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The Weather in San Francisco in July

Updated: February 8, 2024

This post covers the weather in July in San Francisco, including average temperatures and rainfall, plus tips on what to pack and things to do.   


Unlike other parts of the United States, it can actually be a little chilly during July in San Francisco.

In the city itself, temperatures above 80 F (27 C) are unusual.

How Hot is San Francisco in July

Most of the time, you can expect the temperature to remain in the mid-60s F (17-19 C).

Depending on where you are in the city, some days reach up into the 80s F (27-28 C)

The usual early morning and late night lows are mid-50s F (12 to 13 °C).


Most of the days this month will be sunny or partly sunny as July averages 29 days of sunshine.

The rest of the days are more likely to be cloudy than rainy.

How Much Rain in July in San Francisco

How Foggy is it in July in San Francisco?

There might often be fog in the morning and sometimes an afternoon fog may come in with a breeze.

Do I Need an Umbrella in San Francisco in July?

No! July is well into the dry season, and you are unlikely to see any rain. We average less than 1 mm of rain over the entire month.

It's a great time of year to take one of our pay-what-you-wish walking tours

So you can feel safe walking around the city and leaving your raincoat and umbrella at home.

Seasonal Outlook - July to September 2024 San Francisco

There is a 72% chance for normal to above-normal temperatures with near-normal rainfall.


As with many months of the year, it is important to plan for many different types of weather.

Even if the temperature reaches the 80s during the day, you can be sure that evening and nighttime temperatures will drop into the high 50s F (14 C).

What to Wear in San Francisco in July

So be sure to bring layers! With a light jacket or windbreaker, jeans, and shirts, you should be comfortable during your trip.

As always, don't forget to pack some comfortable walking shoes!


There are more things to do in July 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 for any time of the year.

Below are our top choices.

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

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

  1. Attend a Music Concert
  2. Watch a Baseball Game
  3. See Hamilton the Musical
  4. Japan Day Festival
  5. Celebrate the 4th of July
  6. SF Lamb Jam
  7. San Francisco Marathon
  8. City Lights Bookstore
  9. Renegade Craft Fair
  10. Visit the Aquarium of the Bay

Find out more and read our full post on what to do and see this month,

You may find our posts for the weather in June and August also helpful.

Written by Fred Pickhardt

Ocean Weather Services

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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