Washington, DC Climate in October

Temperature for October

In Washington, DC during October the average high temperature is 70.0°F. The hottest day on record was October 5, 1941 when the temperature hit 96.1°F.

Washington, DC daily average and extreme temperature range for October

Low Temperature

During October the overnight temperature drops to an average of 50.6°F, with the lowest temperature of 26.4°F being recorded on October 28, 1936. Overnight temperatures drop below freezing between 1 and 3 times in October.

Precipitation for October

In October the average monthly rainfall in Washington, DC is 2.05 inches with rain usually falling on between 9 and 10 days. 1937 was the driest October with only 0.00 inches of rain falling, and 2005 was the wettest October with 9.41 inches of rain. The wettest single day in October was 8 October 2005 when 5.30 inches of rain fell.

In October it usually snows on between 0 and 1 days. In October there have been some years when thunderstorms have occurred, although there are other years when there hasn't been a thunderstorm in October.