The best times to visit Forks for ideal weather are

June 25th to September 23rd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Forks Travel Info

Weather in Forks

Temperature

Average temperatures in Forks vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 22nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Forks, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 74.6°F (23.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 51.8°F (11°C) at night.

Forks Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Forks Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

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Forks Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Forks Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 49.6 41.4 34.4
Feb 50.8 42.8 35.5
Mar 52.5 43.8 36
Apr 55.8 46.2 37.5
May 61.1 51.2 42.3
Jun 64.7 55.2 47
Jul 69.6 58.9 50.7
Aug 71.4 59.7 51.1
Sep 69.4 57.4 47.8
Oct 61.3 51.4 42.5
Nov 53.2 44.9 37.4
Dec 47.7 40.8 34.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 9.8 5.2 1.3
Feb 10.4 6 1.9
Mar 11.4 6.6 2.2
Apr 13.2 7.9 3.1
May 16.2 10.7 5.7
Jun 18.2 12.9 8.3
Jul 20.9 14.9 10.4
Aug 21.9 15.4 10.6
Sep 20.8 14.1 8.8
Oct 16.3 10.8 5.8
Nov 11.8 7.2 3
Dec 8.7 4.9 1.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Forks are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early August. For example, on the week of July 30th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid March with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of March 12th.

When can you find snow in Forks? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Forks.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Forks (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 54% 0 14.6
Feb 50% 0 9.1
Mar 64% 0 15.4
Apr 45% 0 8.4
May 29% 0 4.4
Jun 22% 0 3.1
Jul 14% 0 1.6
Aug 15% 0 2.3
Sep 27% 0 5.8
Oct 46% 0 11.1
Nov 59% 0 14.7
Dec 60% 0 13.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 54 0 37.1
Feb 50 0 23.1
Mar 64 0 39.1
Apr 45 0 21.3
May 29 0 11.2
Jun 22 0 7.9
Jul 14 0 4.1
Aug 15 0 5.8
Sep 27 0 14.7
Oct 46 0 28.2
Nov 59 0 37.3
Dec 60 0 34.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Forks has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (72.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (82.7%).

Wind in Forks is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by December and February. March’s average wind speed of around 5.4 knots (6.2 MPH or 10 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 13.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Forks.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.7 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.1 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Mar 5.4 Light breeze 12.6 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.8 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
May 4.3 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.9 Barely noticeable 10.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.9 Barely noticeable 10.1 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.5 Barely noticeable 9.9 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.5 Barely noticeable 9.7 Gentle breeze
Oct 4 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Nov 5 Light breeze 11.8 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.1 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 82.4%
Feb 76.8%
Mar 78%
Apr 73.1%
May 72.8%
Jun 74.8%
Jul 74.9%
Aug 75.3%
Sep 75.2%
Oct 79.8%
Nov 80%
Dec 82.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Forks?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Forks, WA, US is July, followed by August and April. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Forks in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 37.8 in November means 37.8% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Forks Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 64.6°F (18.1°C) and 50.8°F (10.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is frequent with 9 to 20 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 4 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Forks, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 72.1°F (22.3°C) and 50.4°F (10.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 8 to 18 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Forks to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 51.3°F (10.7°C) and 46.7°F (8.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 14 to 19 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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