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San Francisco Weather in May, USA

SAN FRANCISCO AVERAGES FOR MAY

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San Francisco Averages May

  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month

    Temperature

    13°C
    55°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

    17°C
    63°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

    10°C
    50°F
  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

    16°C
    62°F
  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

    13°C
    56°F
  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

    12°C
    54°F
  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    11 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    4 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall

    18 mm

San Francisco Daily Averages May

May 2024 Forecast, Daily Averages

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
1 Avg 18º 64º
Thu
2 Avg 17º 63º
Fri
3 Avg 17º 63º
Sat
4 Avg 15º 59º
5 Avg 15º 59º
6 Avg 15º 59º
7 Avg 15º 59º
8 Avg 15º 59º
9 Avg 15º 59º
10 Avg 14º 57º
11 Avg 15º 59º
12 Avg 15º 59º
13 Avg 14º 57º
14 Avg 15º 59º
15 Avg 14º 57º
16 Avg 14º 57º
17 Avg 15º 59º
18 Avg 15º 59º
19 Avg 15º 59º
20 Avg 15º 59º
21 Avg 15º 59º
22 Avg 15º 59º
23 Avg 14º 57º
24 Avg 14º 57º
25 Avg 14º 57º
26 Avg 14º 57º
27 Avg 15º 59º
28 Avg 15º 59º
29
30
31
  • 10

