Charles City, Virginia 

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Climate in Charles City, Virginia

Charles City, Virginia gets 45 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Charles City averages 6 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 206 sunny days per year in Charles City. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Charles City gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 115 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 29
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.3 / 10
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Charles City, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Charles City, VirginiaUnited States
  44.9 in.38.1 in.
  6.4 in.27.8 in.
  115.1 days106.2 days
  206 days205 days
  89.9°85.8°
  29.2°21.7°
  7.37
  4.64.3
  16 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 Charles City with an average high temperature of 89.9°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Virginia. In Charles City, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Charles City are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Charles City with an average of 29.2°. This is warmer than most places in Virginia.


In Charles City, there are 42.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Virginia.


In Charles City, there are 71.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Virginia.


In Charles City, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Virginia.


August is the wettest month in Charles City with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.9 inches in Charles City means that it is wetter than most places in Virginia.


July is the rainiest month in Charles City with 11.3 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.8 rainy days. There are 115.1 rainy days annually in Charles City, which is about average compared to other places in Virginia. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 6.4 inches in Charles City means that it is less snowy than most places in Virginia. January is the snowiest month in Charles City with 2.6 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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