Olympia-Tumwater Metro Area, Washington 

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

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July, August and September are the most pleasant months in the Olympia-Tumwater metro area, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Olympia-Tumwater, WashingtonUnited States
  50.1 in.38.1 in.
  6.0 in.27.8 in.
  164.7 days106.2 days
  137 days205 days
  77.0°85.8°
  34.5°21.7°
  7.17
  2.64.3
  468 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 the Olympia-Tumwater metro area with an average high temperature of 77.9°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Washington. In the Olympia-Tumwater metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Olympia-Tumwater metro area are August, July and September.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Olympia-Tumwater metro area with an average of 33.4°. This is about average compared to other places in Washington.


In the Olympia-Tumwater metro area, there are 5.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Washington.


In the Olympia-Tumwater metro area, there are 55.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Washington.


In the Olympia-Tumwater metro area, 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 the Olympia-Tumwater metro area with 8.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.8 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 50.1 inches in the Olympia-Tumwater metro area means that it is wetter than most places in Washington.


November is the rainiest month in the Olympia-Tumwater metro area with 20.6 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 4.7 rainy days. There are 164.7 rainy days annually in the Olympia-Tumwater metro area, 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 the Olympia-Tumwater metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Washington. February is the snowiest month in the Olympia-Tumwater metro area with 2.3 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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