Portland Weather Averages

Portland enjoys mild temperatures most days of the year. But the city's summer and winter weather contrast sharply in the amount of rain and sunshine.

This page gives detailed information on the annual weather averages for Portland.

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The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered near the Portland International Airport, located a few miles from downtown Portland.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

63 °F annual average high 17 °C
45 °F annual average low 7 °C

Portland's coldest days of the year usually occur in mid December when the daily maximum temperature averages 44 degrees Fahrenheit (7 degrees Celsius) and the minimum averages 34 °F (1 °C).

The year's hottest days are normally at the end of July. The average temperature peaks then with daily highs of 82 °F (28 °C) and nighttime lows of 57 °F (14 °C).

121 days 70 °F max. or more (21 °C)
118 days 40 °F min. or less (4 °C)

Portland averages 12 days a year when the thermometer reaches into the 90s °F (over 32 °C). The temperature can climb above 100 °F (38 °C), but that's a rare event which doesn't happen every year.

The thermometer dips to 32 °F (0 °C) or below on 26 nights a year. Portland doesn't usually ever get as cold as 10 °F (-12 °C). Typically on 2 days annually the mercury remains below freezing for the entire day.

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

43.5 in total precipitation 1104 mm
164 days of rain or snowfall

December is usually the wettest month of the year in Portland, while July is the driest.

Snowy Weather iconSnow

3.0 in total snowfall 7.6 cm
2 days with new snow

December and January are the months when Portland is most likely to get snow.

Sunny Weather iconSun

48 % sunshine
68 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Portland during 48 percent of daylight hours on average year round, for a total of 2143 hours annually. Typically on 68 days a year the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in Portland averages 12 hours and 13 minutes a day. The shortest days of the year in mid December have 8 hours and 42 minutes of daylight. The year's longest days in mid June last 15:41 from sunrise to sunset.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

73 % average humidity

The annual average for relative humidity in Portland ranges throughout the day from 85 percent at 4:00 am to 59 percent at 4:00 pm.

Local Time1 am4 am7 am10 am1 pm4 pm7 pm10 pm
Humidity % 82 85 84 73 61 59 67 76

Windy Weather iconWind

7.9 mph wind speed average 12.7 kph

January is usually the windiest month for Portland, while the wind is generally calmest during early autumn.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

6 days precipitation of 1 inch (25 mm) or more
1 day snowfall of 1 inch (2.5 cm) or more
7 days with thunderstorms a year

About once a decade, Portland gets a major snowstorm that leaves 5 to 10 inches (13 to 25 cm) of snow.

Thunderstorms usually appear over Portland from February to November.

Reference

These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals.

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