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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.


Today's Weather - Washington, WA

3 AM PST

Chance Light Rain

35°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
OvernightChance Light Rain33° / 46°E 0 to 3 mph
Tuesday NightSlight Chance Rain Showers then Partly Cloudy37° / 46°NW 3 to 12 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Cloudy35° / 46°E 7 mph
Thursday NightRain Showers Likely37° / 49°S 2 mph
Friday NightChance Rain Showers36° / 51°W 7 mph
Saturday NightRain Showers Likely39° / 52°SW 3 mph
Sunday NightChance Rain Showers39° / 49°W 7 mph

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 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)
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    86 Reviews
It has it's good and bad - 12/4/2017
I've lived in Washington, New York and Arizona. I enjoy Washington overall but there are some problems with the state for me that irritate me. It's varied with its... Read More

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Are there any AFFORDABLE places to live in Washing - 7/13/2016
I have been looking at the Puget Sound area thinking about retiring there, but it's so cold -- does the Port Angeles/Port Townsend area EVER get above 65?? Housing... Read More

Looking for Warmer Climate - 1/14/2016
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