The best times to visit Bowie for ideal weather are

April 23rd to June 17th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Bowie Travel Info

Weather in Bowie

Temperature

Average temperatures in Bowie vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 22nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Bowie, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 89.5°F (31.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.5°F (20.8°C) at night.

Bowie Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Bowie Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

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Bowie Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Bowie Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 43.5 34.4 26.3
Feb 45.2 35.2 26.7
Mar 56.1 45.2 35.4
Apr 67.9 56 45
May 77.1 65.9 55.5
Jun 84.7 74.2 64.2
Jul 88.3 77.9 68
Aug 85.7 75.4 65.8
Sep 80 69.3 59.8
Oct 68.8 58.2 48.6
Nov 57.6 47.1 37.9
Dec 49.3 40.4 32.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 6.4 1.3 -3.2
Feb 7.3 1.8 -2.9
Mar 13.4 7.3 1.9
Apr 19.9 13.3 7.2
May 25.1 18.8 13.1
Jun 29.3 23.4 17.9
Jul 31.3 25.5 20
Aug 29.8 24.1 18.8
Sep 26.7 20.7 15.4
Oct 20.4 14.6 9.2
Nov 14.2 8.4 3.3
Dec 9.6 4.7 0.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bowie are July, September, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid July. For example, on the week of July 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.

When can you find snow in Bowie? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Bowie is often around around December 17th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Bowie.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bowie (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 19% 2.1 2.7
Feb 21% 6.2 3.9
Mar 24% 2.8 3.5
Apr 26% 0 4.4
May 24% 0 3.8
Jun 29% 0 5.3
Jul 15% 0 3.4
Aug 23% 0 4.1
Sep 18% 0 3.9
Oct 21% 0 4.2
Nov 19% 0 3.2
Dec 29% 5.1 5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 19 5.3 6.9
Feb 21 15.7 9.9
Mar 24 7.1 8.9
Apr 26 0 11.2
May 24 0 9.7
Jun 29 0 13.5
Jul 15 0 8.6
Aug 23 0 10.4
Sep 18 0 9.9
Oct 21 0 10.7
Nov 19 0 8.1
Dec 29 13 12.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Bowie has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (49.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (64%).

Wind in Bowie is usually moderate. The windiest month is February, followed by March and April. February’s average wind speed of around 8.5 knots (9.7 MPH or 15.7 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 17.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Bowie.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 7.8 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Feb 8.5 Gentle breeze 16.5 Significant breeze
Mar 8.3 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Apr 8 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
May 6.8 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Jun 6.3 Light breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Jul 5.9 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Aug 5.4 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Sep 5.7 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Oct 6.8 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Nov 7.1 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Dec 7.4 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 51.7%
Feb 49.2%
Mar 49.6%
Apr 50.8%
May 60.5%
Jun 61.4%
Jul 60.3%
Aug 63.6%
Sep 64%
Oct 63.4%
Nov 56.6%
Dec 61.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Bowie?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Bowie, MD, US is July, followed by June and August. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Bowie in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 56.1 in October means 56.1% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Bowie Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 84.1°F (28.9°C) and 48.2°F (9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 5 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Bowie, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 84.6°F (29.2°C) and 53.6°F (12°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Bowie to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 50.6°F (10.3°C) and 39.9°F (4.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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