Thursday, September 24, 2009

San Francisco - The Weather

"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco."
- source unknown, often mistakenly attributed to Mark Twain.

This seriously sounds like a wisecrack until you stand holding on to the handle bar of the ubiquitous cable car at night while wintry gust keep blowing on your hand. The temperature difference between night and day in San Francisco city area is enormous especially when you include the wind chill factor. Outside the city area, you can get scorching sun during the afternoon but you then need to wear a jacket at night. Last week the wine country was bit by heat wave and temperatures got up to 100F (38C if you are used to Celsius). So the single most important thing when you pack your luggage for a trip to San Francisco, get your long sleeves, short sleeves, shorts, pants and a windbreaker. They all come in handy when you are there. Of course, you can use this as an excuse to buy an extra souvenir there.

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