With a temperate maritime climate, Seattle is famous for rainy and grey weather. Although cloudy skies occur for about two-thirds of each year, heavy rainfall is generally confined to the winter months of November, December and January. For the remainder of the year, the city is mostly dry. From June to September, summer is short-lived, warm and fairly dry.

Daytime temperatures are mild throughout the year, with July and August being the hottest months. The average summer temperature is 75°F (24°C). Winter temperatures rarely drop below 32°F (0°C), with little snowfall.