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.
M.L. King Jr. Day
Wind 1 to 7 mph SSW
Wind 2 to 7 mph NE
Wind 6 to 9 mph N
Wind 6 mph NE
Wind 3 to 7 mph SSE
Wind 3 to 9 mph SSE
|Today||Partly sunny. High near 51, with temperatures falling to around 47 in the afternoon. South southwest wind 1 to 7 mph.|
|Tonight||Mostly cloudy. Low around 40, with temperatures rising to around 42 overnight. Northeast wind 2 to 7 mph.|
|M.L. King Jr. Day||Partly sunny. High near 47, with temperatures falling to around 45 in the afternoon. North wind 6 to 9 mph.|
|Monday Night||Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Northeast wind around 6 mph.|
|Tuesday||Partly sunny, with a high near 48. South southeast wind 3 to 7 mph.|
|Tuesday Night||Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.|
|Wednesday||Partly sunny, with a high near 46.|
|Wednesday Night||A slight chance of rain after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.|
|Thursday||A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.|
|Thursday Night||A slight chance of rain before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.|
|Friday||Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.|
|Friday Night||Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.|
|Saturday||A slight chance of snow between 10am and 1pm, then a chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 43.|
|Saturday Night||A chance of rain before 4am, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.|