Chester, Virginia 

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Climate in Chester, Virginia

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

Chester averages 7 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

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

Chester 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 7 inches of snow a year


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

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Summer   /   Winter
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Chester, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Chester, VirginiaUnited States
  44.6 in.38.1 in.
  7.1 in.27.8 in.
  115.4 days106.2 days
  205 days205 days
  174 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 Chester with an average high temperature of 90.0°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Virginia. In Chester, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Chester are May, September and October.

In Chester, there are 42.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Virginia.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Chester with an average of 29.3°. This is warmer than most places in Virginia.

In Chester, there are 69.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Virginia.

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

Humidity in Chester can be uncomfortable during the summer, but comfortable for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from June-September and the most comfortable months are October-May.

August is the wettest month in Chester with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.6 inches in Chester means that it is wetter than most places in Virginia.

July is the rainiest month in Chester with 11.2 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.8 rainy days. There are 115.4 rainy days annually in Chester, 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 7.1 inches in Chester means that it is less snowy than most places in Virginia. January is the snowiest month in Chester with 3.0 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Chester    6 Reviews
    Chester VA - What a lovely area - 7/3/2007
    I just recently discovered a little suburb of Richmond, called Chester. Yes, it is small and not much going on in that area - but if you want a peaceful area to live -... Read More

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    Chester's Not a Bad Place To Live - 4/24/2007
    I grew up in Chester and it really isn't a bad place to live if you like living in a very populated area. It has great schools, low crime, easy access to both Richmond... Read More

    Chester - Bedroom Community to Richmond, VA - 4/29/2006
    Chester, because of its location midway between Richmond, VA and Petersburg, VA, was once just a train station. With residential growth in affluent Chesterfield County... Read More

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