Seasons in Maryland

Maryland is noticeably warmer than the west. The climate is classified as temperate. 

The proximity of the ocean in the east leaves its mark. Annual temperatures range from 30 °F (-1 °C) in winter to 89 °F (+31 °C) in summer. In the coldest month, freezing temperatures of up to 18 °F (-7 °C) are possible. In summer, hot days above 97 °F (+36 °C) are rare. Thunderstorms are likely in July and August, and Category 3 hurricanes are possible in August and September.


Seasons

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Spring in Maryland

It's a pleasant warm spring in Maryland. The best time to visit the state is from April to June. At this time, it is already warm, 58-68 °F (+14 +20 °C) and almost no rain. It can still be cool at night - 41-65 °F (+5 +65 °C). In May, temperatures rise to 74-77 °F (+24 +25 °C).

In spring, the eastern part of the state is the first to attract tourists. Simultaneously with the arrival of heat, numerous music, historical, and theater festivals begin. There is a wonderful public beach in Ocean City. Cycling, fishing, sightseeing in national parks offer an alternative to swimming, for which it is not yet hot enough.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: 52 °F (+11 °C)
Min average t°: 35 °F (+1.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 4.5" (115 mm)
April
Max average t°: 64 °F (+18 °C)
Min average t°: 45 °F (+7 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.9" (98 mm)
May
Max average t°: 73 °F (+23 °C)
Min average t°: 56 °F (+13 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 4.0" (102 mm)

(Baltimore)

Spring Holidays

March 1st: National Women of Color Day.
March 17: St.Patrick 's Day.
March 25: Maryland Day.

Good Friday: the Friday before Easter, usually falls in March or April.
April 22: International Earth Day.

2nd Sunday of May: Mother’s Day.
Memorial Day: May 30, unless designated as a different date by the United States government.

Summer in Maryland

Summer in Maryland lasts from June to mid September. The average daily temperature during this period is around 79 °F (+26 °C). In July, especially hot days up to 88-90 °F (+31 +32 °C) are possible. Long warm days are great for beach holidays, river walks and fishing. Towards the end of August, storms are likely, but no more than 3 per season. Heavy rains come from the Gulf of Mexico.

A popular summer travel destination in Maryland is Ocean City. The ocean breeze softens the heat. Natural reservoirs and artificial pools are open for swimming. An original crab festival is held on the beach. We also recommend heading to Mountain Lake Park, which is 5-20 °F (-15 -6 °C) cooler.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: 81 °F (+27 °C)
Min average t°: 65 °F (+18 °C)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.7" (93 mm)
July
Max average t°: 85 °F (+30 °C)
Min average t°: 70 °F (+21 °C)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 3.9" (100 mm)
August
Max average t°: 84 °F (+29 °C)
Min average t°: 69 °F (+20 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.7" (93 mm)

(Baltimore)

Summer Holidays

June 14: Day of the American flag.
June 19: Juneteenth National Independence Day.
Third Sunday of June: Father’s Day.

July 4: Independence Day.
August 26: Women's Equality Day.

Autumn in Maryland

Autumn in Maryland begins imperceptibly. The weather is warm until mid-October. September is considered the clearest month of the whole year. Temperatures in mid-autumn reach 57-64 °F (+13 +17 °C). It can be windy in the evenings. Only in November does it get really cool.

The beginning of autumn is the best time to see Maryland's parks and mountains in a vibrant palette. The trees gradually turn into different colors and it is extremely exciting to watch this process. The harvest season ends with holidays and parades in every city in the state. We advise you to pay special attention to the wine festival.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: 77 °F (+25 °C)
Min average t°: 62 °F (+17 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 4.7" (119 mm)
October
Max average t°: 66 °F (+19 °C)
Min average t°: 51 °F (+11 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 4.1" (104 mm)
November
Max average t°: 55 °F (+13 °C)
Min average t°: 41 °F (+5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 3.3" (85 mm)

(Baltimore)

Autumn Holidays

1st Monday in September: Labor Day.
September 12: Defenders’ Day

2nd Monday in October: Columbus Day.
October 31: Halloween (All Hallows' Eve).

November 11: Veterans Day.
4th Thursday in November: Thanksgiving Day.
Friday After Thanksgiving: American Indian Heritage.

Winter in Maryland

Winter lasts a little over 3 months, leaving snow until early March. The average daily temperature falls relentlessly below 52 °F (+11 °C). The coldest month is January. Colds reach 31-43 °F (-0.5 +6 °C). There are blizzards and heavy snowfalls.

In winter, you will find spectacular views at Muddy Creek Falls. The frozen waterfalls look like fantasy movie backdrops. In the national parks you can go skiing or snowshoeing, ice fishing.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: 45 °F (+7 °C)
Min average t°: 32 °F (0 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 4.4" (111 mm)
January
Max average t°: 41 °F (+5 °C)
Min average t°: 27 °F (-3 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.7" (94 mm)
February
Max average t°: 44 °F ( +6.5 °C)
Min average t°: 29 °F (-2 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.3" (84 mm)

(Baltimore)

Winter Holidays

December 25: Christmas Day.

January 1: New Year’s Day.
3rd Monday in January: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 12: Lincoln Day
February 14: St. Valentine's Day.
3rd Monday in February: Washington’s Birthday.