Averages for San Francisco in June
June San Francisco
June is the beginning of summer in San Francisco, USA, and the dry season has begun. This is a good time of year to visit of you want to avoid the heavy rain seen in January. The average temperature at this time of year is 130C and the average high and low temperatures can vary between an overnight low of 110C to a daytime high of 190C. The highest temperature recorded dur...
June San Francisco
June is the beginning of summer in San Francisco, USA, and the dry season has begun. This is a good time of year to visit of you want to avoid the heavy rain seen in January. The average temperature at this time of year is 130C and the average high and low temperatures can vary between an overnight low of 110C to a daytime high of 190C. The highest temperature recorded during June was 390C in 2000 and the lowest recorded was 80C in 1999.
This is the start of the dry season and average rainfall for this time of year is low at around 3mm expected in June with rainy days on only two days during the month. If it does rain, it is likely to be only brief, light showers or drizzle rather than heavy rain and there is little need to pack an umbrella or raincoat if visiting during this time of year, unlike the rainy months of December and January. The wettest year on record in the city was in 1977 when 76mm of rain fell, and the driest year was 1973 when 0mm fell throughout the month.
The average hours of sunshine in this month is 12 hours each day and the days are relatively the same length each day with little variation between the shortest day and the longest day throughout the month. The sun rises at around 5.50am and the sun sets at around 8.30pm every day. Cloud cover is also similar on most days at around 40% cover with clear skies more common than cloudy days. Humidity ranges from 50% to 88% during this month and is generally a relatively comfortable month in terms of humidity.
Fog is a common occurrence throughout the summer months, including June. The hot inland air rises and the colder heavier ocean air rushes in to replace it causing the foggy conditions. The fog is pulled through the Golden Gate passage into the bay and is more common in the morning and evening, clearing before reaching the city itself. The best place to see the fog is from the Golden Gate Bridge or the marina but it can get a bit chilly when the fog rolls in. Another great viewing spot is from the top of one of the hills where you can see the bay blanketed in thick fog. Typical wind speeds are between 2 m/s to 11 m/s, a light to fresh breeze with winds tending to become lighter towards the end of the month. A 25 day forecast is available for detailed travel planning for the coming weeks.
Where to stay
The Chelsea Motor Inn is a 2.5* hotel located in the lively Marina district near Fisherman’s Wharf. The hotel is close to bars, nightlife and restaurants and within easy reach of public transport. With limited free parking, a shuttle bus service and internet available in the hotel, this is a good choice for those on a budget who want to be close to the action.
The 3.5* Pier 2620 hotel is one of the city’s newest hotels and is located in a great spot at Fisherman’s Wharf. With local staff to advise you in exploring the city and a fitness centre, restaurants and a bar, this hotel has all the amenities visitors to the area need. The surrounding district has plenty to occupy everyone from kid’s activities to nightlife for the adults.
The 4* Hotel Nikko located in Union Square, is centrally located for tourist attractions, shopping and nightlife, and offers high quality facilities to make guests feel pampered and special throughout their stay. Featuring a health club with spa, massage, steam room, saunas and a pool, there is plenty for guests to do to keep themselves feeling relaxed. The restaurant and bar serve quality meals and drinks with Japanese/European fusion cuisine at its best. Internet access, business centre and meeting rooms are also available for guests to use.
Things to do
When visiting San Francisco, you can’t miss a trip to the infamous Alcatraz. This penitentiary was once home to some of America’s most dangerous criminals, including Al Capone and ‘The Birdman’ Robert Stroud, and was in operation between 1934-1963. The island is now home to a variety of wildlife such as birds, marine life and rare plants and flowers. Civil war-era buildings are also seen on the island as the island previously served as a harbour defence fort. Day trip cruises are available and are a top tourist attraction in the city.
A great way to stay active during the warm June days is to try your hand at sailing. AC Sailing SF is based at Pier 39 and offers something a bit special for anyone searching for speed and adventure. Go along for the chance to sail on the America’s Cup racing yacht USA 76, raced in the 2003 America’s Cup in Auckland, New Zealand. Public sailing and charters are available.
Restaurants and nightlife
The Players sports grill and arcade is a good place to relax with friends and enjoy a meal and a drink, located at the bay end of Pier 39. With over 200 live sports feeds from around the world, this is the perfect spot to watch the game or enjoy the excitement of an arcade with over 85 games, prize centre and more. There is a great bar menu, a Tiki bar and Luau lounge and beers on tap catering for all tastes. Spend an afternoon or evening here and soak up the atmosphere of the bay at Pier 39.
The bar with the best view in town is the The View Lounge at the Marriott hotel in downtown San Francisco. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails and quality beers and wines as you gaze out over the city. Bar meals are available and is the perfect romantic spot for couples to watch the sunset or groups looking for a unique and relaxing spot for afternoon or evening drinks.