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Seattle, Washington, gets 43 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 5 inches. The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 155.

On average, there are 152 sunny days per year in Seattle, Washington. The July high is around 76 degrees. The January low is 37. Sperling's comfort index for Seattle is a 79 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

  CLIMATESeattle, WashingtonUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)  43.439.2
  Snowfall (in.)  5.125.8
  Precipitation Days  155102
  Sunny Days  152205
  Avg. July High  75.886.1
  Avg. Jan. Low  37.122.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)  7954
  UV Index  2.64.3
  Elevation ft.  1701,443


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The Wet
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Seattle/Miserable Town
I spent five unhappy years in Seattle, going to college. It is true what people say about the place being unfriendly. If you say something to someone at a bus stop,... (read more)
Its what you expect
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Great city but don't be naive
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