The most pleasant months of the year for the 98516 zip code are August, July and September. In the 98516 zip code, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. August is the hottest month for the 98516 zip code with an average high temperature of 76.5°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Washington. February is the snowiest month in the 98516 zip code with 2.1 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant.
Today's Weather - Olympia, WA
8 AM PST
|7 DAY FORECAST||DESCRIPTION||HIGH/LOW||WIND|
|Today||Sunny||76° / 53°||NE 3 mph|
|Wednesday||Chance Light Rain||69° / 51°||W 3 mph|
|Thursday||Mostly Sunny||70° / 49°||NE 2 to 7 mph|
|Friday||Sunny||74° / 50°||NE 3 to 7 mph|
|Saturday||Sunny||73° / 50°||SW 2 to 8 mph|
|Sunday||Slight Chance Light Rain||69° / 52°||SW 6 mph|
|Monday||Slight Chance Light Rain||67° / 51°||WSW 2 to 7 mph|
Summer High: the July high is around 76 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 36
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 5 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Olympia (zip 98516) area is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Washington.
7.2 / 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: Olympia
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.