Port Townsend, Washington 

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Climate in Port Townsend, Washington

Port Townsend, Washington gets 23 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Port Townsend averages 2 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 156 sunny days per year in Port Townsend. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Port Townsend gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 138 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 72 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 36
Rain: averages 23 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Port Townsend is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Washington.

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Summer   /   Winter
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Port Townsend, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Port Townsend, WashingtonUnited States
  22.9 in.38.1 in.
  2.1 in.27.8 in.
  138.4 days106.2 days
  156 days205 days
  71.8°85.8°
  36.1°21.7°
  7.37
  2.64.3
  131 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 Port Townsend with an average high temperature of 72.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Washington. In Port Townsend, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Port Townsend are August, July and September.


In Port Townsend, there are 0.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Washington.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Port Townsend with an average of 35.1°. This is warmer than most places in Washington.


In Port Townsend, there are 38.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Washington.


In Port Townsend, 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 Port Townsend 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 Port Townsend with 3.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 34% of yearly precipitation and 13% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 22.9 inches in Port Townsend means that it is drier than most places in Washington.


November is the rainiest month in Port Townsend with 16.7 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 5.1 rainy days. There are 138.4 rainy days annually in Port Townsend, which is less rainy than most places in Washington. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 15% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 2.1 inches in Port Townsend means that it is less snowy than most places in Washington. December is the snowiest month in Port Townsend with 0.7 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Port Townsend    7 Reviews
    Lovely. Quaint. Breathtaking Water Views. - 8/25/2021
    I loved living in Port Townsend for about 20 years. It’s a quiet and safe town with several festivals, art, music, and more. The main economy is centered around tourism... Read More

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    Fake People Pining For The Tourist Dollar. - 4/20/2021
    Transplant Californians are selling their shacks for a million, and purchasing homes here for twice what they should cost due to supply and demand. Port Townsend is a... Read More

    Overpriced w/ little opportunity - 12/31/2019
    First of all... Groceries at 102%?! NO... More like 140%! Milk, butter and produce are the only things that aren't overpriced. If you have a specialty diet or any kind... Read More


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