The 39th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics

Weather in Seattle


Seattle is famous for frequent rainfall. Almost all of Seattle's rain falls from October to June. The summer months, including September, are usually mild, sunny, and dry, with low humidity and pleasant temperatures. However, sometimes the rainy season begins early, so it is a good idea to plan for the possibility of rain. It seldom rains hard in Seattle, so many residents make do with a rain hat or small umbrella.

You can expect daily high temperatures of about 72°F / 20°C and low temperatures of about 50°F / 10°C. You will certainly need a jacket in the evening to stay warm.

Before traveling, check the current weather forecast in Fahrenheit or Celsius.

UW campus cherry blossoms

Cherry trees in bloom on the University of Washington campus, March 2002. Gowen Hall, home of the Department of Asian Languages & Literature, is in the background.

Host: Department of Asian Languages & Literature
Principal Organizer: Zev Handel
Sponsors: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, China Studies Program, Department of Asian Languages & Literature, Department of Linguistics, The Graduate School Fund for Excellence & Innovation, Office of the Dean of Humanities, East Asia Center, Southeast Asia Center, South Asia Center