Winter in D.C. lasts from December through February and the beginning of March. During the winter in D.C., temperatures are often much lower than in other times of the year. Average temperatures range from 20 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit (between -6 and 8 degrees Celsius). It often snows during the winter leading to conditions that may create a weather emergency, in which time the GS/OAS offices may not be open. Click here to find out if there is a weather emergency in the area. During this season, it is important to dress warmly.
Spring in D.C. lasts from late March through late May. Temperatures at the beginning of spring are usually colder than temperatures in late May. Temperatures during the spring are often between 40 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (between 4 and 15 degrees Celsius). Spring experiences increased amounts of rain. During this season, it is important to have an umbrella and/or rain jacket.
Summer in D.C. lasts from June through August. Temperatures are often the highest in summer than during other seasons. Temperatures are generally between 60 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit (between 16 and 32 degrees Celsius). Summer brings more thunderstorms to the area. During this season, it is important to drink lots of water and try to stay cool during the day.
Fall in D.C. generally lasts from September through November. Temperatures are often similar to those of spring, though fall is a little cooler. Temperatures are generally between 40 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (between 4 and 15 degrees Celsius). During this season, you can enjoy the colors brought about when the leaves change..