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The most pleasant months of the year for Washington are September, May and June. In Washington, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Washington with an average high temperature of 88.5°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in the District of Columbia. January is the snowiest month in Washington with 5.5 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year.

Today's Weather - Washington, DC

12 AM PST

Mostly Sunny

89°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
This AfternoonMostly Sunny92° / 71°S 10 mph
TuesdaySunny93° / 67°S 7 to 12 mph
JuneteenthMostly Sunny92° / 68°SE 5 to 9 mph
ThursdaySunny94° / 70°S 2 to 6 mph
FridayMostly Sunny97° / 75°S 5 mph
SaturdayMostly Sunny100° / 76°S 2 to 6 mph
SundayMostly Sunny then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms99° / 77°S 3 to 7 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 27
Rain: averages 43 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 14 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Washington area is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in District of Columbia.

7.5 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7.8. 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.


Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
HighLow
January43° 27°
February47° 29°
March56° 36°
April67° 45°
May76° 55°
June85° 64°
July89° 69°
August87° 67°
September80° 60°
October69° 48°
November58° 39°
December47° 30°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Washington
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January022103
February01892
March011101
April12100
May20120
June70100
July130100
August10090
September3090
October0180
November0790
December019101

YOU SHOULD KNOW

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.

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Over 3 years ago

Living in DC long term brings on a kind of insidious misery. A long, slow, simmering down of any natural optimism or desire for a better future. It’s a leach of a town  More

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Over 4 years ago

Parts are beautiful but alot is rundown and ghetto. They always show the monuments and upper nw neighborhoods but never show hoods across the Anacostia River. Crime is  More

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Moved to DC 40 years ago from Mpls-St. Paul. DC is an amazing town. Downside is people are very competitive, everything is expensive. Great restaurants, foodie heaven  More

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