San Francisco Weather February Averages, USA
What's the Weather like in San Francisco in February
The weather in San Francisco, USA in February remains cold and wet, although not as wet as January. It is still winter at this time of year, which means it is the rainy season. During February, temperatures continue to rise as the month progresses, with an average temperature of 110 C during the day. The average high and low temperatures range from a low of 80C to a high of 150C. The climate in this month is similar to that of Lisbon, Portugal in temperature and rainfall. The highest recorded temperature in February was 270C in 1986 and the lowest was 00C in 1989.
As it is still the rainy season, there is still a good chance of getting wet when visiting San Francisco, so don't forget to take an umbrella when exploring the city. The average rainfall during February is 97mm and 11 days of precipitation throughout the month. The chance of rain falling on any day in February is 42% with a greater chance of light to moderate rain rather than heavy downpours. The change of rain decreases as the month progresses and the wet season comes to an end.
If planning outdoor activities, more pleasant months to travel to San Francisco may be July and August when the area is dry and warm. There is almost no chance of snow falling in this month. Precipitation varies from year to year depending on conditions in the Pacific Ocean, with the El Nio bringing warmer wetter conditions or the cooler, dryer La Nia years which bring less rain. The wettest year on record was 1998 with 350mm of rain, and the driest was 1997 with only 5mm of rain. The single wettest day in February occurred on 3rd February 1998 when 85mm of rain fell. The eastern suburbs usually experience colder, wetter conditions than the western suburbs due to the topography of San Francisco.
The average hours of sunshine is 7 hours each day in In this month, and days are gradually getting longer as winter comes to an end. The sunrise is at around 6.40am and sunset at occurs at 6pm in early February. The amount of cloud cover is 67% on average each day during the month.
Humidity varies from around 58% to 93% during February and is generally more humid at the start of the month and becomes drier with lower humidity as the month progresses. Sea temperatures are a cold 120C in February, and the wind speed is generally light to moderate from a westerly direction ranging from 3 m/s to 12 m/s. Foggy conditions are not often seen at this time of year. A 25 day forecast is available for detailed travel planning for the coming weeks.
San Francisco Hotels in February
Westin St. Francis
The Westin St. Francis hotel is a 4* hotel centrally located in Union Square, known for its Magneta Grandfather clock, a popular meeting point and landmark in the area. With world-class service, distinguished décor and marble interior, this hotel is a balance of modern and classic luxury and offers amenities such as restaurant/bar, gym, concierge, internet, room service and is pet friendly.
The 5* Loews Regency hotel, located in the financial district of San Francisco, is close to the city's attractions such as Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square and the Ferry building and offers luxury accommodation with classic style and modern amenities. Take advantage of the concierge service, Brasserie S&P, the onsite restaurant, amazing views of the city, the 24-hour fitness centre and a spa. Rooms are well-appointed and the hotel has warm, personalized service and state-of-the-art technology throughout.
The Mosser hotel
For those travelling on a tighter budget, a good choice is the The Mosser hotel is a 2.5* hotel conveniently located close to Union Square and the convention centre. Within easy reach of restaurants, nightlife and shopping, this budget hotel provides free internet, a business centre, concierge service and has a restaurant and bar.
Bars and Restaurants
For a Japanese Californian fusion dining experience, try Ichido restaurant. This pop-up restaurant serves diners at different locations across the Mission and the Financial district and serves seafood locally caught, with a changing menu depending on the finest quality produce available at the time. The restaurant location is emailed to the diner after booking, ensuring a unique experience that is never the same twice.
Marrakech magic theatre
For something a little different, try the Marrakech magic theatre, sure to be a night of laughter, entertainment and fun. This small intimate theatre allows the magician to show unique tricks, sleight of hand and mentalism with the opportunity to meet the man himself with pre-show drinks in the lounge bar.
Things to do in San Francisco in February
Noise Pop festival
The Noise Pop festival usually runs from 19th February to 29th February and features Indie film, arts and music of artists who made their debut in the city. The festival features popular music acts and several films about the music and art scene in San Francisco. There are also a variety of shops, fairs, galleries and other events to keep you entertained. The festival is held at different locations around San Francisco.
Asian Art museum
The Asian Art museum is a fascinating look into the arts and objects of Asian culture. Located in the civic centre neighbourhood, the museum features a diverse collection of textiles, paintings, sculptures, furniture and other artefacts from across 6,000 years of Asian history with displays from Turkey, China, India, Japan and other Asian cultures.
San Francisco Jazz Festival
Debuting in 1983, the San Francisco Jazz Festival is an annual three-week celebration of today's best music, with over 30 concerts. Produced by SFJAZZ, a non-profit organization dedicated to jazz and jazz education. This usually takes place in February. For tickets click here