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.
Wind 7 mph NE
Wind 7 to 12 mph N
Wind 5 to 10 mph NNE
Wind 5 to 9 mph NNW
Wind 5 to 9 mph NE
Wind 8 mph WSW
|Overnight||Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Northeast wind around 7 mph.|
|Sunday||Sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 7 to 12 mph.|
|Sunday Night||Mostly clear. Low around 61, with temperatures rising to around 63 overnight. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.|
|Monday||Sunny, with a high near 84. North northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.|
|Monday Night||Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Northeast wind 5 to 9 mph.|
|Tuesday||Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.|
|Tuesday Night||Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.|
|Wednesday||Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.|
|Wednesday Night||Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.|
|Thursday||Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.|
|Thursday Night||Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.|
|Friday||Sunny, with a high near 81.|
|Friday Night||Mostly clear, with a low around 64.|
|Saturday||Sunny, with a high near 85.|