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Best time to visit Annapolis, MD, USA

Our verdict

The best time to visit Annapolis is October-November

Annapolis can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, October-November is the best time to go.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 31℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day. The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of -5℃ (23℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Annapolis, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around July. The wet season in Annapolis falls around July, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in January instead.

For more information about when to travel to Annapolis, the monthly weather breakdown and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

Annapolis seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Annapolis as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Annapolis is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Annapolis

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Annapolis for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Annapolis climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Annapolis for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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DEC

Annapolis in January

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Annapolis in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Annapolis in February

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Annapolis in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Annapolis in March

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Annapolis in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Annapolis in April

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Annapolis in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Annapolis in May

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Annapolis in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Annapolis in June

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Annapolis in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Annapolis in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Annapolis in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Annapolis in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Annapolis in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Annapolis in September

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 10 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Annapolis in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Annapolis in October

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Annapolis in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Annapolis in November

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 5 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Annapolis in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Annapolis in December

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Annapolis in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Annapolis is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (85℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Annapolis is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Annapolis is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Annapolis, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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