Best time to visit D.C.

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When is the best time to visit D.C.?

The best time to visit D.C. (Washington) is May and June based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 5°C maximum daytime temperature in January in D.C. (Washington)5
  • 7°C maximum daytime temperature in February in D.C. (Washington)7
  • 13°C maximum daytime temperature in March in D.C. (Washington)13
  • 19°C maximum daytime temperature in April in D.C. (Washington)19
  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in May in D.C. (Washington)24
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in June in D.C. (Washington)29
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in July in D.C. (Washington)31
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in August in D.C. (Washington)30
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in September in D.C. (Washington)26
  • 20°C maximum daytime temperature in October in D.C. (Washington)20
  • 14°C maximum daytime temperature in November in D.C. (Washington)14
  • 8°C maximum daytime temperature in December in D.C. (Washington)8

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Best time to visit

The weather guide for D.C., represented by Washington, (Washington) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Which is the hottest month in D.C.?

The hottest time of year in Washington, D.C. is normally July. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 31°C with high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in D.C.?

In terms of rainfall, August is usually the wettest month in Washington, D.C. with 103mm on average. There are normally 9 days in August with some rain.

When is it sunniest in D.C.?

The sunniest time of year in Washington, D.C. is normally June with bright sunshine on average for 63% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

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