Despite being world-known as the "rainy city" Seattle receives substantially less rain yearly than most east coast US cities. The reputation comes from the fact that it is cloudy of Seattle for more than 60% of the year, it only looks like rain. Overcast skies are common in the winter, spring, and late fall. Winters are wet and cool, but not cold typically, while the summer months are sunny and dry. September in particular is a great time to visit Seattle.
Due to Seattle's unique position between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington, any climate activity in Seattle is generally mild. The El Niño weather pattern causes much drier summer and winters, and can result in substandard skiing and water rationing. Most Seattle residents are accustomed to any inclement weather, typically going without a bumbershoot (umbrella) celebrated by the synonymous music and arts festival.
Weather information for the Seattle area is provided below. Average temperatures, climate details and current forecasts are included.
Patchy Frost then Sunny
Wind 0 to 8 mph NNE
Wind 1 to 12 mph NNW
Wind 6 to 12 mph N
Wind 6 to 14 mph N
Wind 7 to 14 mph N
Wind 7 to 13 mph N
|Tonight||Patchy frost after 11pm. Mostly clear. Low around 35, with temperatures rising to around 37 overnight. North northeast wind 0 to 8 mph.|
|Sunday||Patchy frost before 8am. Sunny, with a high near 52. North northwest wind 1 to 12 mph.|
|Sunday Night||Clear. Low around 38, with temperatures rising to around 40 overnight. North wind 6 to 12 mph.|
|Monday||Sunny, with a high near 59. North wind 6 to 14 mph.|
|Monday Night||Clear, with a low around 40. North wind 7 to 14 mph.|
|Tuesday||Sunny, with a high near 61.|
|Tuesday Night||Mostly clear, with a low around 40.|
|Wednesday||Sunny, with a high near 63.|
|Wednesday Night||Mostly clear, with a low around 43.|
|Thursday||Sunny, with a high near 66.|
|Thursday Night||Mostly clear, with a low around 45.|
|Friday||Sunny, with a high near 68.|
|Friday Night||Mostly clear, with a low around 46.|
|Saturday||Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.|