Seattle weather can be fickle, to say the least. In the span of 12 hours, the city may experience a whole gamut of rain, wind, sunshine and clouds. So, when visiting during the fall months, what do you pack? Our best advice – layers. Morning can be cool with a mix of clouds, fog and possible drizzle. It’s best to start the morning off with short sleeves, a light jacket and jeans.
As the day wears on you may have occasional sun breaks, which will heat up the air considerably, especially if you are exploring the city by foot and exerting more energy. Something unusual to note, the hottest part of Seattle’s day is between 4 and 6 PM. A perfect time to remove the layers and just stroll the streets in short sleeves and sunglasses.
As the night wears on and the sun goes down, our marine layer creeps in and can bring with it a brisk chill in the air. Time to add a sweater, your light jacket and a scarf if you plan on enjoying an evening on the town.
Even if a small sprinkle falls during your visit, locals advice – don’t carry an umbrella – that’s a sure giveaway that you are a tourist. Locals know that our occasional wind blasts, can carry you away, plus 99% of the time we experience ‘drizzle’.