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San Francisco in April
San Francisco by Month

Opening Day on the Bay, San Francisco

©2010 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by Permission.

What to Expect from San Francisco in April

Most years, winter rains end by April. In an "El Nino" year, ocean currents bring California more rain than usual, and you can get wet until the middle of the month or later.

Nevertheless, April is San Francisco's sunniest month (on average).

San Francisco Weather in April

Average High Temperature: 63°F/17°C
Average Low Temperature: 49°F/9°C
Rain & Clouds Index: 1.29 inches (3.3 cm) rain, 74% sunshine

What to Pack, What to Wear in April

April is often warm enough mid-day that you can get by with a couple of layers, but you'll need a bit more for evenings. It might seem a little early in the year for this, but April often has the most sunny days and a hat may be welcome.

San Francisco April Events

Especially Fun in April

The San Francisco Botanical Garden and Japanese Tea Garden are full of blossoms this time of year.

April is gray whale season around San Francisco. Find out how, when and where in the San Francisco Whale Watching Guide.

Major League Baseball season runs from March through early October and San Francisco has one of the prettiest stadiums around. If the San Francisco Giants are playing at home, watching a game is fun way to spend a few hours. We like afternoon games better than night because it's warmer.

Averages and Reality

Use the weather averages to get an idea of what things may be like, but it might be different when you visit. A winter day could even be so warm you'll wish you packed your shorts.

Averages are helpful for planning ahead, but don't count on your trip being "average." Check the San Francisco weather forecast before you leave home.

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