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Sunny and Near 70 for Oregon / Washington Coast | Portland near 80

Published 04/13/21 at 6:25 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

Sunny and Near 70 for Oregon / Washington Coast | Portland near 80

(Portland, Oregon) – If you hate sun and prefer cloudy, rainy conditions then this week on the Oregon / Washington coastline is not for you. (Above: Coos Bay, courtesy Oregon's Adventure Coast)

From Seattle, Portland to Roseburg, and from La Push down through Cannon Beach and Gold Beach, this coming week will be a warm and sunny one, with even parts of the Oregon coast reaching 70 degrees at one point. Portland will be the hotspot, clocking in at near 80 over the weekend.

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It's pure sunny conditions and increasingly warm temps for both coastlines from today through at least Sunday, with Friday and Saturday being the warmest days. Much of the Oregon coast will be up around 70 by the weekend, albeit a little cooler down past Gold Beach (no warming Chetco effect there this time). Washington's beaches will be warmer in the southern area while cooling the farther north of Westport you go, but still quite sunny and pleasant.

“An area of high pressure will set up over our area, and helping the thermal trough redevelop,” said the National Weather Service (NWS) in Medford. “Thus, expect a warming and drying trend with somewhat breezy afternoon winds. In fact, temperatures on Friday are expected to be nearly 10 to 15 degrees above normal with inland areas possibly reaching 20 to 25 degrees above normal on Saturday and Sunday.”

Most of the beaches in both states will be fairly windy for the first part of the week, with heavier winds south of Florence for places like Coos Bay, Bandon or Gold Beach.

The offshore winds will be enough to cause steep seas farther out from Gold Beach southward, and there's even a small craft advisory in store for Thursday. You may catch some more active waves onshore in places like Coos Bay or Harris Beach State Park, but there are no serious beach issues expected.

What to Look For

Green flash at sunset is a possibility under clear conditions like these

Plenty of safe beaches are in store along the Oregon and Washington coastlines, but that doesn't mean take your eyes off the surf. Wave action may be prominent on the southern Oregon coast along rocky areas.

It's a good time to check out erosion that took place this winter along all the beaches. Some areas are likely returning to normal, but if you haven't looked at the shaved-off sand dunes in places like Gleneden Beach, Manzanita or Devil's Kitchen at Bandon now is the time.

Clear skies are what you'll find through the weekend so keep an eye out for the Lyrid meteor showers.

If there's no haze in the blue skies (there is some inland) then keep an eye out for the Green Flash at Sunset out on the beaches.

Westport, Wash., courtesy Washington State Parks

Northern Washington Coast: Sunny and clear conditions during night and day are in store through Sunday, with daytime highs in the upper 50s moving to the lower 60s later. Sunday and Monday will get some clouds, unlike areas farther south of Forks or Rialto Beach.

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South Washington Coast Through Northern Oregon Coast: An enormous swath of Pacific Northwest beaches will be seeing pure sun for the next several days. High temps for places like Ocean Shores, Long Beach, Manzanita, Newport and down through Yachats will be in the upper 60s getting up around 70 degrees by Saturday. The southern Washington coast may be a couple of degrees higher.

Southern Oregon Coast. Sunny but windy with highs around 60 from Reedsport southward, getting to the mid 60s around the weekend. Those conditions stay through Monday but temps are a bit cooler the farther south you go beyond Gold Beach. MORE PHOTOS BELOW

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Bandon's boardwalk, courtesy Ian Sane, Flickr


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