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July Weather in Ocean Shores Washington, United States

Daily high temperatures increase by 2°F, from 63°F to 65°F, rarely falling below 59°F or exceeding 72°F.

Daily low temperatures are around 54°F, rarely falling below 49°F or exceeding 59°F.

For reference, on August 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Ocean Shores typically range from 55°F to 65°F, while on December 22, the coldest day of the year, they range from 40°F to 47°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in July in Ocean Shores

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on July. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in July in Ocean Shores

Average Hourly Temperature in July in Ocean ShoresJul112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMJunAugcoldcoolcold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Listowel, Ireland (4,569 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Ocean Shores (view comparison).

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The month of July in Ocean Shores experiences rapidly decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 39% to 25%.

The clearest day of the month is July 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 75% of the time.

For reference, on January 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 75%, while on August 2, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 76%.

Cloud Cover Categories in July in Ocean Shores

Cloud Cover Categories in July in Ocean ShoresJul11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JunAugJul 161%Jul 161%Jul 3175%Jul 3175%Jul 1168%Jul 1168%Jul 2174%Jul 2174%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Ocean Shores, the chance of a wet day over the course of July is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 14% and ending it at 6%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 64% on November 17, and its lowest chance is 6% on July 31.

Probability of Precipitation in July in Ocean Shores

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during July in Ocean Shores is decreasing, starting the month at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.2 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 0.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.7 inches.

The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.6 inches on July 28.

Average Monthly Rainfall in July in Ocean Shores

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.

Over the course of July in Ocean Shores, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 55 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 50 seconds, and weekly decrease of 12 minutes, 51 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is July 31, with 14 hours, 54 minutes of daylight and the longest day is July 1, with 15 hours, 49 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in July in Ocean Shores

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise of the month in Ocean Shores is 5:26 AM on July 1 and the latest sunrise is 30 minutes later at 5:55 AM on July 31.

The latest sunset is 9:14 PM on July 1 and the earliest sunset is 25 minutes earlier at 8:49 PM on July 31.

Daylight saving time is observed in Ocean Shores during 2024, but it neither starts nor ends during July, so the entire month is in standard time.

For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:21 AM and sets 15 hours, 54 minutes later, at 9:15 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:59 AM and sets 8 hours, 31 minutes later, at 4:30 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in July in Ocean Shores

The solar day over the course of July. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in July in Ocean Shores

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in July in Ocean ShoresJul112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMJunAug001010202020303040405050506000010102020303030404050506060
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of July 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for July 2024. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in July in Ocean Shores

