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Climate in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon gets 43 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Portland averages 3 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 144 sunny days per year in Portland. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Portland gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 156 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 36
Rain: averages 43 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 3 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Portland is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Oregon.

7.5 / 10
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Portland, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Portland, OregonUnited States
  42.8 in.38.1 in.
  2.6 in.27.8 in.
  155.9 days106.2 days
  144 days205 days
  80.5°85.8°
  36.4°21.7°
  7.57
  34.3
  33 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


August is the hottest month for Portland with an average high temperature of 81.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Oregon. In Portland, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Portland are September, July and August.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Portland with an average of 35.6°. This is warmer than most places in Oregon.


In Portland, there are 11.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Oregon.


In Portland, there are 29.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Oregon.


In Portland, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Oregon.


December is the wettest month in Portland with 6.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 41% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.8 inches in Portland means that it is about average compared to other places in Oregon.


November is the rainiest month in Portland with 19.3 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 3.7 rainy days. There are 155.9 rainy days annually in Portland, which is rainier than most places in Oregon. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 34% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 11% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 2.6 inches in Portland means that it is less snowy than most places in Oregon. December is the snowiest month in Portland with 0.9 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Portland    348 Reviews
    Portland gets MY 5-Star Review! GREAT city! - 5/30/2019
    After living in Texas hell for 20 years I moved to Portland, Oregon. It felt like I moved to heaven. In comparison with where I lived in North Dallas, Portland is so... Read More
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    Portland...the cesspool of the Northwesthwest! - 4/30/2019
    I've lived here now almost 30 years. This place has slowly declined to be one of the WORST cities to live or visit. Downtown Portland is nothing but a cesspool of... Read More

    Take time to love Portland - 4/25/2019
    Portland still has the small town feel and makes you feel like you're in a community. The worst problem is so many people are moving here. Great food scene for those... Read More


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