Francisco County)
few clouds     few clouds, 8.7 °C
Clouds: 20 %       Wind: 2 mph SSW
Air Pressure: 1018 hPa       Humidity: 71 %
Last updated: 15th Apr 2021, 03:04 pm
The next days …
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sky is clear9 °C to 14 °Csky is clear10 °C to 17 °Csky is clear11 °C to 19 °Cbroken clouds10 °C to 15 °Covercast clouds10 °C to 13 °Cfew clouds10 °C to 14 °C
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Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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USA: Regions

San Francisco is part of the holiday destination USA. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

San Francisco: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 2 reviews for San Francisco holiday already. Average rating is 4.5 of 5 stars.
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    Sofie, 21 years old was there in January

    Pleasantly warm – perfect for watching San Francisco!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Klaus, 69 years old was there in May

    During the day mostly sunny and warm, in the evening it became a bit cool.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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