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Oregon / Washington Coast Recreation: Near 80 to Rain to Sun Again

Published 05/04/21 at 8:15 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

Oregon / Washington Coast Recreation: Near 80 to Rain, to Sun Again

(Portland, Oregon) – Some decent amounts of sun and even a near-heatwave are in store for western Oregon and SW Washington for a brief period this week, before things get cloudy and rainy over the weekend. Yet the sun and fun will return around Monday for the coastal areas of both states, from Brookings up through the northern Washington coast. (Above: Cape Kiwanda)

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Wednesday will bring temperatures into the low 80s for much of Oregon and even parts of the coast, while places like Seattle will only see partly sunny and the low 70s. Beach towns will fare better, with even the central Washington coast seeing the 60s and 70s on Wednesday.

For all of the Oregon and Washington coast, Thursday through Saturday will bring a dampened weekend, but the sun and higher temps start to emerge in most places starting Sunday or Monday.

“High pressure builds across the region tonight through Wednesday with southeasterly flow,” the National Weather Service (NWS) said on its website. “A deepening broad low pressure system will advance towards the area Thursday bringing rain and more active convective weather that will lead us into the weekend.”

The start of the week will be sunnier and drier, the NWS said.

Washington Coast:

Westport, Washington, courtesy Washington State Parks

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with highs in the 60s to lower 70s, and east winds around 10 to 20 mph. Thursday and Friday bring rain at times or even heavy showers with highs in the 50s. Saturday is largely the same. The forecasts get a little colder the farther north you go towards La Push, and warmer the closer to you get to Long Beach.

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Sunday will be the fun day for many parts of Washington beaches, where sunny to partly sunny conditions take over through Tuesday along with highs in the 60s.

Northern Half of Oregon Coast:


It's the warmest areas of the Pacific Northwest coast on Wednesday (from Florence through Long Beach, Washington) with temps in the 70s in beach towns and winds around 5 mph. Some areas may see closer to 80 degrees, certainly if you head just slightly inland such as at Wheeler or Toledo.

Thursday marks the rainy change with some heavy downpours possible between there and Saturday, and even a chance of thunderstorms if you want a bit of sky drama. Temps will be around 60, but some sun may appear on Friday and Sunday, interspersed with bouts of rain.

From Sunday onward it starts to get sunny again in places like Cannon Beach or Yachats, and Tuesday is currently being predicted as sunny and warm along the coast.

Southern Oregon Coast:

Cape Arago near Coos Bay, courtesy Oregon's Adventure Coast

Wednesday turns mostly cloudy from Reedsport southward but with temps as high as 75 in some areas. Conditions get a little cooler the farther south you go towards Gold Beach and Brookings.

Thursday and Friday bring cloudy skies, according to the NWS, and plenty of showers will be in store for the south coast. On Saturday, it's sunny for places like Coos Bay or Bandon, but partly sunny farther south of Port Orford.

Starting Sunday and Monday, the region warms up even a bit more than the north coast, with plenty of sun and temps closing in on 70 sometimes through Tuesday. Farther south into Curry County it may be somewhat warmer, living up to that banana belt nickname.

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