Gig Harbor, Washington 

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Climate in Gig Harbor, Washington

Gig Harbor, Washington gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Gig Harbor averages 2 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 139 sunny days per year in Gig Harbor. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Gig Harbor gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 153 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 46 inches of rain a year.
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year.


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Gig Harbor ranks 77/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round 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.


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.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Gig Harbor, WashingtonUnited States
  46.3 in.38.1 in.
  2.2 in.27.8 in.
  153.3 days106.2 days
  139 days205 days
  76.1°85.8°
  36.8°21.7°
  7754
  2.64.3
  36 ft.2443 ft.

August is the hottest month for Gig Harbor with an average high temperature of 76.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Washington. In Gig Harbor, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Gig Harbor are August, July and September.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Gig Harbor with an average of 35.7°. This is one of the warmest places in Washington.


In Gig Harbor, there are 1.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Washington.


In Gig Harbor, there are 26.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Washington.


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


November is the wettest month in Gig Harbor with 7.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 41% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season.


The annual rainfall of 46.3 inches in Gig Harbor means that it is wetter than most places in Washington.


An annual snowfall of 2.2 inches in Gig Harbor means that it is less snowy than most places in Washington.



December is the snowiest month in Gig Harbor with 0.7 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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    Reviews for Gig Harbor    16 Reviews
    Paradise! - 8/20/2018
    I’ve lived here for five months. I’m 66 years old and this has been the nicest summer of my entire life. It’s been beautiful every single day. I live out on key... Read More

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    Gig Harbor weather misleadfing - 11/19/2015
    Sperling's Best Places' report on Gig Harbor's weather climate is very misleading. It states the average annual snowfall is 9.7 inches. It hasn't snowed that much in a... Read More

    Here we go... - 8/20/2015
    We are moving to Gig Harbor next week. After visiting many times, we are glad to leave the drought and cost of living in California. What we are looking forward to... Read More


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