POLL: What Are the Most Comfortable Summer Temperatures?


I think I’ll retire the poll I’ve had on the sidebar for over a week now asking the question: When Will We See Record Warmth?

46% of you believe there is no such thing as warmth in Washington, but 19% of you believe we’ll see record warmth either in May or June. Right now the numbers are tied. We’ll see what happens! The 15% that think record warmth will strike this month aren’t completely out of the contest as we still have plenty of days left to reach a record high.

So let’s start a new poll. We just went through a mini heatwave with high temps in the 60s and 70s all across the area. This got me to thinking: where are you most comfortable when it comes to summer temperatures? 60s? 70s? 80s? 90+? I am a true Washingtonian and can’t handle temperatures much above 80. 65-73º is just fine with me. So go ahead and cast your vote!

**NOTE: If the poll on the right hand side is not working for you (it doesn’t let me vote and a fellow reader also commented about the inability to cast her vote) then feel free to participate by submitting a comment.

Are we going to see anymore summer-like weather? Well, within the next 7 days it doesn’t look likely but the long range looks optimistic.

Tomorrow and Friday will be quite similar: partly sunny with showers and highs in the 50s.

Saturday looks just as showery with mostly cloudy skies. The day of concern is Easter and I know many of you are hoping for a nice dry day to do some egg hunting. If I were you, I’d do the hunting on Friday or Saturday as an organized low pressure system is expected to swing to our south bringing cool temperatures, rain, clouds and breezy conditions on Sunday. By the looks of it any outdoor plans could be thwarted. Stay tuned.

Monday looks like a raw day with highs nearly 10º below normal. Skies will also be mostly cloudy with rain showers falling across the area. In fact, Monday night into Tuesday we could see some wet snow on the local hills. Oh goody.

After a mostly cloudy and showery Wednesday we look to greatly improve and even warm up a little. Maybe not the best timing, but we’ll take what we can get 🙂

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap



14 thoughts on “POLL: What Are the Most Comfortable Summer Temperatures?

  1. I still can’t vote for some reason.

    I care less about the temperature than the humidity. A 70F and 70% humidity is worse than either 90F, low humidity and 20 F, low humidity.

    For swimming 86.F is nice winter or summer.

  2. You can’t vote? Does it just show you the results without the option of voting? It is even doing that to me, yet some people are able to vote so I’m not sure what the deal is…hmmm…

    But I agree with you. That’s why I don’t like Missouri. It is EXTREMELY humid there. Washington heat is usually dry so 86 and about 20% humidity is bearable.

    Thanks for your input 🙂

  3. Thanks for bringing up a subject dear to me…weather and humidity. Its hard to breathe in humidity…. I call it ‘heavy air.’

    You guessed it. The poll shows the results, but won’t let me vote.

  4. I was born a Bremertonian unfortuntely transplanted in Southwest Florida. The weather here is miserable, hot and humid most of the time. I love and miss Washington weather. It is a rare day that we can open our windows and enjoy a nice cool breeze and fresh air, something Washington has daily. Enjoy and be gratful.

    1. Paula: Yikes! Florida’s climate differs GREATLY compared to Western Washington’s. Quite the wake up call, huh? I have no tolerance for humidity and that is why I love summers here. I will most certainly enjoy the weather here and be grateful for it!

      Eric: A convergence zone is likely later this weekend and early next week and with the cold and unstable air mass you not only run the risk of some wet snow but possible hail and lightning too. It’s spring for sure!

  5. for swimming in the lakes i think that it has to be in the 80’s for about 2 weeks to warm the water. Under 80 and above 72 is perfect for everyday in Bremerton, I think.

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