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How is the Weather in San Francisco in February

Updated: February 8, 2024

This post summaries the February weather in San Francisco, with tips on what to wear as well as things to do. You may also find helpful our weather posts for January and March.

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Daytime temperatures tend to average in the upper 50s F to lower 60s F (15C-16C) while late night and early morning low temperatures tend to be in the mid-40s F to low 50s F (8C-11C). 

Average temperatures february san francisco

On a few of the warmer afternoons, you will see temperatures warm into the upper 60s F (about 20C) while a few of the colder mornings, especially early in the month temperatures can dip down to the lower 40sF (about 5C).

The highest temperature ever reported during February in San Francisco was 81F (27.2C) while the lowest was 31F -0.6C). 


On average, about 16 days will be either clear or at least partly sunny with 10 days reporting some rainfall.

Of those 10 days, however, only about 3 days will see heavy rainfalls of 0.5 inches (about 13mm) or more. 

February Sun and Rain San Francisco

Daylight hours increase this month from January, allowing more time outside to explore this great city.

Early in February, you can expect about 10.5 hours of daylight increasing to almost 11.5 hours by the end of the month.

The wind in San Francisco during February tends to mostly be light to moderate, ranging between 6mph and 12 mph but occasionally can exceed 15 mph.


No need for heavy winter ware here, just a light or medium weight jacket or coat will do most of the time.

Bring a couple of sweaters or pull-overs to dress in layers for the colder days and some lighter spring clothes for the warmer days.

What to wear in february in san francisco

The wind near the waterfront tends to be somewhat stronger so dress accordingly and remember to bring a good pair of walking shoes.

For more specific tips on what to wear as well as how to look like a San Francisco local, check out this website.


There are more things to do in February than we can 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 7.

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.

  • Chinese New Year Festival
  • Noise Pop Festival
  • Independent Film Festival
  • Free Museum Days
  • Mardi Gras SF
  • Wine Tasting Days
  • Watch Basketball and Hockey

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.

Seasonal Outlook

January to March 2024 San Francisco

Temperatures are expected to be near normal with a 77% chance for below normal rainfall. 

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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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