Climate and Time Zone
Washington is located in Eastern Time Zone. Additionally, we remind all participants that this time zone will observe Eastern Daylight Time (EDT, UTC -4) beginning March 13, 2016.
During the Summit, Washington will have a brisk, chilly climate, and the average daytime temperature is expected to be around 54 °F, Fahrenheit (12 °C, Celsius), with evening temperatures between 38 °F (3 °C) and 43 (6 °C). Inclement weather is typical for this time of year.
Sunrise is typically around 6:50 AM, and sunset is typically around 7:30 PM.
The currency is the United States Dollar (USD), and most local establishments accept a variety of electronic credit/debit cards. Several foreign currency exchange brokers are available throughout the region. An ATM is located within the International Media Center. Standard electricity service in the United States is 110/120 volts (60 cycles/Hz). Power sockets are Type A/B. Electrical converters are not available in the Press Filing Center.
The country code for the United States is +1, and the local area code in Washington, D.C. is 202.
Federal, state, and local laws prohibit smoking in most public places including restaurants, bars, theaters, concert halls, educational facilities, and airports. Additionally, U.S. hotels typically charge substantial cleaning fees for smoking in any guest room that the hotel has designated as ‘non-smoking.’