Washington, District of Columbia 

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Climate in Washington, District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 39 inches of rain per year.

Washington averages 13 inches of snow per year. The US average is 26 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 203 sunny days per year in Washington. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Summer High: the July high is around 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 28

Sperling's Comfort Index for Washington is a 58 out of 100
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


YOU SHOULD KNOW

Washington gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 115 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

CLIMATE

  CLIMATEWashington, District of ColumbiaUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)43.539.2
  Snowfall (in.)13.325.8
  Precipitation Days115.0102.0
  Sunny Days203205
  Avg. July High88.886.1
  Avg. Jan. Low27.522.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)5854
  UV Index4.14.3
  Elevation ft.232443
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    Reviews for Washington    95 Reviews
    Day to Day Life is Stressful - 11/14/2017
    I've lived in and around the District for 40 years and have watched it become increasingly congested and stressful. Commutes are a nightmare made worse by the rise of... Read More

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    Washington, DC - 9/28/2015
    I've been in DC for 10 yrs now. It's a great place to live, if can afford it. I'm a Chicago native. I came to DC by way of Military.DC was my final duty station. After... Read More

    Climate is big downside - 6/22/2015
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