Charlottesville, Virginia 

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Climate in Charlottesville, Virginia

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

Charlottesville averages 15 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 219 sunny days per year in Charlottesville. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Charlottesville gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 108 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 26
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 15 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Charlottesville, VirginiaUnited States
  45.3 in.38.1 in.
  14.5 in.27.8 in.
  107.8 days106.2 days
  219 days205 days
  85.7°85.8°
  25.8°21.7°
  7.57
  4.54.3
  466 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 Charlottesville with an average high temperature of 85.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Virginia. In Charlottesville, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Charlottesville are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Charlottesville with an average of 25.8°. This is warmer than most places in Virginia.


In Charlottesville, there are 18.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Virginia.


In Charlottesville, there are 84.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Virginia.


In Charlottesville, there are 0.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Virginia.


July is the wettest month in Charlottesville with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.3 inches in Charlottesville means that it is wetter than most places in Virginia.


May is the rainiest month in Charlottesville with 11.2 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.2 rainy days. There are 107.8 rainy days annually in Charlottesville, which is less rainy 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 14.5 inches in Charlottesville means that it is about average compared to other places in Virginia. February is the snowiest month in Charlottesville with 4.9 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Charlottesville    40 Reviews
    Fun but expensive - 3/5/2019
    Charlottesville is a beautiful college town. Just be forewarned that it comes with a lot of traffic and very high real estate prices. A small colonial in town in a good... Read More

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    Did not want to leave! - 3/18/2018
    I went to UVa in the late 70's and spent nearly 6 years there as an undergrad and afterward as a townie. Probably the best years of my life. I only left to pursue... Read More

    loved it here and sick missing it. - 3/7/2017
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