Weather

Climate

Contrary to popular myth, it does not always rain here! Bellingham gets 36 inches of measurable precipitation per year. That’s less than Miami (57 inches), New York City (43 inches) and Boston (42 inches). Yet none of those cities can claim to be among ” the top ten cities in the nation with the cleanest air ” (American Lung Association, 2002-2006).

Temperatures for the region vary based on altitude (for example, sea level in Blaine or the ski area of Mt. Baker) and other factors. The average high in Bellingham in July is 72 degrees with a low of 53 degrees. In January the high is around 43 degrees and the low 31 degrees.

On the average there are 71 sunny days, 93 partly sunny days and 201 cloudy days.

Mostly Cloudy
Friday 12/19 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies. High 46F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Rain
Saturday 12/20 100%
Rain
Cloudy with periods of rain. High 47F. Winds SE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Rain
Sunday 12/21 80%
Rain
Showers early, becoming a steady rain later in the day. High 49F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Mostly Cloudy
Monday 12/22 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High 47F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 12/23 60%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High 47F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Snow
Wednesday 12/24 80%
Snow
A steady rain in the morning tapering to showers and becoming mixed with snow in the afternoon. High 41F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.