At a Glance
GMT -8 hours.
During Daylight Saving Time, GMT -7 hours.
The electrical current in Seattle runs on a 120-volt, 60 cycle AC. European and Australian appliances will need an adaptor and a converter while dual-voltage appliances will simply require an adaptor.
The unit of currency is the U.S. Dollar (USD).
Tipping is common and when dining out, a 15% tip is the norm if service charge is not observed by the establishment. Bars have tip trays where customers are expected to leave a small gratuity upon departure.
7% - 8% government service tax is automatically added to all goods and services.
Located along the coast, Seattle experiences variations in weather as seasons change. The average temperature is 3°C (37.4°F) during winter and 24°C (75.2°F) during summer.
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Most international visitors require a visa prior to entry. Citizens of countries under the Visa Waiver Programme are allowed to travel to the U.S. without a visa.