Pacific Northwest residents tend to dress casually, possibly to be ready for their next adventure at a moment’s notice – they are spoiled for choice, really. During summer, T-shirts, shorts, and sandals are the norm, but keep in the mind that evenings cool down quickly. The winter months offer up a mix of rain with some snow here and there, so a lightweight, waterproof, winter jacket and appropriate footwear are a must.
In Seattle, a typical northwest city, the weather can seem to be in constant flux – it can be raining one minute, with the warm sun coming out the next. Therefore, wearing layers you can easily shed is the best plan when visiting this coastal city.
Don’t let the Pacific Northwest's mixed weather fool you! You can just as easily get a sunburn on a cloudy, overcast day as you can in full sun. And with so many things to see and do in Seattle, you may lose track of how long you’ve been catching those rays. So slather on the sunscreen, especially if you find yourself out on the scenic waters of Lake Union or along the Seattle waterfront.