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Weather in Washington

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.


Weather Highlights

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 9.1 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Washington.

9.1 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7.8. 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)
HighLow
January43° 31°
February47° 31°
March53° 35°
April59° 39°
May66° 44°
June72° 50°
July79° 53°
August79° 53°
September73° 47°
October61° 40°
November48° 35°
December41° 29°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Washington
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January016163
February014132
March010151
April05130
May01110
June1090
July5050
August4050
September1170
October05110
November011171
December017163

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.


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Reviews for Washington    88 Reviews
Home - 12/15/2021
I've lived in Washington my whole life, and it's my home, I can't imagine living anywhere else, but it's getting so ridiculously expensive to live here... But the... Read More

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25 years here, Cannot imagine living anywhere else - 9/10/2021
WA has been my home since 1996. I’ve lived in other states and travelled widely so am aware of pros / cons of other localities. Our state is green, with beautiful... Read More

Didn't like this one - 3/8/2021
I didn't think this Washington state economy was any help, it didn't tell me anything really, except for everything I knew before.... Read More


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99301, 98052, 98012, 98208, 98682, 98115, 98103, 98391, 99208, 98225, ... 598 more


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