Seattle area gets second warmest May in nearly 80 years
Jun 1, 2023, 4:53 PM
If it feels this last May has felt especially hot weather-wise, you’d be right — as the final day of the month comes to a close, the Seattle area is pacing for the second warmest May on record dating back to 1945.
The back half of May has seen a handful of 70 and 80 degree days in a month which has typically heralded the end of the rainy season leading into the drier summer months. Through Tuesday of this week, Sea-Tac Airport (where records are measured for the Seattle area) clocked in at an average of 61 degrees for the month combined between highs and lows.
#Seattle average temperature (highs, lows combined) will likely come in at 60.9°F in May. That would be second-warmest May since @FlySEA records started in 1945. It looks like it would be second-warmest too, bringing in previous Seattle weather records. #wawx pic.twitter.com/qsp31hadUp
— Morgan Palmer (@MorganKIRO7) May 31, 2023
That’s second only to May 2018′s average of 61.2 degrees, and ahead of May 2019 (60.5 degrees), 1958 (60.4), and 1995 (60.1).
This will lead straight into more summer-like weather to kick off June. A warmup starts Thursday to begin June with plenty of highs in the 70s by the weekend, and we could see some 80s Sunday through early next week.