Washington DC - Highest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to your questions about the highest temperatures and hottest days in Washington, DC. How hot did it get in 2018? When was the last time thermometers in Washington rose above 102 °F? What was the highest temperature in Washington five decades ago? Answers to those questions and much more can be found quickly and easily in the list below of record high temperatures.

This page gives the highest temperature for each year in Washington and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means it was that hot on at least one other day earlier that year.

These temperature extremes were measured at Reagan National Airport near downtown Washington and go back to 1946. The highest temperature recorded during that time there was 105 degrees Fahrenheit (41 Celsius) on July 07, 2012 and August 17, 1997.

Highest Washington DC temperatures in recent years
Max °F Date Max °C
98 July 16, 2018 37
98 July 20, 2017 37
101 August 13, 2016 38
98 July 19, 2015 37
99 July 02, 2014 37
97 July 17, 2013 36
105 July 07, 2012 41
104 July 29, 2011 40
102 July 07, 2010 + 39
Highest temperature recorded at Washington DC each year
Max °F Date Max °C
97 August 10, 2009 36
98 June 07, 2008 37
102 August 08, 2007 39
101 August 03, 2006 38
97 August 05, 2005 + 36
92 July 05, 2004 + 33
94 August 22, 2003 + 34
100 August 13, 2002 + 38
97 August 09, 2001 + 36
94 June 11, 2000 34
103 July 06, 1999 39
97 August 25, 1998 + 36
105 August 17, 1997 41
96 May 20, 1996 36
99 July 15, 1995 37
101 June 15, 1994 38
100 July 28, 1993 + 38
99 July 14, 1992 37
101 July 23, 1991 + 38
100 July 05, 1990 38
96 September 10, 1989 + 36
104 July 16, 1988 40
100 August 27, 1987 + 38
98 July 07, 1986 37
98 August 15, 1985 + 37
97 June 11, 1984 36
101 August 20, 1983 38
97 July 18, 1982 36
98 July 09, 1981 + 37
103 July 16, 1980 39
97 August 10, 1979 36
100 July 23, 1978 38
100 July 06, 1977 38
95 June 28, 1976 + 35
98 August 03, 1975 37
96 July 09, 1974 36
98 August 29, 1973 37
95 July 21, 1972 35
93 August 21, 1971 + 34
96 September 23, 1970 36
100 June 28, 1969 38
98 August 24, 1968 37
95 June 13, 1967 35
101 July 03, 1966 38
97 July 25, 1965 36
100 June 10, 1964 38
96 July 27, 1963 + 36
99 August 20, 1962 37
95 September 03, 1961 35
95 April 23, 1960 35
100 June 30, 1959 + 38
95 July 31, 1958 + 35
101 July 22, 1957 + 38
95 June 13, 1956 35
98 August 02, 1955 + 37
103 July 31, 1954 39
100 September 02, 1953 + 38
101 June 26, 1952 38
96 June 02, 1951 36
96 June 24, 1950 36
97 August 11, 1949 36
99 August 28, 1948 + 37
96 August 15, 1947 + 36
96 July 20, 1946 36
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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