This post covers the weather in March in San Francisco, with tips on what to wear as well as things to do.
- Average Temperatures
- How Much Sun and Rain
- What to Wear
- Things to Do
- Seasonal Outlook
- Free Tours by Foot
March is a cool month in San Francisco with morning lows mostly in the mid to upper 40s F (8-9 C) with afternoon highs mostly in the low to mid-60s F (16-17 C).
A few of the cooler mornings may see temperatures drop into the lower 40s F (5-6 C) or less while a couple of warmer afternoons can reach the upper 60s F (20 C) or more.
Over the years San Francisco has seen temperature extremes during March from as low as 30f (-1C) to as high as 85 f (29C).
About 18 or 19 days this month will see either sunny or at least partly sunny skies over San Francisco, so March is a good time to explore this city.
About 11 days this month see some precipitation.
However, only 2-3 days will record significant rainfall amounts of 1/2 inch (13 mm) or more.
Early March tends to be wetter than the latter part of the month.
San Francisco can be breezy at times with the wind during March coming mostly from the west or northwest at 9-12 mph (15-20 kph) with gusts generally 18-21 mph (up to 32 kph).
The weather tends to be cool so a couple of sweaters with long sleeve shirts (no shorts) and at least 1 medium weight jacket or coat will be needed.
You won't need any heavy winter clothes and don’t forget to pack some comfortable walking shoes.
Below is our top 9.
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- Watch a Warriors basketball game.
- Take in a major concert.
- See Hamilton the musical.
- Take a free walking tour with us.
- Watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
- Attend the Beyond Berlin Film Festival.
- See Disney on Ice with the kids.
- Enjoy a food festival.
- Explore Golden Gate Park.
Season Outlook - January to March 2023 San Francisco
Temperatures are expected to be near normal with a 77% chance for below normal rainfall.