What's the best month to visit Cannon Beach?

July and August on the Oregon Coast are marked by plenty of blue skies (pictured above: The Garibaldi Marina)

July and August on the Oregon Coast are marked by plenty of blue skies (pictured above: The Garibaldi Marina)

According to Weather Spark, an excellent resource for trip and event planning, the best time to visit Cannon Beach, Arch Cape, and the surrounding areas on the Oregon Coast is…

— Based on the Weather Spark Tourism Score, “the best time of year to visit Cannon Beach for hot-weather activities is from late July to early September, with a peak score in the third week of August.”

JUNE: “June 21 [is] the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:25 AM and sets 15 hours, 44 minutes later, at 9:09 PM.”

JULY: “The month of July in Cannon Beach experiences rapidly decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 37% to 23%. The clearest day of the month is July 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 77% of the time.

AUGUST: “August 3 [is historically] the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 78%.” In addition, the lowest chance [of rain] is 6% on August 3.” As for wind, “August 18, the calmest day of the year in Cannon Beach, the daily average wind speed is 6.3 miles per hour.” In addition, “August 18 [is] the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Cannon Beach typically range from 55°F to 67°F.”

SEPTEMBER: “The clearest day of the month in Cannon Beach is September 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 69% of the time.” As for rain, “in Cannon Beach, the chance of a wet day over the course of September is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 15% and ending it at 27%.”

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