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Summer Weather in Ocean Shores Washington, United States

Daily high temperatures increase by 5°F, from 60°F to 65°F, rarely falling below 55°F or exceeding 73°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 65°F on August 18.

Daily low temperatures are around 53°F, rarely falling below 46°F or exceeding 59°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 55°F on August 4.

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 the Summer in Ocean Shores

Average High and Low Temperature in the Summer in Ocean ShoresJunJulAug40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°FSpringFallAug 1865°FAug 1865°F55°F55°FJun 160°FJun 160°F51°F51°FAug 3165°FAug 3165°F54°F54°FJul 163°FJul 163°F53°F53°FAug 165°FAug 165°F55°F55°FNowNow
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 summer temperatures. 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 the Summer in Ocean Shores

Average Hourly Temperature in the Summer in Ocean ShoresJunJulAug12 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 AMSpringFallNowNowcoldcoldcool
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 summer in Ocean Shores experiences very rapidly decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 53% to 33%. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 24% on August 3.

The clearest day of the summer is August 3, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 76% 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 the Summer in Ocean Shores

Cloud Cover Categories in the Summer in Ocean ShoresJunJulAug0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%SpringFallJan 1525%Jan 1525%Jun 147%Jun 147%Aug 3167%Aug 3167%Jul 161%Jul 161%Aug 175%Aug 175%NowNowclearmostly 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 the summer is very rapidly decreasing, starting the season at 25% and ending it at 16%.

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 the Summer in Ocean Shores

Probability of Precipitation in the Summer in Ocean ShoresJunJulAug0%0%5%5%10%10%15%15%20%20%25%25%30%30%35%35%SpringFallJul 316%Jul 316%Jun 125%Jun 125%Aug 3116%Aug 3116%Jul 114%Jul 114%NowNowrain
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 season and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during the summer in Ocean Shores is decreasing, starting the season at 2.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.2 inches or falls below 0.4 inches, and ending the season at 1.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.4 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.

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

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Summer in Ocean Shores

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Summer in Ocean ShoresJunJulAug0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 in7 in7 in8 in8 inSpringFallJul 280.6 inJul 280.6 inJun 12.1 inJun 12.1 inAug 311.6 inAug 311.6 inJul 11.1 inJul 11.1 inNowNow
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 the summer in Ocean Shores, the length of the day is very rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day decreases by 2 hours, 18 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 31 seconds, and weekly decrease of 10 minutes, 38 seconds.

The shortest day of the summer is August 31, with 13 hours, 21 minutes of daylight and the longest day is June 20, with 15 hours, 54 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Summer in Ocean Shores

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Summer in Ocean ShoresJunJulAug0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrSpringFallJun 2015 hr, 54 minJun 2015 hr, 54 minnightnightdaydayAug 3113 hr, 21 minAug 3113 hr, 21 minAug 114 hr, 51 minAug 114 hr, 51 minNowNow
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 summer in Ocean Shores is 5:21 AM on June 15 and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 15 minutes later at 6:35 AM on August 31.

The latest sunset is 9:15 PM on June 25 and the earliest sunset is 1 hour, 19 minutes earlier at 7:56 PM on August 31.

Daylight saving time is observed in Ocean Shores during 2024, but it neither starts nor ends during the summer, so the entire season 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 the Summer in Ocean Shores

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Summer in Ocean ShoresJunJulAug2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMSpringFall5:21 AM5:21 AMJun 159:13 PMJun 159:13 PM6:35 AM6:35 AMAug 317:56 PMAug 317:56 PM5:26 AM5:26 AMJul 19:14 PMJul 19:14 PM5:56 AM5:56 AMAug 18:48 PMAug 18:48 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day in the summer. 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 the Summer in Ocean Shores

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in the Summer in Ocean ShoresJunJulAug12 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 AMSpringFall00102020303040506000101020303040405060NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth in the the summer of 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 the summer of 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 the Summer in Ocean Shores

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Summer in Ocean ShoresJunJulAug12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMSpringFallMay 78:23 PMMay 78:23 PMMay 236:54 AMMay 236:54 AMJun 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 AMSep 26:56 PMSep 26:56 PMSep 177:35 PMSep 177:35 PM5:22 AM5:22 AM8:42 PM8:42 PM8:37 PM8:37 PM5:11 AM5:11 AM4:58 AM4:58 AM10:13 PM10:13 PM9:48 PM9:48 PM5:25 AM5:25 AM9:50 PM9:50 PM9:17 PM9:17 PM5:35 AM5:35 AM9:20 PM9:20 PM8:18 PM8:18 PM5:56 AM5:56 AM8:01 PM8:01 PM7:23 PM7:23 PM7:41 AM7:41 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.

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 the summer, 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 the Summer in Ocean Shores

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Summer in Ocean ShoresJunJulAug0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%SpringFallJul 310%Jul 310%Jun 10%Jun 10%Aug 310%Aug 310%Jul 10%Jul 10%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 decreasing during the summer, decreasing from 7.6 miles per hour to 6.4 miles per hour over the course of the season.

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.

The lowest daily average wind speed during the summer is 6.3 miles per hour on August 23.

Average Wind Speed in the Summer in Ocean Shores

Average Wind Speed in the Summer in Ocean ShoresJunJulAug0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mphSpringFallAug 236.3 mphAug 236.3 mphJun 17.6 mphJun 17.6 mphJul 17.1 mphJul 17.1 mphAug 16.5 mphAug 16.5 mphNowNow
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 the summer is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 53% on June 21.

Wind Direction in the Summer in Ocean Shores

Wind Direction in the Summer in Ocean ShoresWNJunJulAug0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%SpringFallNowNowwestsouthnortheast
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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 gradually increasing during the summer, rising by 3°F, from 55°F to 58°F, over the course of the season.

The highest average surface water temperature during the summer is 58°F on August 28.

Average Water Temperature in the Summer in Ocean Shores

Average Water Temperature in the Summer in Ocean ShoresJunJulAug50°F50°F52°F52°F54°F54°F56°F56°F58°F58°F60°F60°F62°F62°FSpringFallAug 2858°FAug 2858°FJun 155°FJun 155°FJul 157°FJul 157°FAug 157°FAug 157°FNowNow
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 summer in Ocean Shores is reliably fully within the growing season.

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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Summer in Ocean Shoresgrowing seasongrowing seasonJunJulAug0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%SpringFall100%Jul 17100%Jul 17NowNowcoldcoolcomfortablevery cold
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 rapidly increasing during the summer, increasing by 749°F, from 197°F to 946°F, over the course of the season.

Growing Degree Days in the Summer in Ocean Shores

Growing Degree Days in the Summer in Ocean ShoresJunJulAug200°F200°F400°F400°F600°F600°F800°F800°F1,000°F1,000°FSpringFallJun 1197°FJun 1197°FAug 31946°FAug 31946°FJul 1392°FJul 1392°FAug 1663°FAug 1663°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the summer, 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 gradually decreasing during the summer, falling by 0.7 kWh, from 6.0 kWh to 5.3 kWh, over the course of the season.

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

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Summer in Ocean Shores

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Summer in Ocean ShoresJunJulAug0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhSpringFallJul 166.9 kWhJul 166.9 kWhJun 16.0 kWhJun 16.0 kWhAug 315.3 kWhAug 315.3 kWhAug 16.7 kWhAug 16.7 kWhNowNow
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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