Orcas, Washington, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Orcas, Washington, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Orcas, below is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Orcas, Washington, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Orcas, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Orcas, Washington, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Orcas, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Orcas, Washington, United States of America by month

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January

January in Orcas is cold and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C), with a few days below 28 F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about half of the time. It also snows occasionally. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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February

February in Orcas is brisk and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to high 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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March

In March, Orcas can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Orcas, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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April

April in Orcas is crisp and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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May

Traveling to Orcas in May, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

June in Orcas is balmy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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July

Traveling to Orcas in July, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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August

Traveling to Orcas in August, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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September

September is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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October

If you are traveling to Orcas in October, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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November

November in Orcas is pretty cool and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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December

December in this region is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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