What is the Weather like in Washington, DC in June?

This post is about the weather in June in Washington, DC, including average temperatures and rainfall as well as tips on what to wear and things to do.   

 


AVERAGE JUNE TEMPERATURES

Early in June, morning low temperatures tend to be in the lower 60s F (15-17 C) with a few of the cooler mornings dipping into the mid-50s F (12-13C).

Afternoon highs early in the month tend to be near 80F (26-27C).

 

Average Temperatures in June in Washington DC  

By the end of June, the afternoon high temperatures generally will reach the mid to upper 80s F (30-32 C) while the morning and evening lows will dip fall into the upper 60s F to near 70 F (20-21 C).

HOW HOT CAN IT GET IN JUNE?

On a few of the warmer days, you should expect highs reaching up into the mid-90s F (34-35C) or more. On average, about 6-7 days this month will likely reach or exceed 90F (32C).  

During past Junes, the temperature Washington, DC has seen temperature extremes from 47 F (8.3 C) to 104 F (40 C).

 


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HOW MUCH RAIN IN JUNE?

Washington, DC usually sees sunny or at least partly sunny skies on about 18 days this month with rain occurring on about 9 or 10 days with thunderstorms likely on 6 days.

 

How much does it rain in DC in June

 

Significant rainfalls of 1/2 inch (13 mm) or more, however, occur only on 2-3 days. June is a great month to take a walking tour.

Winds tend to be light to moderate, averaging between 3 mph (5 kph) and 15 mph (24 kph) with gusts at times exceeding 20 mph (32kph), especially in thunderstorms.

 


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WHAT TO WEAR IN JUNE?

A light-weight jacket or windbreaker or a couple of sweaters may be all you need for the cooler days of early June.

 

What to Wear in DC in June

 

For the rest of the month, summer wear is best but bring an umbrella for those occasional thunderstorms.

If you are not from a humid climate, then indoor, air-conditioned attractions like museums may feel very cold, so you might 

 


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WHAT TO DO IN DC IN JUNE?

Below are 10 top things to do in DC in June.

Be sure to read our full post on what to do in DC in June which includes free, night, as well as family-friendly activities.

We also have a post on the best things to do in DC at any time of the year.

And if you are planning on visiting many of DC’s top attractions, then you should consider a tourist discount pass as you could save up to 50% of retail ticket prices to tours, attractions, and restaurants.

 

 

  1. Watch One of Several Evening Military Parades.
  2. Pay Your Respects at Arlington National Cemetery.
  3. Watch a Music Concert.
  4. Eat, Eat Eat at the National Capital Barbecue Battle.
  5. Attend the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival.
  6. Take a Pay-What-You-Wish Walking Tour!
  7. Cool off at Georgetown’s Waterfront Park
  8. See Hello Dolly the Musical at the Kennedy Center.
  9. Attend a Washington Nationals Baseball Game.
  10. Watch an outdoor movie.

Be sure to check out all the top things to do in June in our main post.

If you’re visiting around the turn of the month, look at our weather in May and July posts!

 

About the author

Fred is a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. He has extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, and forensic weather event reconstructions. Fred founded Ocean Weather Services and currently provides forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.