One of the things we Coastsiders do to non-residents is talk up the fog/bad weather thing. Call it motivated self-defense from the 6 million people on the other side of the hill. That being said, the time between September and May has some of the best weather to be found in the area. Yesterday, it was as clear as you could ever imagine with temperatures in the high 60’s. The Farallone Islands were standing majestically on the horizon 27 miles offshore.
It was great, and I didn’t take a picture. Shame! In fact, due to my spouse being mildly ill, demands at work, and me succumbing to a cold, I didn’t do anything more than look out the window yesterday. But it was gorgeous and it made me want to feel better to be able to appreciate it today. We’ll see…..
Seriously though, if you’re going to visit the San Mateo coast, not-summer is the time to come. If rain isn’t forecast, then you’ll be in for a treat. Summer, not so much. That truly is fog city…
For your viewing pleasure, here are some representative images of winter on the coast, and summer on the coast. These photos are all taken from the same location around sunset.
Winter on the San Mateo County Coast
Summer on the San Mateo Coast