Averages for San Francisco in April
April San Francisco
April in San Francisco, USA is gradually getting warmer as spring begins moving into summer. The average temperature during this month is slowly beginning to rise to around 110C and the average high and low temperatures also rise from a day time high of 170C to an overnight low of 100C. The climate at this time of year is similar to that seen in Istanbul, Turkey, although...
April San Francisco
April in San Francisco, USA is gradually getting warmer as spring begins moving into summer. The average temperature during this month is slowly beginning to rise to around 110C and the average high and low temperatures also rise from a day time high of 170C to an overnight low of 100C. The climate at this time of year is similar to that seen in Istanbul, Turkey, although there is less chance of rain in San Francisco. For visitors who prefer a little more warmth during the day, the months of July and August might be preferable as the average temperatures are higher during the summer. The highest recorded temperature in April was 340C in 1989 and the lowest recorded was -50C in 1996.
The average rainfall to be expected throughout April is 38mm that falls over around 6 days during the month. The amount of rain is gradually decreasing as the month goes on as the rainy winter season comes to an end and the dry summer approaches. Most precipitation seen during this month is light rain or drizzle and heavy downpours are fairly rare. The wettest April on record was in 1973 when 431mm of rain fell during the month, and the driest April was in 1977 with 0 mm of rain recorded.
The average hours of sunshine during April is 10 hours per day, gradually increasing throughout the month. The length of day increases from the beginning to the end of April by around one hour, with sunrise at 7.30am and sunset at 7pm at the start of the month. Cloud cover is fairly consistent in April at around 50% cover so clear skies are likely to be experienced during a visit to the city in this month.
Humidity ranges from 50-90% during April, becoming drier and less humid later in the month. Sea temperatures remain cold at 120C so land-based activities may be a good choice. Wind speeds are light at around 1 m/s to a maximum of 10 m/s, with wind speeds increasing on average later in April. There are not usually foggy conditions at this time of the year. A 25 day forecast is available for detailed travel planning for the coming weeks.
Where to stay
The Days Inn hotel in the downtown Civic centre area of San Francisco is a good hotel to be based while exploring in the cooler April months. This 2* hotel is value for money and is in a great location for accessing public transport and has free parking available. It is only a 10-minute walk from the Asian art museum and SFJAZZ centre, while Union Square is within 2 miles. The hotel provides free breakfast, cable TV in rooms and internet access.
Another great option is the Holiday Inn at Fisherman’s Wharf. This 3.5* hotel is an easy walk to the bay area, Pier 39, Alcatraz ferries and Fisherman’s Wharf attractions and is within easy reach by cable car to Union Square and other downtown attractions. With an outdoor heated pool, fitness centre, restaurant and in room facilities such as TV, and pay-per-view movies, this is an ideal base for your visit to San Francisco.
For a little luxury, why not stay at the Hilton hotel in Union Square? This is a 4* hotel centrally located within easy reach of many tourist attractions and within walking distance to Chinatown, Nob Hill, shopping and dining. The hotel features a heated outdoor pool and whirlpool on the 16th floor deck, with a gym and fitness centre, while guests can relax in the restaurant and bar. A concierge, internet access and business facilities are further amenities this hotel has to offer.
Things to do
For thrill seeking visitors, the Darkride at Pier 39 is an action packed, high energy ride that will excite and energise. Along with a 20 seat theatre, massive movie screen and 3D technology, this energetic, high adrenaline experience will have you riding, blasting and competing with each other through other dimensions.
The Exploratorium is a great way to spend a cool April day, with new facilities on Pier 15, this interactive museum will bring creativity and interest to people of all age groups. A museum of science, art and human perception, this activity brings the world of science to life in a fun and interactive way. With over 600 interactive exhibits and spectacular city views from the observatory, this museum is a must see when visiting San Francisco.
Restaurants and nightlife
While in San Francisco, check out the Saloon, one of the oldest pubs in the city and featuring some great blues bands and music throughout the week. The atmosphere in this bar is welcoming and with friendly locals, visitors are sure to have a fun night out in this city bar.
For great authentic Italian food, head to Il Casaro Pizzeria and Mozzarella bar on Columbus Avenue. This child-friendly relaxed restaurant offers great pizza with authentic Italian ingredients, prepared while you watch and is perfect for a casual dining experience in Little Italy.