    50

    Hour 5

    5:00

  • Sunset

    05:51

  • 10

    50

    Hour 6

    6:00

  • 11

    52

    Hour 7

    7:00

  • 12

    54

    Hour 8

    8:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 9

    9:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 10

    10:00

  • 15

    59

    Hour 11

    11:00

  • 16

    61

    Hour 12

    12:00

  • 16

    61

    Hour 13

    13:00

  • 16

    61

    Hour 14

    14:00

  • 17

    63

    Hour 15

    15:00

  • 17

    63

    Hour 16

    16:00

  • 17

    63

    Hour 17

    17:00

  • 16

    61

    Hour 18

    18:00

  • 15

    59

    Hour 19

    19:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 20

    20:00

  • Sunset

    20:23

  • 13

    55

    Hour 21

    21:00

  • 12

    54

    Hour 22

    22:00

  • 12

    54

    Hour 23

    23:00

  • Thursday
  • 11

    52

    0:00

  • 11

    52

    1:00

  • 11

    52

    2:00

  • 10

    50

    3:00

  • 10

    50

    4:00

    • 0600

      Clear

      10º

      50º

    • 0700

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0800

      Clear

      12º

      54º

    • 0900

      Clear

      13º

      55º

    • 1000

      Clear

      14º

      57º

    • 1100

      Clear

      15º

      59º

    • 1200

      Clear

      16º

      61º

    • 1300

      Clear

      16º

      61º

    • 1400

      Clear

      16º

      61º

    • 1500

      Clear

      17º

      63º

    • 1600

      Clear

      17º

      63º

    • 1700

      Clear

      17º

      63º

    • 1800

      Clear

      16º

      61º

    • 1900

      Clear

      15º

      59º

    • 2000

      Clear

      14º

      57º

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    • 2100

      Clear

      13º

      55º

    • 2200

      Clear

      12º

      54º

    • 2300

      Clear

      12º

      54º

    • 0000

      Thu

      Clear

      12º

      54º

    • 0100

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0200

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0300

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0400

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0500

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 05 51

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  • 11

    52

    Hour 5

    5:00

  • Sunset

    05:51

  • 11

    52

    Hour 6

    6:00

  • 12

    54

    Hour 7

    7:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 8

    8:00

  • 15

    59

    Hour 9

    9:00

  • 16

    61

    Hour 10

    10:00

  • 17

    63

    Hour 11

    11:00

  • 17

    63

    Hour 12

    12:00

  • 18

    64

    Hour 13

    13:00

  • 18

    64

    Hour 14

    14:00

  • 17

    63

    Hour 15

    15:00

  • 17

    63

    Hour 16

    16:00

  • 17

    63

    Hour 17

    17:00

  • 16

    61

    Hour 18

    18:00

  • 15

    59

    Hour 19

    19:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 20

    20:00

  • Sunset

    20:24

  • 13

    55

    Hour 21

    21:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 22

    22:00

  • 12

    54

    Hour 23

    23:00

  • Friday
  • 12

    54

    0:00

  • 11

    52

    1:00

  • 11

    52

    2:00

  • 11

    52

    3:00

  • 11

    52

    4:00

    • 0600

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0700

      Clear

      12º

      54º

    • 0800

      Clear

      13º

      55º

    • 0900

      Clear

      15º

      59º

    • 1000

      Clear

      16º

      61º

    • 1100

      Clear

      17º

      63º

    • 1200

      Clear

      17º

      63º

    • 1300

      Clear

      18º

      64º

    • 1400

      Clear

      18º

      64º

    • 1500

      Clear

      17º

      63º

    • 1600

      Clear

      17º

      63º

    • 1700

      Clear

      17º

      63º

    • 1800

      Clear

      16º

      61º

    • 1900

      Clear

      15º

      59º

    • 2000

      Clear

      14º

      57º

    • 20 24

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    • 2100

      Clear

      13º

      55º

    • 2200

      Clear

      13º

      55º

    • 2300

      Clear

      12º

      54º

    • 0000

      Fri

      Clear

      12º

      54º

    • 0100

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0200

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0300

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0400

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0500

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 05 51

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  • 11

    52

    Hour 5

    5:00

  • Sunset

    05:50

  • 11

    52

    Hour 6

    6:00

  • 12

    54

    Hour 7

    7:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 8

    8:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 9

    9:00

  • 15

    59

    Hour 10

    10:00

  • 15

    59

    Hour 11

    11:00

  • 16

    61

    Hour 12

    12:00

  • 16

    61

    Hour 13

    13:00

  • 16

    61

    Hour 14

    14:00

  • 15

    59

    Hour 15

    15:00

  • 15

    59

    Hour 16

    16:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 17

    17:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 18

    18:00

  • 12

    54

    Hour 19

    19:00

  • 12

    54

    Hour 20

    20:00

  • Sunset

    20:25

  • 11

    52

    Hour 21

    21:00

  • 11

    52

    Hour 22

    22:00

  • 11

    52

    Hour 23

    23:00

  • Saturday
  • 12

    54

    0:00

  • 11

    52

    1:00

  • 11

    52

    2:00

  • 11

    52

    3:00

  • 11

    52

    4:00

    • 0600

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0700

      Clear

      12º

      54º

    • 0800

      Clear

      13º

      55º

    • 0900

      Clear

      14º

      57º

    • 1000

      Clear

      15º

      59º

    • 1100

      Clear

      15º

      59º

    • 1200

      Clear

      16º

      61º

    • 1300

      Clear

      16º

      61º

    • 1400

      Clear

      16º

      61º

    • 1500

      Clear

      15º

      59º

    • 1600

      Clear

      15º

      59º

    • 1700

      Clear

      14º

      57º

    • 1800

      Clear

      13º

      55º

    • 1900

      Clear

      12º

      54º

    • 2000

      Clear

      12º

      54º

    • 20 25

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    • 2100

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 2200

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 2300

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0000

      Sat

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0100

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0200

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0300

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0400

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0500

      Clear

      10º

      50º

    • 05 51

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What's the Weather like in San Francisco in May

Temperature 

The climate in May in San Francisco, USA remains similar to the weather in April, with similar temperatures although there is less rainfall this month. For visitors to the city, this month is beginning to get warmer with an average temperature of 130C although the area can see average high and low temperatures ranging from a low of 100C to a high of 170C during the day. The temperatures are gradually increasing throughout the month and towards the end of May there is a greater chance of temperatures reaching the higher averages. The highest recorded temperature in May was 380C in 2001 and the lowest temperature on record this month was in 2003 when the thermometer only reached 60C.

