Dupont Circle Weather and Climate

This season in Washington, D.C. can be anything from cold and rainy to warm and pleasant. Typically, there is a small amount of snowfall, averaging just over three inches, during the month of March. In April and May, snowfall is nonexistent. Although spring brings with it some showers, like in most destinations, the city averages just 10 rainy days each month throughout the season. A perfect 55 degrees Fahrenheit is relatively typical for the spring, with slightly lower temperatures in March and slightly higher numbers in May. However, it is impossible to predict the specific weather of this season. Highs of 99 degrees have been recorded in May, and subzero temperatures are not uncommon in March.

Generally speaking, the summers in Washington, D.C. are hot and humid. Despite the classification of Washington, D.C. as a humid subtropical zone, summer is not necessarily a rainy season. Just three inches of rain falls monthly between June and August. Average high temperatures are in the high 80s, but there can be a vast difference between the morning temperatures and the midday temperatures. Expect to have cool but humid mornings and steadily climbing temperatures throughout the day. Low temperatures rarely dip between 60 degrees, even in the early mornings. Some storms are typical toward the end of the summer months, but the inland location of the city means that damage is typically minimal.

The fall season is traditionally the most popular time for tourists to visit the city of Washington, D.C. thanks to moderate temperatures and plenty of sunny days. Snow, if it falls at all during the autumn, will only occur at the tail end of November, and usually adds up to less than half an inch each season. Although storms are most common during the autumn, the city is well protected and damage is rare. High temperatures in the autumn average around 80 degrees, although it can get as low as 30 degrees.

Generally, winters in Washington, D.C. are mild. However, it is important to remember that roughly six inches of snow falls each month and temperatures are frequently below freezing. Blizzards are uncommon, but Washington, D.C. usually experiences one major winter storm every five or six years. Thankfully, residents of Washington, D.C. can still expect a number of sunny days during the winter, averaging 20 days per month. Tourism during the winter months is lowest of all the seasons throughout the year.