What weather to expect in Washington (state)
Washington (state) is part of USA - United States of America. The climate of USA is very varied, as United States of America is a large country. The climate is mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, and arctic in Alaska. This is not all. The climate is semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest. You can expect low winter temperatures in the northwest, but they are sometimes moderated in January and February by warm winds. Winters in the south are warmer. Don? forget, that temperatures are usually significantly lower in mountains.
When speaking about the usual weather in this area, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Aberdeen, Allyn, Anacortes, Anderson Island, Arlington, Ashford, Asotin, Auburn, Bainbridge Island, Belfair, Bellevue, Bellingham, Blaine, Blake Island, Blakely Island, Bothell, Bow, Bremerton, Brewster, Bridgeport, Brownsville, Burien, Burley, Burlington, Camano Island, Camas, Cashmere, Cathlamet, Centralia, Chehalis, Chelan, Cheney, Chico, Clarkston, Cle Elum, Clinton, Colfax, College Place, Columbia River Plateau, Colville, Coulee City, Coupeville, Davenport, Dayton, Decatur Island, Dewatto, East Wenatchee, Eastsound, Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve, Edison, Edmonds, Ellensburg, Elma, Ephrata, Everett, Farmington, Federal Way, Ferndale, Fidalgo Island, Fife, Forks, Fox Island, Freeland, Frenchman Coulee, Friday Harbor, Gig Harbor, Goldendale, Gorst, Grand Coulee, Granger, Greenbank, Hansville, Harstine Island, Holly, Home, Hoodsport, Hoquiam, Ilwaco, Indianola, Issaquah, Kelso, Kennewick, Kent, Ketron Island, Key Center, Keyport, King County, Kingston, Kirkland, Kitsap Peninsula, La Conner, Lacey, Lakebay, Langley, Leavenworth, Liberty Lake, Long Beach, Longbranch, Longview, Lopez Island, Lummi Island, Lynden, Lynnwood, Manchester, Marysville, Mercer Island, Moclips, Monroe, Montesano, Moses Lake, Mossyrock, Mount Baker, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount St. Helens, Mount Vernon, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Naselle, Neah Bay, Newport, North Bend, North Cascades, North Cascades National Park, North Central Cascades, North Sound, Northeast Washington, Northwest Cascades, Oak Harbor, Ocean City, Ocean Park, Ocean Shores, Okanogan, Olalla, Olympia, Olympic National Park, Olympic Peninsula, Omak, Orcas, Orcas Village, Oroville, Othello, Oysterville, Pacific Beach, Palouse, Pasco, Pateros, Point Roberts, Pomeroy, Port Angeles, Port Gamble, Port Orchard, Port Townsend, Potlatch, Poulsbo, Prosser, Puget Sound, Pullman, Purdy, Puyallup, Raymond, Redmond, Renton, Republic, Retsil, Richland, Ridgefield, Ritzville, Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, San Juan Islands, SeaTac, Seabeck, Seattle, Seaview, Sedro Woolley, Selah, Sequim, Shaw Island, Shelton, Shoreline, Silverdale, Snohomish, Snoqualmie Pass, Soap Lake, South Bend, South Sound, Southwest Washington, Southworth, Spokane, Steilacoom, Stevens Pass, Stevenson, Stuart Island, Sumas, Sun Lakes Dry Falls State Park, Sunnyside, Suquamish, Tacoma, Tahuya, Tonasket, Toppenish, Toutle, Tracyton, Tukwila, Tumwater, Twisp, Union, Union Gap, Vancouver, Vashon Island, Vaughn, Waldron Island, Walla Walla, Wapato, Washougal, Waterville, Wenatchee, West Richland, Westport, Whidbey Island, White Center, Winthrop, Woodinville, Woodland, Yakima, Zillah.
Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around Seattle and in many other cities. The warmest month here is August, the average maximum temperature is 24.9 ℃ (76.82 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 13.6 ℃ (56.48 ℉). The coldest month here is December, the average maximum temperature is 7.7 ℃ (45.86 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 2.3 ℃ (36.14 ℉). The most rainy month here is November, the average number of rainy days is 18.1. The least rainy month here is August, the average number of rainy days is 4.7.
When travelling around Washington (state), always consider the altitude of the the place as well. We should remind you, that the highest point in USA - United States of America is Denali (Mount McKinley) (6190 m) and the lowest point is Death Valley (-86 m). So there are huge differences in altitudes in this country and the weather is very different in them therefore. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)
Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Washington (state). Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December