Chesapeake, Virginia 

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Climate in Chesapeake, Virginia

Chesapeake, Virginia gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Chesapeake averages 5 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 211 sunny days per year in Chesapeake. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Chesapeake gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 116 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 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 31
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 5 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Chesapeake is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Virginia.

7.4 / 10
May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Chesapeake, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Chesapeake, VirginiaUnited States
  47.4 in.38.1 in.
  5.3 in.27.8 in.
  115.6 days106.2 days
  211 days205 days
  10 ft.2443 ft.


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 Chesapeake with an average high temperature of 88.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Virginia. In Chesapeake, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Chesapeake are May, September and October.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Chesapeake with an average of 30.9°. This is one of the warmest places in Virginia.

In Chesapeake, there are 31.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Virginia.

In Chesapeake, there are 54.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Virginia.

In Chesapeake, 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 Chesapeake with 6.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 32% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.4 inches in Chesapeake means that it is one of the wettest places in Virginia.

July is the rainiest month in Chesapeake with 11.0 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.5 rainy days. There are 115.6 rainy days annually in Chesapeake, 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 5.3 inches in Chesapeake means that it is one of the least snowy places in Virginia. February is the snowiest month in Chesapeake with 2.7 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Chesapeake    33 Reviews
    Family Friendly and great Schools! - 8/26/2020
    I lived here in Virginia near the Cedar Rd. not so far from Tidewater Community college. If you want a great place to live to raise children, its Chesapeake... Read More

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    Family friendly and we've got the beach, that's it - 3/29/2020
    I live around this area currently, in the "Hampton Roads". Which consists of Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton, and Chesapeake. We're... Read More

    Chesapeake has Little to Offer - 10/7/2018
    I was born in Hampton Roads and lived there for more than 65 years. We lived in the city of Chesapeake for three years from 2014-2017. Frankly, we were very glad to... Read More

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