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Weather in Washington, DC

Washington DC has a temperate climate with four seasons. It’s best to visit in spring, early summer and autumn when the oppressive heat and humidity of the summer has abated. Moderate winters are not unknown with more rain than snow. This is when the hotels are at their cheapest. The busiest time for the city is from March to June when the cherry blossom is in full bloom and the capital is bursting with families and school groups. Hotel rooms are at a premium, so it is essential to book in advance and be prepared to pay inflated prices.

Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Tuesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
6
°C
0
6
wnw
0-20%
1019 mb
good
Wednesday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
6
°C
0
4
nw
40-60%
1021 mb
good
Thursday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
9
°C
0
4
e
20-40%
1027 mb
good
Friday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
10
°C
7.8
1
ne
40-60%
1026 mb
good
Saturday
OccLightRain
Light drizzle
13
°C
3
10
ne
80-100%
1011 mb
poor
Sunday
Overcast
Overcast skies
11
°C
0.5
8
nnw
80-100%
1016 mb
good
Monday
Overcast
Overcast skies
7
°C
0
14
nw
80-100%
1016 mb
good
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Last updated: 2018-12-12 04:17:40
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Symbols indicate the predominant weather for the day in question, calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather. So if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we will see a sunny or partly cloudy symbol rather than a rain cloud.
The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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