This post covers the weather in April in San Francisco, with tips on what to wear as well as things to do and is updated for 2020.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES IN APRIL
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).
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.
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.
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.
For a bit more warmth, you can add a light jacket, 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 of things to do for any time of the year. Below is our top 9.
And if you are planning on visiting many of San Francisco's top attractions, then you should consider a tourist discount pass as you could save up to 50% of retail ticket prices to tours, attractions, and restaurants.
- See a concert.
- Go to a baseball, basketball, or hockey game.
- See a hit musical such as Hamilton.
- Laugh at a stand up comedy show.
- See the colorful Painted Ladies.
- Save money with a tourist discount pass.
- Take the kids to Monster Jam.
- Sit in the audience for a live TV show taping.
- Enjoy the Cherry Blossom Festival.
- Go on a delicious food tour.