San Francisco Weather in February

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February continues the relatively rainy weather of winter at San Francisco, California. Yet the climate this month is more often sunny than wet.

This page gives detailed information on the typical February weather for San Francisco. You can jump directly to data and descriptions for:

The temperature, rainfall, sunshine and wind speed numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered in downtown San Francisco near the corner of Buchanan and Hermann Streets. The rest of the measurements are averages at the San Francisco International Airport, located south of the city center.

temperature iconTemperature

60 °F February average high 16 °C
48 °F February average low 9 °C

In most years, San Francisco averages a daily maximum temperature for February that's between 58 and 63 degrees Fahrenheit (14 to 17 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 45 and 50 °F (7 to 10 °C).

The days at San Francisco warm steadily during February. By the end of the month, the temperature has climbed around 3 °F (2 °C) above what it was at the start.

13 days 60 °F maximum or above (16 °C)
20 days 50 °F minimum or below (10 °C)

The temperature rises nearly every day during February to over 50 °F (10 °C) in San Francisco. The city averages 2 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 70s °F (over 21 °C). A temperature of 80 °F (27 °C) or above occurs only about once a decade during February.

The thermometer dips to 40 F (4 C) or below on an average of 1 night this month. But February does not normally get cold enough for frost.

precipitation iconRain

4.5 inches total February precipitation 113 millimetres
11 days of rain

Half the time, San Francisco receives 2 to 6 inches (50 to 161 mm) of rainfall in February. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.

sunshine iconSun

62 % sunshine in February
8 days with clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in San Francisco during 62 percent of daylight hours on average in February, for a total of 188 hours in the month. Typically on 8 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in February at San Francisco lasts for 10 hours and 49 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 10 hours and 20 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 11:21 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

humidity iconHumidity

76 % February average humidity

The relative humidity in San Francisco during February usually peaks at 84 percent in the morning then drops to 64 percent by late afternoon.

Local Time1 am4 am7 am10 am1 pm4 pm7 pm10 pm
Humidity % 82 84 84 75 65 64 75 78

wind iconWind

7.5 mph February wind speed average 12.1 kph

February is less windy than most other months in San Francisco.

lightning cloud iconStorms

3 days rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more
1 day with thunderstorms in February

San Francisco averages one February thunderstorm every two years.

Reference

These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals.

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