My partner and I are travelling from the UK to West Coast USA next year for a 3 week roadtrip arriving on 22nd May. We will be spending a few days in San Francisco and Yosemite before driving down the Pacific Coast Highway from Monterey to Pismo and then on through LA to San Diego (before heading out to Phoenix/Grand Canyon/Vegas).
I have been reading about 'May Gray' and 'June Gloom' and am slightly worried about how this might affect our experience, particularly in terms of the PCH. We have never driven in the US before and are already a little nervous about the winding cliff-hanging roads of the PCH (although very excited for this leg of the trip too) so just want to be aware of what conditions to expect!
We were planning to set off early each morning, to maximise our time, but I'm now wondering if this is such a good idea if road conditions are likely to be very foggy earlier in the day. I also wonder if our views along the coast are going to be affected at certain times of the day.
Does anyone have any experience of driving the PCH in May/June and have any advice they can offer? I understand that the weather is completely unpredictable but any general thoughts you have would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance,