Bowie, MD 

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Climate in Bowie, MD

Bowie, MD has a humid subtropical climate with hot and humid summers, mild winters, and abundant precipitation year-round. The average high temperature in July is 87°F and the average low temperature in January is 29°F. The area experiences around 46 inches of rainfall each year, with snowfall averaging at 16.5 inches annually. Throughout the spring and fall months, Bowie’s climate can be characterized as having warm days with comfortable nights.

Bowie, Maryland gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Bowie averages 15 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 201 sunny days per year in Bowie. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Bowie gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 107 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.

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 24
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 15 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Bowie is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Maryland.

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Summer   /   Winter
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Bowie, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Bowie, MarylandUnited States
  43.8 in.38.1 in.
  14.9 in.27.8 in.
  106.9 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  138 ft.2443 ft.


Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

July is the hottest month for Bowie with an average high temperature of 87.9°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Maryland. In Bowie, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Bowie are September, May and June.

In Bowie, there are 29.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Maryland.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Bowie with an average of 24.0°. This is colder than most places in Maryland.

In Bowie, there are 98.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Maryland.

In Bowie, there are 0.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Maryland.

The humidity can be uncomfortably heavy or close in Bowie during the summer months. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most humid months in Bowie.

May is the wettest month in Bowie with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 43.8 inches in Bowie means that it is about average compared to other places in Maryland.

May is the rainiest month in Bowie with 10.3 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.8 rainy days. There are 106.9 rainy days annually in Bowie, which is one of the least rainy places in Maryland. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 14.9 inches in Bowie means that it is about average compared to other places in Maryland. January is the snowiest month in Bowie with 6.3 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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