Seattle’s first 9 p.m. sunset of 2023 is today

Western Washington will see the sun set at 9 p.m. or later until July 18.

SEATTLE — With less than three weeks until the summer solstice, today Seattle hit another seasonal milestone by witnessing the first 9 p.m. sundown of the year.

This is the first 9 p.m. sundown in nearly 11 months. The last time Seattle saw a 9 p.m. sunset was on July 18 of last year.

A late sunset at 21:00 or later will continue through July 18 with a sunset no later than 21:11 from June 22 to June 29. See sunrise and sunset times here.

Western Washington continues to have daylight until June 21, the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year. The summer solstice is now only 19 days away. This area will see about 16 hours of daylight on this day.

With longer days accompanying the summer solstice, temperatures warmed and precipitation began to dry around western Washington.

Looking ahead, the long-range forecast suggests warmer-than-normal temperatures and drier-than-normal rainfall through the end of June. This weather pattern can continue into the cool, rainy season when El Nino has strong growth conditions for a long time.

Friday: A few morning clouds become sunny. High in the over 60s to low to mid 70s.

Saturday: A few morning clouds on the other hand sunny. High in the over 60s to low to mid 70s.

Sunday: A few clouds but mostly sunny. A little cooler. High in the middle to above 60 and below 70.

Monday: Sunny. Lighter. High on low to mid 70s.

Tuesday Thursday: Sunny. Warm up! High in the 70s to low in the mid 80s.

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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