Best Time to Visit Washington D.C.

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Washington D.C.. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Washington DC. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Washington D.C. for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol -2 °C to 31 °C
Waves Symbol 6 °C to 24 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 2.683.86 in (9 – 13 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Visit Washington D.C.: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 8 °C
Water max. 7 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 9 °C
Water max. 6 °C
MarchMar
MaximumMax. 13 °C
Water max. 6 °C
AprilApr
TemperaturesTemp. up to 19 °C
Water max. 11 °C
MayMay
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JuneJun
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SeptemberSep
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OctoberOct
TemperaturesTemp. up to 21 °C
NovemberNov
MaximumMax. 14 °C
Water max. 14 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 8 °C
Water max. 9 °C

Climate Chart Washington D.C.

Washington DC

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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Washington D.C.

In the following, you will find the climate table for Washington D.C., containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Washington DC (Washington D.C.)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature13°19°25°29°31°31°27°20°14°
Night Temperature-2°-2°13°18°21°21°16°-2°
Water Temperature10°14°20°23°24°23°18°14°
Precipitation (inch)2.832.682.912.833.863.193.73.112.872.683.032.87
Rainy days109111113111312119109
Hours of Sunshine56678101088754
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Washington DC is 14 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (26 °C)
Coldest month: January (2.7 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Washington DC is 24 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
June, July, August, September, and October

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
July, August, and September

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 36.57 inch on 129 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, November, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 9.7 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.9 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Washington DC (Station Washington D.C.)
overcast clouds     overcast clouds, 10.5 °C
Clouds: 90 %       Wind: 0 mph SSO
Air Pressure: 1025 hPa       Humidity: 42 %
Last updated: 5th Dec 2021, 07:08 pm
The next days …
6th Dec 20217th Dec 20218th Dec 20219th Dec 202110th Dec 202111th Dec 2021
light rain7 °C to 19 °Cbroken clouds2 °C to 6 °Crain and snow1 °C to 3 °Cbroken clouds-1 °C to 3 °Clight rain-0 °C to 8 °Cmoderate rain9 °C to 21 °C
7 °C to 19 °C2 °C to 6 °C1 °C to 3 °C-1 °C to 3 °C-0 °C to 8 °C9 °C to 21 °C
Clouds: 47 %Clouds: 51 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 84 %Clouds: 60 %Clouds: 100 %
0.04 in of rainNo Precipitation0.79 in of rainNo Precipitation0.22 in of rain0.44 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Washington D.C. is part of the holiday destination USA. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

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