The most pleasant months of the year for Washington are July, August and September. In Washington, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. August is the hottest month for Washington with an average high temperature of 79.4°, which ranks it as one of the coolest states. December is the snowiest month in Washington with 6.4 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year.
Today's Weather - Washington, WA
3 AM PST
Chance Light Rain
|7 DAY FORECAST||DESCRIPTION||HIGH/LOW||WIND|
|Overnight||Chance Light Rain||33° / 46°||E 0 to 3 mph|
|Tuesday Night||Slight Chance Rain Showers then Partly Cloudy||37° / 46°||NW 3 to 12 mph|
|Wednesday Night||Mostly Cloudy||35° / 46°||E 7 mph|
|Thursday Night||Rain Showers Likely||37° / 49°||S 2 mph|
|Friday Night||Chance Rain Showers||36° / 51°||W 7 mph|
|Saturday Night||Rain Showers Likely||39° / 52°||SW 3 mph|
|Sunday Night||Chance Rain Showers||39° / 49°||W 7 mph|
Summer High: the July high is around 79 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 31
Rain: averages 38 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 18 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Washington area is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Washington.
7.1 / 10
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7. 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.
Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Washington
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.