Port Angeles’ coastal climate makes for mild weather year-round. Temperatures range during the daytime from 40 degrees in the winter months to 70 degrees in the summer and fall. Even though Western Washington has a reputation for its abundance of rain, Port Angeles sits in what’s called a rain shadow — or the “banana belt” of Washington. Port Angeles receives, on average, 10 less inches per year of rain than Seattle and has 128 days of mostly sun compared with only 88 for Seattle. All of this sun — and 25 inches of rain — make for superb gardening and farming conditions all year-long in the region.
As for snow, the Olympic Mountains tower over 7,000 feet above Port Angeles making winter activities like skiing, sledding and snowshoeing possible. Even more ideal, the snow stays in the higher elevations leaving the city snow-free so you can bike, hike, golf and beachcomb year-round.