Washington, District of Columbia 

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Weather in Washington, District of Columbia

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

7 PM PST

Isolated Rain Showers

70°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
TonightIsolated Rain Showers66° / 84°N 7 mph
Wednesday NightPartly Cloudy66° / 85°N 3 to 9 mph
Thursday NightMostly Clear67° / 86°N 1 to 5 mph
Friday NightMostly Clear67° / 88°S 3 mph
Saturday NightMostly Clear69° / 89°S 2 to 6 mph
Sunday NightMostly Clear70° / 91°S 6 mph
Monday NightMostly Clear72° / 92°S 6 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 7.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in District of Columbia.

7.3 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7. 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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Reviews for Washington    96 Reviews
Great town with it's challenges - 7/18/2019
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... Read More

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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

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


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