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San Francisco: December Weather Averages

Daily averages for December
  Temperature 51°F


Low Temperature 46°F


  High Temperature 55°F


  Sunshine Hours 6 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 28 %
  Rainfall 112mm
  Rainfall days 10 days
  Chance of Rain 40 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 38 %
  Sea Temperature 55°F


Chance of Windy Day 17 %

Daily averages for December

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
°C 12 12 12 11 12 11 11 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 10
°F 54 54 54 52 54 52 52 52 52 54 52 52 52 52 50
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 11 10 10 10 10 10
52 52 52 52 52 52 52 52 52 50 52 50 50 50 50 50

Averages for San Francisco in December

December is winter in San Francisco, which means colder weather and a lot more rain, as this is rain season in San Francisco.

Bear in mind that when Californians say the weather is cold, this may not be the opinion of people who are not from the sunshine state.

The average daily temperature is 10.9°C, reaching highs of 13°C and dropping to lows of 8°C on average throughout the month.

When packing for a holiday in San Francisco in December, layers of clothing will be the key to keeping warm and comfortable throughout the month. Light gloves and a warm but not too heavy coat will also be important.

Make sure you don't forget the umbrella though!

The average amount of rainfall expected throughout December in San Francisco is for 112 mm over 10 days. 

There are on average 6 hours of sunshine expected per day in San Francisco throughout December.

With an average sea temperature of 13°C, December may not be the best month for you to go for a swim in the sea if that is what you want to do.

San Francisco is famed for its flamboyant and extravagant night life, with parades, festivities, events and festivals held throughout the year, and December is no exception.

The San Francisco ballet holds a rendition of The Nutcracker every December at the War Memorial Opera House.

Christmas Day in San Francisco means that Christmassy festivities are held throughout the city.

As with most places across the world, New Years Eve is a time of mass celebration in the city. Festivities take place across the day and the night in San Francisco, culminating with a fantastic firework display.

December events in San Francisco


Union Street Fantasy Of Lights

5th December 2015

2015 will welcomed the 25th annual annual event kicked off at Union street where everyone may join in the celebrations of the holiday season. There will be tons of Lights set in the Victorians which will make Union street a stunning backdrop for Santa and his elves. Featured in this event will also be live entertainment, singers, costumed characters, balloon artists, face painters, jugglers and real ponies dressed as reindeer. The Union Street Fantasy Of Lights Festival always creates a magical atmosphere and with the 25th annual celebrations, 2015 is sure to be a special one.


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