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Washington DC Climate & Weather

Washington DC Climate and Weather


The climate in the district tends to be moderate, and the nation's capital experiences the four seasons (spring, summer, autumn, winter). Summers are usually hot and humid, while winters are chilly and damp. The hottest months of the year are usually July and August, with average high temperatures of about 86°F to 93°F (30°C to 32°C). Thunderstorms are common in the summer due to the combined heat and humidity. Winters can be very cold, often with snowstorms, and temperatures in December to February average between 39°F and 21°F (4°C and -6°C). Spring and autumn are the mildest times of year, with temperatures in April and October averaging 68°F (20°C). Spring is usually the best time to travel to Washington DC, when temperatures are mild and humidity is low.


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