Portland has been categorised as having a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, with cold and wet winters. This city has four distinct seasons, although newcomers will discover that much of the year is cloudy, with above average rainfall compared to the rest of the US.
This gives way to a beautifully green spring each year, which stretches into a warm and dry summer with clear skies. Although Portland does get the occasional heatwave, summers generally average between 53°F (12°C) and 81°F (27°C).
Mild Autumns bring overcast skies and wet weather back to the city, turning into cold winters with occasional snow falls. Temperatures average between 35°F (2°C) and 51°F (11°C) in the colder months.
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