Average weather in January in San Francisco (California), United States of America

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in San Francisco in January is 8.2°C (46.76°F). The amount of rain in January is high with an average of 111mm (4.4in). It rains on average a total of 12 days. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 14.4°C (57.92°F). This makes January the coldest month of the year. The sun will occasionally show itself with 186 hours of sunshine during the whole month.


So what to wear in January? Visitors traveling to San Francisco should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will often be raining. Plan on layering your clothes. Some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly. With a water temperature of around 12.0°C (53.6°F), there is no need to bring your swimwear.

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For other monthly average weather and what to do in January look at the numbers below.

Monthly Averages in January

Show in Celsius

Min Temperature 46 °F
Max Temperature 57 °F
Water Temperature 53 °F
Chance of Rain 40%
Precipitation 4 in
Rainy Days 12
Sunshine Hours 186

 

Where to stay in San Francisco

Where to go in United States of America in January

Find out more about the weather in United States of America in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.

Swimming
5/10
Cycling
5/10
Walking
5/10
Camping
3/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

Weather Forecasts for San Francisco (California)

MON   Sep 26
72°F | 58°F
W 9 mph
TUE   Sep 27
64°F | 56°F
WNW 12 mph
WED   Sep 28
66°F | 59°F
WNW 13 mph

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