Arlington, Virginia 

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Climate in Arlington, Virginia

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

Arlington averages 15 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 Arlington. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Arlington 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 15 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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Summer   /   Winter
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Arlington, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Arlington, VirginiaUnited States
  43.3 in.38.1 in.
  14.9 in.27.8 in.
  117.0 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  87.7°85.8°
  26.5°21.7°
  7.37
  44.3
  236 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 Arlington with an average high temperature of 87.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Virginia. In Arlington, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Arlington are September, May and June.


In Arlington, there are 29.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Virginia.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Arlington with an average of 26.5°. This is warmer than most places in Virginia.


In Arlington, there are 78.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Virginia.


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


The humidity can be uncomfortably heavy or close in Arlington during the summer months. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most humid months in Arlington.


May is the wettest month in Arlington 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 43.3 inches in Arlington means that it is about average compared to other places in Virginia.


May is the rainiest month in Arlington with 11.7 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.3 rainy days. There are 117.0 rainy days annually in Arlington, 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 14.9 inches in Arlington means that it is about average compared to other places in Virginia. January is the snowiest month in Arlington with 5.7 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Arlington    35 Reviews
    If you an afford it, life is pretty good here - 2/4/2022
    Resident for 20 years. There is nothing hidden about Arlington. It is an affluent inner suburb of DC with a highly educated, mostly professional, population. The... Read More

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    Convenient, Lovey, Expensive Washington Neighbor - 10/3/2021
    We've lived in Arlington for the past 7 years, and have enjoyed it but would prefer a less expensive, more open area. We live in a townhouse in Rosslyn, close to the... Read More

    I mean...eh - 4/2/2021
    I mean...the job market, materialistic things to do, nightlife make this a fun place. There are some great outdoor activities and parks, and you're close to DC, but good... Read More


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