Danville, VA Climate


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Danville, Virginia has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. In the summer, temperatures range from hot and humid to mild and pleasant. Winter temperatures in Danville are generally cool but rarely reach freezing. Spring brings warm days and mild to cool evenings, while autumn is pleasantly crisp and sunny. Precipitation is moderate throughout the year, with an average of approximately 46 inches annually.

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

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

On average, there are 221 sunny days per year in Danville. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Danville gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 117 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 27
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 5 inches of snow a year

Bestplaces Comfort Index

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

7.5 Summer - 6.2 Winter
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Danville, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateDanville, VirginiaUnited States
  44.8 in.38.1 in.
  5.3 in.27.8 in.
  116.7 days106.2 days
  221 days205 days
  505 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 Danville with an average high temperature of 88.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Virginia. In Danville, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Danville are May, September and June.
In Danville, there are 31.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Virginia.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Danville with an average of 26.5°. This is warmer than most places in Virginia.
In Danville, there are 93.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Virginia.
In Danville, there are 0.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Virginia.
The humidity can be uncomfortably heavy or close in Danville during the summer months. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most humid months in Danville.
July is the wettest month in Danville with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.8 inches in Danville means that it is wetter than most places in Virginia.
May is the rainiest month in Danville with 11.3 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.0 rainy days. There are 116.7 rainy days annually in Danville, which is about average compared to other places in Virginia. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% 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 Danville means that it is one of the least snowy places in Virginia. January is the snowiest month in Danville with 2.6 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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I have lived in Danville all of my life(almost 30 years). This town has been through some ups and downs but as I get older, I have realized how great of a town that  More

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Danville is in a state of revival. Its beautiful river and numerous parks, its quiet walks and enviable sunsets are but a few of the natural amenities the city offers.  More

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In my opinion, all of Danville's problems are rooted in their poorly managed government infrastructure. I have been here for 3 months and the entire time I've been here,  More

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