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


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.4 / 10
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Gig Harbor, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

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°
  7.47
  2.64.3
  36 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 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.


November is the rainiest month in Gig Harbor with 19.5 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 4.7 rainy days. There are 153.3 rainy days annually in Gig Harbor, which is about average compared to other places in Washington. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 34% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 12% chance of a rainy day.


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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    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

    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


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