When you hear the word Seattle, coffee shops and depressing skies probably pops into your mind first. Well, you’re not wrong. This place is famous for its gloomy weather and an innate love for coffee. Many other things define the city, but nothing compares to the amount of rain that it gets.
So, what’s the big deal about the weather in Seattle?
1. You Rarely See Mr. Sun
If you’re the type to enjoy cold weather, then Seattle is a paradise. Overcast skies greet your eyes and hide the sun when you look up. It rains more often than it does not—perfect climate for writers and people who work from their homes. Plus, more cuddle time with your partner. It’s hard not to stay cocooned to your bed, enjoying the company of blankets and pillows.
There is a downside to this gray weather, though. It can get depressing and weary. Going to work is a hassle. The occasional drizzle drains your energy even before the day has started.
In Seattle, you will understand why somebody invented the rain jacket.
2. Chill Summers
You can never get truly ‘hot’ in this place. Even in summer, where most of America tosses away their clothes to enjoy the blazing sun, Seattle feels ‘warm’ in general. Temperatures only escalate up to 75 degrees at best.
And this isn’t a bad thing. How do you put it?
Beautiful? Sounds too simple and lacking.
Majestic? Seems like an overstatement.
Sublime? YES! The word perfectly describes the summer in Seattle.
Something that is beautiful appeals to our senses; something that is sublime appeals to our spirit. The chill temperature, fresh air, and natural wonders blooming during summer never fail to elevate you to a priceless state of serenity.
3. Winter Rain
Instead of the usual torrent of snow, the city gets occasional drizzles during the winter season. Just like sunshine, snow is pretty rare and fleeting in Seattle. When it does fall, it will be gone in a few days.
That doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the winter season. If you want to relish the feeling of playing in the snow, you can always head to nearby mountains to satisfy your icy cravings.
4. Spring Is a Bliss
After months of constant rain and cold, nothing beats the euphoria that spring brings along. Days are longer—Flowers bloom, making people happier. You see less of the gray skies and more of the warm sunshine. Lots of festivals are going on. More people visit the parks to enjoy the sunny weather. It’s a great time to be alive!
5. Moody Fall
Like tossing a coin, the fall season here can be very unpredictable. Sometimes it rains without warning. Sometimes it’s sunny and bright that you forget you’re in Seattle. Always check the weather forecast before proceeding with your plans for the day.
6. Turns You into a Weather Expert
After a year or so of living in Seattle, you’ll eventually be accustomed to its erratic weather patterns. Immune to the cold, the rain doesn’t bother you anymore. As you walk along the streets, you see your old self in tourists or newcomers. Irritated and wet, they curse the skies nonstop. You can’t help but feel sorry for them.
But what can they do? Seattle is just being Seattle. The weather will stay that way whether people like it or not.
Guess you’ll just have to get used to it.