Big Island, Virginia 

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Climate in Big Island, Virginia

Big Island, Virginia gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 217 sunny days per year in Big Island. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Big Island gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 107 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 14 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Big Island is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Virginia.

7.5 / 10
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Big Island, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Big Island, VirginiaUnited States
  45.7 in.38.1 in.
  13.8 in.27.8 in.
  106.9 days106.2 days
  217 days205 days
  86.3°85.8°
  24.9°21.7°
  7.57
  4.54.3
  732 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 Big Island with an average high temperature of 86.3°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Virginia. In Big Island, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Big Island are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Big Island with an average of 24.9°. This is about average compared to other places in Virginia.


In Big Island, there are 24.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Virginia.


In Big Island, there are 101.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Virginia.


In Big Island, there are 0.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Virginia.


July is the wettest month in Big Island with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 26% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.7 inches in Big Island means that it is wetter than most places in Virginia.


May is the rainiest month in Big Island with 11.4 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.9 rainy days. There are 106.9 rainy days annually in Big Island, which is less rainy than most places in Virginia. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 13.8 inches in Big Island means that it is about average compared to other places in Virginia. January is the snowiest month in Big Island with 4.7 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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