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Weather in DC and what to wear???

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Weather in DC and what to wear???

Hello,

Coming to DC from June 8 till June 16th...what will the weather be like in general...hot, real hot, rainy?? Do we need a jacket for nights?

Thanks,,

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1. Re: Weather in DC and what to wear???

It is unlikely you will need a jacket unless you tend to feel cold. Hot weather is more likely. Use Weather.com as your trip gets closer for a more up-to-date look at what to expect. http://www.weather.com/ Use ZipCode 20001 for DC weather.

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2. Re: Weather in DC and what to wear???

An umbrella can be handy. But look at the temps forecast. It has been alternating HOT and then COOL.

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3. Re: Weather in DC and what to wear???

If it is hot it will likely be *steamy*. Very humid here in summer. You might get lucky and have weather in the high 70s to low 80s, but by June it is more likely to be hot - mid-80s to possibly high 90s; most likely mid- to high -80s and very humid. Not likely to need a jacket for outside, but some air-conditioned places are over-air-conditioned, so keep that in mind.

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4. Re: Weather in DC and what to wear???

Pack loose-fitting clothing in natural fibers and light colors. Our humidity can make synthetics feel like plastic bags. Be sure to have more than one pair of very comfortable walking shoes. Everyone who visits Washington seems surprised at how much they end up walking. A light sweater is always a good idea, especially if you tend to feel chilly.

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5. Re: Weather in DC and what to wear???

I was in DC last year in June and had been warned about the heat and humidity but it was only a bit hot for one day and cool for summer the other days. We also had some rain.

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6. Re: Weather in DC and what to wear???

May I ask what region you're from as a comparison? We've been there for Memorial Day, in Mid July and October. We're from WI and it gets dang hot here in summer. Our summer felt just like the DC summers. I was concerned about getting cold in AC or in the evening and I'm always cold.. It didn't happen. Remember, many of the buildings are old or older. You don't often find those blasts of cold AC air.

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