What Time Is It In Seattle?

What is the current time in Seattle, Washington

The current time in Seattle, Washington is

5:32 PM

The date is May 29, 2024

Quick facts

  • Seattle is 7:00 behind GMT right now
  • Seattle's time zone is Pacific Time

What Time Zone is Seattle, Washington In?

Seattle is in Pacific Time time zone, also sometimes abbreviated to PT. There are many cities and states in this time zone. This time zone consists of two "sub" time zones: PST and PDT. It is one or the other, depending on the time of year. In PT, clocks are typically moved forward and backwards anually (once forward and once backward every year).

Timezone Pacific Mountain Central Eastern
GMT Offset -7:00 -7:00 -5:00 -4:00
12-hour time 8:32 PM 7:32 PM 5:32 PM 5:32 PM
24-hour time 20:32 19:32 17:32 17:32
Military time 2032 1932 1732 1732

Seasons in Seattle


  • Average temperature: 50-60°F
  • Climate: Rainy and mild
  • Unique traditions and events: Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 70-80°F
  • Climate: Dry and warm
  • Unique traditions and events: Seattle International Beerfest, Seafair Festival, Bite of Seattle
  • Average daylight: 15-16 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-60°F
  • Climate: Rainy and cool
  • Unique traditions and events: Seattle Queer Film Festival, Earshot Jazz Festival, Seattle Home Show
  • Average daylight: 10-12 hours


  • Average temperature: 40-50°F
  • Climate: Rainy and chilly
  • Unique traditions and events: Seattle Center Winterfest, Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker, Seattle Boat Show
  • Average daylight: 8-9 hours

Compared to other cities in Washington, Seattle has a unique blend of urban and natural attractions. The city is home to the iconic Space Needle and Pike Place Market, as well as numerous parks and beaches. However, Seattle is also known for its rainy weather, which can be a drawback for some visitors. Historical monuments and tourist traps in other parts of the state, such as Mount Rainier and the Columbia River Gorge, are several hours' drive from Seattle. It takes approximately 30 minutes to travel to suburbs such as Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland.

Seattle is a bustling and growing city located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is situated in the state of Washington and falls under the Pacific Time Zone with skyrocketting rent and mortage prices. Seattle is 7 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-7). The nearest timezone border is approximately 51 miles away, and it is the Mountain Time Zone. The respective travel time to the nearest states, Oregon and Idaho, is around 3-4 hours by car. Some of the neighboring cities include Bellevue, Redmond, and Tacoma. If someone were to drive from Seattle across America, it would take them approximately 44 hours. Learn more about traveling to Seattle. Hint: bring a raincoat!.

Destination Distance (miles) Time to Drive (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 838 16.76 -1
White House in Washington D.C. 2,735 54.7 -3
Denali National Park 2,284 45.68 -4
Las Vegas Strip 1,126 22.52 -1
Citizens Bank Park 2,413 48.26 -3
Niagara Falls 2,276 45.52 -3
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 807 16.14 -1
Yellowstone 696 13.92 -1
Manhattan 2,408 48.16 -3
Grand Canyon 1,168 23.36 -1

Other times in the United States

The United States has four main time zones and six time zones including Alaska and Hawaii. Time can span between six hours and range from -5 UTC hours to -10 UTC, making time in Seattle change by a 6 hour time frame in the United States. Here are the most popular current times across the USA.

City State Timezone 12-hour time 24 hour time Military time
New York City New York Eastern Time 11:01 PM 23:01 2301
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 11:01 PM 23:01 2301
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 11:01 PM 23:01 2301
Chicago Illinois Central Time 10:01 PM 22:01 2201
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 8:01 PM 20:01 2001
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 8:01 PM 20:01 2001

Fast Facts About Seattle

What time zone is Seattle in?

Seattle is in the Pacific Time time zone

What is Seattle time compared to UTC?

UTC or Coordinated Universal Time is the global time standard, and Seattle is offset by -7:00.