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The Weather in San Francisco in April

Updated: February 8, 2024

This post covers the weather in April in San Francisco, with tips on what to wear as well as things to do, updated for 2024. 


April is a great time to explore San Francisco!

We've finally reached the end of the wet season, and we can expect to see a lot more sun.

The average high temperature will be around 63 F (17 C).

On a few of the warmer afternoons, you may expect temperatures to reach at least 75 F (24 C).

Average Temperatures in San Francisco in April

However, like other coastal climates, late nights and early mornings will be a bit cooler, with temperatures dropping to 50 F (10 C).


April showers may bring May flowers in other parts of the US, but not in San Francisco.

We may have one or two quick showers during the month, but for the most part, we're out of the wet season.

Does it rain in San Francisco in April?

Do I Need an Umbrella in San Francisco in April?

You're much more likely to experience windy days than rainy days in April in San Francisco.

So you can use the space in your luggage for a light scarf instead of an umbrella.

Seasonal Outlook - April to June 2024 San Francisco

Temperatures are expected to be near normal with a 69 % chance for normal to below-normal rainfall.


Layers, layers, layers! The weather can range from cool to warm, depending on the day and where you are in the City. Wind may also be a factor.

Jeans and sweaters are standard clothing in San Francisco.

What to Wear in San Francisco in April

For a bit more warmth, you can add a light jacket, which will feel nice for the cooler and windy areas.

For warmer days, or if you're taking a trip up to Napa and Sonoma wine country where it's warmer, you don't need to wear quite as much.

But as always, don't forget to pack some comfortable walking shoes.


There are more things to do in April than we list here, so be sure to read our full post on what to do and see this month, as well as our master post on things to do for any time of the year.

And if you are planning on visiting many of San Francisco's top attractions, then you should consider a tourist discount pass.

These passes could save up to 50% of retail ticket prices to tours, attractions, and restaurants.

Be sure to read our full post on what to do and see this month, as well as our master post on things to do for any time of the year.

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About The Author

Fred Pickhardt

Fred is a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. He has extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, and forensic weather event reconstructions. Fred founded Ocean Weather Services and currently provides forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
Updated: February 8th, 2024
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