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.)
light rain     light rain, 26 °C
Clouds: 40 %       Wind: 4 mph WSW
Air Pressure: 1009 hPa       Humidity: 78 %
Last updated: 24th Jun 2019, 11:21 pm
The next days …
24th Jun 201925th Jun 201926th Jun 201927th Jun 201928th Jun 201929th Jun 2019
moderate rain21 °C to 32 °Cbroken clouds20 °C to 31 °Clight rain21 °C to 31 °Cbroken clouds22 °C to 31 °Cscattered clouds21 °C to 31 °Clight rain21 °C to 33 °C
21 °C to 32 °C20 °C to 31 °C21 °C to 31 °C22 °C to 31 °C21 °C to 31 °C21 °C to 33 °C
Clouds: 76 %Clouds: 62 %Clouds: 16 %Clouds: 58 %Clouds: 27 %Clouds: 91 %
0.25 in of rainNo Precipitation0.02 in of rainNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation0.11 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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USA: Regions

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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