Rain 

Precipitation becomes less likely later in the month as the dry summer months get nearer. The average rainfall in May is 18mm during the month with rainy days experienced in around four days throughout May. It is unlikely that a heavy downpour will spoil sightseeing of visiting at this time of year, but light rain or drizzle may mean an umbrella is needed when out exploring. The wettest day recorded in May was in 1973 when 580mm rain fell, while in 2012 there was no recorded rainfall all month.

Sunshine Hours 

The average hours of sunshine during this month is around 11 hours with the length of the day gradually increasing by just under an hour from the beginning of the month to the end. At the start of May, sunrise is at around 6.15am while sunset is at 8pm. Cloud cover is fairly constant at about 50% so clear skies are likely to be seen on some days when visiting the city. Cloud cover decreases towards the end of the month. Humidity levels vary from 50% to 88% and the humidity generally increases towards the end of the month.

Average Sea Temperature 

Sea temperatures remain a chilly 120C, unchanged from the last 2 months, and it is not the best time of year to go for a swim in the bay. A 25 day forecast is available for detailed travel planning for the coming weeks.

San Francisco Hotels in May

Nineteen 06 hotel

A good choice of neighbourhood to stay in during May is the Mission district. This area is known for cultural attractions, artistic community, street murals and many cafes and bars catering for a variety of budgets. The Nineteen 06 hotel is a 2.5* guesthouse with a charming local character that strives to be eco-friendly. Close to all the shops and cafes, this is a home away from home when visiting San Francisco.

Fairmont Hotel

Another great option is Nob Hill and the Fairmont Hotel. This is a 5* luxury hotel has fantastic panoramic views from the top of Nob Hill, and offers all the luxuries expected from a world-renowned hotel. The grandeur of the hotel is matched by its first class service and has many amenities to make your stay memorable. The hotel has bars and restaurants onsite along with a fitness centre and spa, concierge service, a business centre and meeting rooms as well as babysitting services.

Da Vinci Villa

The da Vinci Villa is a 3.5* hotel located at Russian Hill, an area with many cafes and restaurants. This boutique hotel opened in 2011 and is located between the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Close to many tourist attractions and activities, this hotel is ideal for a weekend escape or a longer holiday. It offers a pool, fitness centre, concierge service, internet access and a restaurant. The hotel does not cater for pets and is non-smoking throughout. It provides activities for children and babysitting services.

San Francisco Beach for May

Baker Beach

Baker Beach is a public beach on the peninsula of San Francisco. The beach lies on the shore of the Pacific Ocean in the northwest of the city. It is half a mile long, beginning just south of Golden Gate Point. The northern section of Baker Beach is considered a nudist beach.

Bars and Restaurants

Seven Hills

The Seven Hills restaurant in the Nob Hill district of San Francisco, is a small restaurant with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients that showcase the best the farmers of the region have to offer. Specialising in Italian cuisine and homemade pasta, this is an ideal romantic dining experience for those looking for something quiet and intimate.

Pub crawl SF

Visitors looking for something a little more lively should try the Pub crawl SF. A great way to meet new people while having fun and exploring the city, this pub crawl takes in three bars and one nightclub, with exclusive drink offers and no entry fees. The guide for the evening knows the best nightspots to party and will make sure everyone has a good time and stays safe. Take your friends or meet new ones on the night.

Things to do in San Francisco in May

SF Food Tour

A great way to spend a day during May is to take part in a walking tour. San Francisco is a world class culinary destination, so why not make your tour a food tour such as the SF Food Tour. This tour takes in the local bakeries, restaurants and cafes, tasting food along the way. Rather than going to the usual tourist spots, this tour takes you to the local artisans, bakers, fishermen and allows you to experience the local produce while sharing their passion for food. The founder of this company has been guiding tours for a decade, and know the city inside out with an extensive knowledge of San Francisco history and heritage.

Marina by the bay

For the boating enthusiasts, the Marina by the bay at Pier 39 is a great place to watch the boats dock, get involved in boating activities and relax while have a coffee. This 300 berth marina has many ways to experience the bay from powerboat rides to sailing.