What's the Weather like in San Francisco in October
October is autumn in San Francisco, USA, and the temperatures are gradually falling throughout this month. The average temperature at this time of year is 140C and the average high and low temperatures range from around 120C overnight to a high during the day of 200C. The highest recorded temperature in the city in October was 390C in 1987 and the lowest recorded was in 1949 when the temperature only reached 70C.
The chance of rain is starting to increase at this time of year as the wet season begins to approach. The average rainfall in October is 25mm that falls over an average of four days throughout the month. Light rain is the most common type of precipitation, but there is a chance that moderate falls will put an end to sightseeing in the city. There is a greater chance of rain towards the end of the month so plan your visit for early October if possible to avoid getting wet. The wettest October on record was in 2009 when 75mm of rain fell, and the driest month was in 1978 when 0mm rain fell.
Daily average hours of sunshine this month is 9 hours with the length of the days gradually decreasing as winter approaches. The total length of the day decreases by around one hour from the beginning of the month to the end. Sunrise on the first of October is at around 7.05am and sunset is at 6.50pm. Days are fairly clear with cloud cover at around 35-45% most days.
Humidity ranges from 50% to 90% and is generally more humid towards the end of the month. Sea temperatures remain at 150C and are unchanged from the last month. Wind speeds vary from 0 m/s to 9 m/s, light to fresh breeze, and tends to get less windy towards the end of October. A 25 day forecast is available for detailed travel planning for the coming weeks.
San Francisco Hotels in October
Located in Union Square, the 3.5* Hotel Abri is ideally placed for shopping, theatre, restaurants and bars and is within easy reach of transport options for the rest of the city. Newly refurbished, this hotel provides a contemporary oasis, with modern amenities, sleek décor and welcoming service. With a restaurant, bar/lounge, complimentary internet access and DVD library, the Hotel Abri will make guests feel at home in San Francisco.
Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel
Another good option is SoMa, a neighbourhood with a great selection of nightlife, restaurants, shops and museums close to the city centre. The Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel is a 4* hotel with water views and an in-house spa with rooftop soaking tubs and restaurant and bar for relaxing after a long day sightseeing on the warmer October days. With a fitness centre, room service and internet access, it is the perfect place for a city break.
Galleria Park hotel
The 3.5* Galleria Park hotel is located in the Financial district, with easy access to everything the bay has to offer. Union square and Chinatown, with museums and restaurants are just blocks away, while shoppers will be delighted with the choice of boutiques and larger stores in the nearby area. The hotel has a fitness centre, restaurant, bar/lounge and concierge service, with room service and free internet access throughout.
Bars and Restaurants
Located in Chinatown, the Navin Thai restaurant serves authentic Thai cuisine with fresh ingredients and fast service. Offering dishes such as Thai curries, salads and stir fries, the food is delicious and healthy. The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for casual dining with friends and a good meal before a night out in the city.
The Starlight Room
The Starlight Room is a great bar to go in the evening and have a few drinks, with a comfortable lounge area, great cocktails and music, this is the place to go with friends when looking for a fun night out. Located in Union Square, it has great views of the city from the 21st floor, small plates on the menu, as well as DJs it is the perfect place to dance the night away.
Things to do in San Francisco in October
Green Dream Tours
While in San Francisco in the warmer months, why not try a winery tour? Green Dream tours take small tour groups to boutique wineries, making this experience richer and more personal. With tour group numbers limited to 14, the company has developed strong relationships with small family wineries in the region which enables visitors to get an insight into the wine making culture in this region. Offering special chartered transportation for weddings and parties, this is a green company, with carbon neutral business practices.
An iconic part of San Francisco life is the cable cars. Take a ride around the city in the world's last manually operated cable car system which is a part of daily life for locals and an interesting and fun way to explore the city for visitors. Of the original 23 routes, only three remain. Two are downtown between Union square and Fisherman's Wharf and a third along California street.