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in July in Ocean ShoresJul112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJunAugJun 65:38 AMJun 65:38 AMJun 216:09 PMJun 216:09 PMJul 53:58 PMJul 53:58 PMJul 213:18 AMJul 213:18 AMAug 44:14 AMAug 44:14 AMAug 1911:26 AMAug 1911:26 AM4:58 AM4:58 AM10:13 PM10:13 PM9:48 PM9:48 PM5:25 AM5:25 AM4:37 AM4:37 AM9:50 PM9:50 PM9:17 PM9:17 PM5:35 AM5:35 AM5:55 AM5:55 AM9:20 PM9:20 PM8:18 PM8:18 PM5:56 AM5:56 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
Jul 2024IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
20%1:51 AMENE5:23 PMWNW-9:30 AMS232,339 mi
2
12%2:18 AMNE6:43 PMNW-10:24 AMS233,859 mi
3
6%2:53 AMNE7:57 PMNW-11:21 AMS235,702 mi
4
2%3:39 AMNE9:01 PMNW-12:19 PMS237,844 mi
5
0%4:37 AMNE9:50 PMNW-1:17 PMS240,218 mi
6
1%5:45 AMNE10:27 PMNW-2:11 PMS242,711 mi
7
4%6:57 AMNE10:55 PMWNW-3:02 PMS245,171 mi
8
9%8:10 AMENE11:16 PMWNW-3:48 PMS247,424 mi
9
16%9:20 AMENE11:33 PMWNW-4:31 PMS249,290 mi
10
24%10:27 AMENE11:48 PMW-5:11 PMS250,602 mi
11
32%11:33 AME--5:50 PMS251,224 mi
12
42%-12:02 AMW12:37 PME6:28 PMS251,060 mi
13
50%-12:16 AMW1:43 PMESE7:08 PMS250,069 mi
14
61%-12:31 AMWSW2:50 PMESE7:50 PMS248,277 mi
15
71%-12:48 AMWSW4:00 PMESE8:35 PMS245,774 mi
16
80%-1:10 AMWSW5:12 PMSE9:25 PMS242,721 mi
17
88%-1:38 AMSW6:25 PMSE10:21 PMS239,340 mi
18
94%-2:16 AMSW7:33 PMSE11:21 PMS235,904 mi
19
97%-3:09 AMSW8:31 PMSE--
20
98%-4:16 AMSW9:17 PMSE12:23 AMS232,708 mi
21
100%-5:35 AMSW9:52 PMESE1:26 AMS230,032 mi
22
99%-6:59 AMWSW10:19 PMESE2:25 AMS228,090 mi
23
95%-8:25 AMWSW10:40 PMESE3:21 AMS226,998 mi
24
88%-9:48 AMW10:59 PME4:13 AMS226,767 mi
25
79%-11:10 AMW11:16 PME5:02 AMS227,314 mi
26
68%-12:30 PMW11:35 PMENE5:49 AMS228,498 mi
27
50%-1:51 PMWNW11:55 PMENE6:38 AMS230,152 mi
28
45%-3:12 PMWNW-7:27 AMS232,115 mi
29
33%12:20 AMENE4:32 PMNW-8:20 AMS234,258 mi
30
23%12:52 AMNE5:48 PMNW-9:15 AMS236,489 mi
31
14%1:34 AMNE6:54 PMNW-10:12 AMS238,749 mi

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Ocean Shores is essentially constant during July, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on July 26, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in July in Ocean Shores

Humidity Comfort Levels in July in Ocean ShoresJul11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%JunAugJul 10%Jul 10%Jul 310%Jul 310%Jul 110%Jul 110%Jul 210%Jul 210%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Ocean Shores is gradually decreasing during July, decreasing from 7.1 miles per hour to 6.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on December 3, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.8 miles per hour, while on August 17, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in July in Ocean Shores

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in Ocean Shores throughout July is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 51% on July 2.

Wind Direction in July in Ocean Shores

Wind Direction in July in Ocean ShoresJul11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%JunAugwestsouthnorth
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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Ocean Shores is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature in Ocean Shores is essentially constant during July, remaining around 57°F throughout.

Average Water Temperature in July in Ocean Shores

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Ocean Shores typically lasts for 10 months (309 days), from around February 9 to around December 14, rarely starting after March 7, or ending before November 13.

The month of July in Ocean Shores is reliably fully within the growing season.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in July in Ocean Shores

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in July in Ocean Shoresgrowing seasongrowing seasonJul11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JunAug100%Jul 16100%Jul 16Jul 8100%Jul 8100%coldcoolcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Ocean Shores are increasing during July, increasing by 262°F, from 392°F to 654°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in July in Ocean Shores

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of July, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Ocean Shores is essentially constant during July, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 6.8 kWh throughout.

The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during July is 6.9 kWh on July 16.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in July in Ocean Shores

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in July in Ocean ShoresJul11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJunAugJul 166.9 kWhJul 166.9 kWhJul 16.7 kWhJul 16.7 kWhJul 316.7 kWhJul 316.7 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ocean Shores are 46.974 deg latitude, -124.156 deg longitude, and 23 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Ocean Shores is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 26 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 10 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (381 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,964 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Ocean Shores is covered by herbaceous vegetation (51%) and water (37%), within 10 miles by water (73%) and herbaceous vegetation (13%), and within 50 miles by water (52%) and trees (37%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Ocean Shores, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Ocean Shores.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ocean Shores according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Ocean Shores is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ocean Shores and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Ocean Shores and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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