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Lynchburg, VA has a humid subtropical climate, with hot summers and mild winters. The average temperature in the summer is around 80°F (27°C) and in the winter it is typically around 40°F (4°C). Precipitation is abundant throughout the year, with an annual average of approximately 44 inches (111 cm). Lynchburg experiences some snowfall during the winter months, although there are usually not more than four days of snow accumulation per year. The city enjoys over 200 sunny days each year, making it a great place to enjoy outdoor activities all year round.

Lynchburg, Virginia gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Lynchburg averages 14 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 218 sunny days per year in Lynchburg. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lynchburg gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 111 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 14 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

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

8.3 Summer - 6 Winter
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Lynchburg, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateLynchburg, VirginiaUnited States
  42.2 in.38.1 in.
  13.6 in.27.8 in.
  111.3 days106.2 days
  218 days205 days
  85.7°85.8°
  24.5°21.7°
  7.57
  4.54.3
  630 ft.2443 ft.
Climate
YOU SHOULD KNOW

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 Lynchburg with an average high temperature of 85.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Virginia. In Lynchburg, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lynchburg are September, May and June.
In Lynchburg, there are 19.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Virginia.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lynchburg with an average of 24.5°. This is about average compared to other places in Virginia.
In Lynchburg, there are 105.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Virginia.
In Lynchburg, there are 0.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Virginia.
The humidity is usually acceptable in Lynchburg but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most uncomfortably humid months in Lynchburg.
July is the wettest month in Lynchburg with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 26% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.2 inches in Lynchburg means that it is drier than most places in Virginia.
May is the rainiest month in Lynchburg with 11.9 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.1 rainy days. There are 111.3 rainy days annually in Lynchburg, which is less rainy than most places in Virginia. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 13.6 inches in Lynchburg means that it is about average compared to other places in Virginia. January is the snowiest month in Lynchburg with 4.6 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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Over 3 years ago

Lynchburg, VA, absolutely SUCKS. I'm a native Lynchburger. I moved away when I was 5 & came back when I was 13. These people can't drive to save their lives. They don't  More

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Over 4 years ago

There is much that I like about Lynchburg. The scenery is pretty, lots of historic architecture, well mannered Southerners. But, it is dominated by Jerry Falwell's  More

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I have lived in Lynchburg for twenty years and I am very happy  More

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