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 39 inches of rain per year.

Charlottesville averages 16 inches of snow per year. The US average is 26 inches of snow per year.

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

Summer High: the July high is around 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25

Sperling's Comfort Index for Charlottesville is a 55 out of 100
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


Charlottesville gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 75 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.


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  CLIMATECharlottesville, VirginiaUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)44.839.2
  Snowfall (in.)15.525.8
  Precipitation Days74.6102.0
  Sunny Days219205
  Avg. July High87.486.1
  Avg. Jan. Low25.422.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)5554
  UV Index4.54.3
  Elevation ft.4471443
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    Reviews for Charlottesville    39 Reviews
    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

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    loved it here and sick missing it. - 3/7/2017
    Want to start by saying we have lived in Boise, San Francisco, Seattle, Corvallis-Oregon, Yakima-Washington, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Manhattan-Kansas, Enterprise-Alabama,... Read More

    Not for seniors - 1/6/2016
    Nice downtown mall but parking is expensive. If you plan on doing activities at U of Virginia parking is awful and expensive and expect lots of walking and stairs due to... Read More

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