Washington
District of Columbia, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

February weather forecast and climate
Washington, DC

Stunning reflective view of rows of jacaranda trees in spring in the tidal basin of the Washington Monument in DC
Stunning reflective view of rows of jacaranda trees in spring in the tidal basin of the Washington Monument in DC
The last month of the winter, February, is a frosty month in Washington, District of Columbia, with average temperature fluctuating between 44.8°F (7.1°C) and 30.2°F (-1°C).

Temperature

In Washington, the average high-temperature in February is relatively the same as in January - a chilly 44.8°F (7.1°C). In Washington, in February, the average low-temperature is 30.2°F (-1°C).

Humidity

In Washington, the average relative humidity in February is 73%.

Rainfall

In Washington, District of Columbia, in February, during 9.3 rainfall days, 1.77" (45mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Washington, during the entire year, the rain falls for 149.1 days and collects up to 26.14" (664mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through March and December are months with snowfall. In Washington, in February, snow falls for 3.8 days, with typically accumulated 1.81" (46mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 11.7 snowfall days, and 6.3" (160mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Washington is 10.8h.

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine are January, February and December, with an average of 5.1h of sunshine.

UV index

In Washington, the average daily maximum UV index is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In February, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in February in Washington?

In February, in Washington, District of Columbia, the average high-temperature is 44.8°F (7.1°C), and the average low-temperature is 30.2°F (-1°C).

What is the average humidity in February in Washington?

In February, the average relative humidity is 73%.

How many days does it rain in February in Washington?

In Washington, District of Columbia, during February, the rain falls for 9.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.77" (45mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Washington in February?

In Washington, during February, snow falls for 3.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.81" (46mm) of snow.

What is the average length of the day in February in Washington?

In Washington, the average length of the day in February is 10.8h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Washington?

January, February and December, with an average of 5.1h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Washington, District of Columbia.

How long on average sun shines in February in Washington?

In February, the average sunshine in Washington, District of Columbia, is 5.1h.

What is the UV index reading in February in Washington?

In February, the average daily maximum UV index in Washington, District of Columbia, is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in February - Washington, DC
  • Average high temperature in February: 7.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (31.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (4.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in February: -1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (20.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-2.5°C).

Average humidity in February - Washington, DC
  • Average humidity in February: 73%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (76%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are April and July (71%).

Average rainfall in February - Washington, DC
  • Average rainfall in February: 45mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (88mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (40mm).

Average rainfall days in February - Washington, DC
  • Average rainfall days in February: 9.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (16.4 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is November (8.1 days).

Average snowfall in February - Washington, DC
  • Average snowfall in February: 46mm

The month with the highest snowfall is January (55mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0mm).

Average snowfall days in February - Washington, DC
  • Average snowfall days in February: 3.8 days

Months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and February (3.8 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Washington, DC
  • Average daylight in February: 10.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.9h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.5h).

  • Average sunshine in February: 5.1h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.7h).
Months with least sunshine are January, February and December (Average sunshine: 5.1).

Average UV index in February - Washington, DC
  • Average UV index in February: 3

The month with the highest UV index is June (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 2).