Manassas, Virginia 

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Climate in Manassas, Virginia

Manassas, Virginia gets 43 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Manassas averages 22 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 196 sunny days per year in Manassas. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Manassas gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 120 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 24
Rain: averages 43 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 22 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Manassas is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Virginia.

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September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Manassas, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Manassas, VirginiaUnited States
  42.9 in.38.1 in.
  21.5 in.27.8 in.
  119.5 days106.2 days
  196 days205 days
  87.6°85.8°
  23.7°21.7°
  7.37
  4.14.3
  308 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 Manassas with an average high temperature of 87.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Virginia. In Manassas, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Manassas are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Manassas with an average of 23.7°. This is about average compared to other places in Virginia.


In Manassas, there are 27.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Virginia.


In Manassas, there are 102.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Virginia.


In Manassas, there are 0.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Virginia.


May is the wettest month in Manassas with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 28% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.9 inches in Manassas means that it is drier than most places in Virginia.


May is the rainiest month in Manassas with 12.2 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.1 rainy days. There are 119.5 rainy days annually in Manassas, which is rainier 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 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 21.5 inches in Manassas means that it is one of the snowiest places in Virginia. February is the snowiest month in Manassas with 7.8 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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