Tumwater, Washington 

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Climate in Tumwater, Washington

Tumwater, Washington gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Tumwater averages 6 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 137 sunny days per year in Tumwater. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Tumwater gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 163 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 78 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 34
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Tumwater is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Washington.

7.1 / 10
July, August and September are the most pleasant months in Tumwater, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Tumwater, WashingtonUnited States
  49.5 in.38.1 in.
  6.0 in.27.8 in.
  163.4 days106.2 days
  137 days205 days
  77.6°85.8°
  34.4°21.7°
  7.17
  2.64.3
  174 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 Tumwater with an average high temperature of 78.5°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Washington. In Tumwater, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Tumwater are July, August and September.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Tumwater with an average of 33.3°. This is about average compared to other places in Washington.


In Tumwater, there are 6.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Washington.


In Tumwater, there are 58.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Washington.


In Tumwater, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Washington.


November is the wettest month in Tumwater with 8.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 40% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 49.5 inches in Tumwater means that it is wetter than most places in Washington.


November is the rainiest month in Tumwater with 20.7 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 4.5 rainy days. There are 163.4 rainy days annually in Tumwater, which is rainier than most places in Washington. 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 6.0 inches in Tumwater means that it is about average compared to other places in Washington. February is the snowiest month in Tumwater with 2.3 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Beautiful and piecefull place to live - 6/13/2018
    Tumwater is so beautiful, my commute to work in Olympia is about 15 minutes no traffic whatsoever! My kids both attend top rated schools, I lived in Bellevue for 8... Read More

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