Map of Washington DC in United States of America

Washington DC Climate

Washington DC is the capital of United States of America. United States of America is part of the continent of North America. This city belongs to the famous state of District of Columbia.

Best time to visit Washington DC

The best time to visit Washington DC will be when the average temperatures are at a comfortable level (between 20°C / 68.0°F and 30°C / 86.0°F on average) which is during months June, July, August and September. Other great months to visit Washington DC are April, May and October when the average temperatures are a little cooler but still between a pleasant 10°C / 50.0°F and 20°C / 68.0°F. If you don't mind bringing a coat, you might also enjoy visiting Washington DC during January, February, March, November and December but average temperatures are fairly cool (between 0°C / 32.0°F and 10°C / 50.0°F).


The warmest time of year in Washington DC is in July when it is 26.65°C / 80.0°F on average, but could get up to 31.4°C / 88.5°F maximum. On the other hand, the coldest time of year in Washington DC is in January when it is 1.4°C / 34.5°F on average, but could get down to -2.9°C / 34.5°F minimum.

  • Freezing months: 0 (0°C / 32.0°F and below)
  • Cold months: 5 (0°C / 32.0°F to 10°C / 50.0°F)
  • Cool months: 3 (10°C / 50.0°F to 20°C / 68.0°F)
  • Warm months: 4 (20°C / 68.0°F to 30°C / 86.0°F)
  • Hot months: 0 (30°C / 86.0°F to 40°C / 104.0°F)
  • Boiling months: 0 (40°C / 104.0°F and above)

Washington DC Climate Chart

Below are the climate charts for Washington DC in District of Columbia which resides in United States of America.

Temperature tables

The first table is for the average temperatures across the year in degrees Celsius. The cells that are BLUE show the coldest months and the cells that are PINK show the hottest months.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °C1.43.058.413.6519.1524.2526.6525.821.815.49.854.05
Max Temperature in °C5.77.713.619.324.629.331.430.526.720.614.68.3
Min Temperature in °C-2.9-1.63.2813.719.221.921.116.910.25.1-0.2

This second table is for the average temperatures across the year in degrees Fahrenheit. Cells in BLUE are the coldest months and cells in PINK are the hottest months.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °F34.537.547.156.666.575.780.078.471.259.749.739.3
Max Temperature in °F42.345.956.566.776.384.788.586.980.169.158.346.9
Min Temperature in °F26.829.137.846.456.766.671.470.062.450.441.231.6

Rainfall figures

This table is for the amount of rainfall (both in millimetres and inches) and number of rainy days in Washington DC throughout the year.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Total rainfall in MM69.168.880.568.89385.996.599.384.176.779.279.2
Total rainfall in Inches2.72.73.22.73.73.43.83.93.33.03.13.1
Total number of rainy days7.87.387.68.97.57.87.45.95.76.77.1
Chances of rain25.2%26.1%25.8%25.3%28.7%25.0%25.2%23.9%19.7%18.4%22.3%22.9%

Washington DC Climate Graph

Below is the climate graph for Washington DC in United States of America. It shows both the average temperatures throughout the year in degrees Celsius and also the average total rainfall in millimetres.

Washington DC Climate Graph with temperatures in °C and rainfall in millimetres

Below is the climate graph for Washington DC in United States of America with the average temperatures throughout the year in degrees Fahrenheit and also the average total rainfall in inches.

Washington DC Climate Graph with temperatures in °F and rainfall in inches