What is the Weather in San Francisco in February

This post summaries the February weather in San Francisco, with tips on what to wear as well as things to do.  February in San Francisco tends to be somewhat cool, however, it is milder than most other US cities at this time of year.  

Average Temperatures
How Much Sun and Rain
What to Wear
Things to Do in February
Things to Do Any Month
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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). 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).


Average temperatures february san francisco



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.  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.


February Sun and Rain San Francisco


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