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Washington, DC Weather - Monthly Averages

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Washington, DC weather is mild compared to many parts of the United States. The capital region has four distinct seasons, although the weather can be unpredictable and varies from year to year. Fortunately, the nastiest weather in the Washington, DC area is usually fairly short in duration.

In the winter, the Washington, DC area gets an occasional snowstorm. The temperatures often fluctuate above freezing in the winter so we can get lots of rain or freezing rain during the colder months. Springtime is beautiful when the flowers blossom. The weather is wonderful in the spring and this is the busiest time of year for the tourist attractions. During the summer months, Washington, DC can get hot, humid and uncomfortable. Late July and most of August are a good time to stay indoors in the air conditioning. Fall is my favorite season of the year. The vibrant colors of the fall foliage and the cool temperatures make this a great time to enjoy lots of outdoor recreation. Read more about Washington DC by the Seasons.

Average Monthly Temperatures in Washington, DC

January
Average high temperature: 43
Average low temperature: 24
Rainfall: 3.57

February
Average high temperature: 47
Average low temperature: 26
Rainfall: 2.84

March
Average high temperature: 55
Average low temperature: 33
Rainfall: 3.92

April
Average high temperature: 66
Average low temperature: 42
Rainfall: 3.26

May
Average high temperature: 76
Average low temperature: 52
Rainfall: 4.29

June
Average high temperature: 84
Average low temperature: 62
Rainfall: 3.63

July
Average high temperature: 89
Average low temperature: 67
Rainfall: 4.21

August
Average high temperature: 87
Average low temperature: 65
Rainfall: 3.9

September
Average high temperature: 80
Average low temperature: 57
Rainfall: 4.08

October
Average high temperature: 69
Average low temperature: 44
Rainfall: 3.43

November
Average high temperature: 58
Average low temperature: 36
Rainfall: 3.32

December
Average high temperature: 48
Average low temperature: 28
Rainfall: 3.25

For an up-to-date weather forecast, see www.weather.com or the Washington Post.

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