Average Weather January in Washington DC, United States of America

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Washington DC in January is -2.0°C (28.4°F). The amount of rain/snow in January is normal with an average of 69mm (2.7in). January is the driest month of the year. This month is known as a chilly month. Be prepared January is also the coldest month. The average maximum temperature lies around 5.0°C (41°F). During the night it can cool down as well. In this month you will hardly see any sunshine with 76 hours of sun the whole period.

So what to wear in January? Visitors traveling to Washington DC should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will be raining some days. You can also expect some days or nights with snow. So bring gloves or mittens and wear a warm hat.

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Monthly Averages

Min Temperature -2.0 °C
Max Temperature 5.0 °C
Chance of Rain 36.7%
Precipitation 69.0mm
Rainy Days 11
Sunshine Hours 76

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in .

Swimming
4/10
Cycling
3/10
Walking
3/10
Camping
1/10
Outdoor sports
3/10

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