Bellingham has a Mediterranean climate with dry warm summers and mild winters - perfect for year round Artist Retreats. Just 17 miles south of the Canadian border, it may surprise you to know that the climate is mild enough with infrequent frosts that a species of palm is hardy here and camellias actually flourish. In spring, urban lawns are covered with daffodils and tulips; summer brings strawberries, blueberries, and cascades of roses; in autumn, apple, pear, and plum trees are weighed down by bushels of fruit. Winter can turn cold, due to long bouts of rain, but lowland snow is rare. And yes: rain is a regular thing, from soft drizzle to hardy downpours.
The warm season lasts from late June to late September, with an average daily high temperature above 66°F. Summer highs average 72°F, with lows around 56°F. The cold season lasts from mid-November to the end of February, with an average daily high temperature below 49°F.