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Average weather May 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 May is 11.0°C (51.8°F). May is a dry month with an average of 18mm (0.7in) rain. This month generally has very pleasant temperatures. The average maximum temperature lies around 19.0°C (66.2°F). With a water temperature of around 13.0°C (55.4°F), this is not the best month to swim. If you enjoy looking at a blue sky and like sunbathing than this month is a great period to visit San Francisco. It has 325 hours of sun.

So what to wear in May? For visitors traveling to San Francisco we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings.

Do these climate conditions match with when you want to go to San Francisco? Find out where to stay here.

For other monthly weather averages and what to do in May look at the numbers below.

Monthly averages

°C
Min Temperature 11.0°C
Max Temperature 19.0°C
Water Temperature 13.0°C
Chance of Rain 10.0%
Precipitation 18mm
Rainy Days 3
Windspeed 21.6kmph
Humidity 74%
Sunshine Hours 325
Percentage Sunshine 73%

What to Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in May.
Cycling
10/10
Walking
10/10
Camping
10/10
Outdoor sports
10/10

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