Bellevue, WA Climate


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Bellevue, WA has a mild climate with plenty of sunshine throughout the year. Temperatures range from lows in the mid-30s in winter to highs near 80 degrees Fahrenheit during summer months. Bellevue also receives about 37 inches of precipitation annually, with most of it falling between November and February. Snow usually occurs only once or twice a year, and temperatures rarely drop below freezing. These conditions make Bellevue an ideal place for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, camping, fishing, golfing, and more.

Bellevue, Washington gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Bellevue averages 5 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 155 sunny days per year in Bellevue. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Bellevue gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 161 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 76 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 37
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 5 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Bellevue is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Washington.

9.3 Summer - 5.5 Winter
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Bellevue, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateBellevue, WashingtonUnited States
  42.1 in.38.1 in.
  5.1 in.27.8 in.
  160.5 days106.2 days
  155 days205 days
  75.9°85.8°
  36.6°21.7°
  7.47
  2.64.3
  85 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 Bellevue with an average high temperature of 76.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Washington. In Bellevue, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Bellevue are August, July and September.
In Bellevue, there are 2.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Washington.
December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Bellevue with an average of 35.3°. This is warmer than most places in Washington.
In Bellevue, there are 29.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Washington.
In Bellevue, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Washington.
Humidity in Bellevue is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are August, July and September.
November is the wettest month in Bellevue with 6.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 1.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 38% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.1 inches in Bellevue means that it is about average compared to other places in Washington.
November is the rainiest month in Bellevue with 19.2 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 5.4 rainy days. There are 160.5 rainy days annually in Bellevue, which is about average compared to other places in Washington. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 13% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 5.1 inches in Bellevue means that it is about average compared to other places in Washington. December is the snowiest month in Bellevue with 2.0 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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Bellevue is absolutely amazing! Great for professionals and families! Many amenities in the city itself almost anything you need! Plus Seattle is a short drive from the  More

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I became a Bellevue resident twelve years ago after moving from Germany; I never lived anywhere else in the USA and have no intention of "experimenting". I also traveled  More

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I've lived in many different places in the U.S., and I loved Bellevue. Gorgeous mid-sized city with views of the cascades and beautiful lakes.  More

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