Weather

Location
San Francisco, CA
Undergrads
22,510
Tuition (in-state)
$18,098 ($6,440)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Weather: It only affects my asthma when it's windy or foggy

4 College Junior

Weather: Weather is usually foggy, but I love it.

3 College Freshman

Weather: We have really cold and foggy days, but we also get those nice sunny days. It is pretty balanced.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: SF weather is known to be very bipolar. Most of the time it would be cloudy.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: It usually foggy in the morning. Its usually not hot.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 405th
    Coldest Winters
  • 503rd
    Hottest Summers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Courtnee Rizzo
Hometown
Rocklin, CA
Major
English
Grad Year
2012
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The weather in San Francisco is just like you see it in the movies: Expect fog, wind chill, and the occasional bout of darkness and showers. That being said, San Francisco is generally consistent, with temperatures ranging in the 50s to 60s almost entirely year-round. Summer comes in the fall (generally between October and November, which is called the "Indian Summer"). When those sunshine days do come and the air becomes a perfect 73 F, all of the students and folks of San Francisco couldn't be happier. You'll see students sunbathing and hanging out on all of the grassy areas of campus. 

Because San Francisco State is so close to the ocean, the day can sometimes start out looking warm but change to cold and foggy very easily. Always come prepared with windbreakers, sweatshirts, or scarves. When it rains, it's usually for a week or two, but then it goes back to foggy and cool temperatures.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 63 °F
Spring - Low: 50 °F
Summer - High: 67 °F
Summer - Low: 53 °F
Fall - High: 67 °F
Fall - Low: 54 °F
Winter - High: 58 °F
Winter - Low: 47 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 1.80 in./month
Summer: 0.07 in./month
Fall: 1.49 in./month
Winter: 4.55 in./month
What to Pack
  • Heavier coat
  • Layers (sweatshirts, button-ups, coats, jackets)
  • Rain boots or waterproof shoes
  • Raincoat
  • Scarves
  • Umbrella
Did You Know?
Day trips outside of the Bay Area-like to Berkeley, Mill Valley, Sonoma, Napa, or down to Palo Alto or Sunnyvale-can be a great way to escape the fog and cold for some time in the sun.

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