Hampton, Virginia 

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Climate in Hampton, Virginia

Hampton, Virginia gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 212 sunny days per year in Hampton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Hampton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 113 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 33
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 5 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Hampton is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Virginia.

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

Climate Averages
  Hampton, VirginiaUnited States
  45.7 in.38.1 in.
  4.8 in.27.8 in.
  112.9 days106.2 days
  212 days205 days
  7 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 Hampton with an average high temperature of 88.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Virginia. In Hampton, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Hampton are May, September and June.

In Hampton, there are 31.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Virginia.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Hampton with an average of 32.9°. This is one of the warmest places in Virginia.

In Hampton, there are 41.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Virginia.

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

Humidity in Hampton 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 Hampton with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.7 inches in Hampton means that it is wetter than most places in Virginia.

July is the rainiest month in Hampton with 10.6 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.1 rainy days. There are 112.9 rainy days annually in Hampton, which is less rainy than most 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 4.8 inches in Hampton means that it is one of the least snowy places in Virginia. January is the snowiest month in Hampton with 2.0 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Hampton    28 Reviews
    Stay away do not live here! - 7/21/2022
    This place is the worst. The roads are in terrible condition. Always debris on the highway, side roads, and main roads. I've had replaced 3 tires so far this year alone... Read More

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    Racist and ghetto - 5/13/2021
    Having been deployed all over the world and stationed in the U.S. coast to coast I can honestly say this is the most ghetto place I have ever been...and that includes... Read More

    Hampton, full of history and lots to do and see - 9/20/2018
    We live in Downtown Hampton within walking distance of the Langley Air and Space Museum, Hampton Carousel, the Hampton History Museum and tons of shops and restraunts. ... Read More

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