Alexandria, Virginia 

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Climate in Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, Virginia gets 43 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Alexandria averages 14 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 201 sunny days per year in Alexandria. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Alexandria gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 117 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 27
Rain: averages 43 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 14 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Alexandria is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Virginia.

7.3 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Alexandria, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Alexandria, VirginiaUnited States
  43.0 in.38.1 in.
  14.1 in.27.8 in.
  116.9 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  88.4°85.8°
  27.0°21.7°
  7.37
  4.14.3
  36 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Alexandria with an average high temperature of 88.4°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Virginia. In Alexandria, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Alexandria are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Alexandria with an average of 27.0°. This is warmer than most places in Virginia.


In Alexandria, there are 32.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Virginia.


In Alexandria, there are 74.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Virginia.


In Alexandria, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Virginia.


May is the wettest month in Alexandria with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 43.0 inches in Alexandria means that it is drier than most places in Virginia.


May is the rainiest month in Alexandria with 11.7 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.2 rainy days. There are 116.9 rainy days annually in Alexandria, which is rainier than most places in Virginia. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 14.1 inches in Alexandria means that it is about average compared to other places in Virginia. January is the snowiest month in Alexandria with 5.5 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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