Newport News, Virginia 

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Climate in Newport News, Virginia

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

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

On average, there are 215 sunny days per year in Newport News. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Newport News 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 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 33
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 5 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.5 / 10
May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Newport News, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Newport News, VirginiaUnited States
  46.0 in.38.1 in.
  4.7 in.27.8 in.
  113.2 days106.2 days
  215 days205 days
  88.5°85.8°
  32.5°21.7°
  7.57
  4.54.3
  20 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 Newport News with an average high temperature of 88.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Virginia. In Newport News, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Newport News are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Newport News with an average of 32.5°. This is one of the warmest places in Virginia.


In Newport News, there are 32.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Virginia.


In Newport News, there are 46.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Virginia.


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


August is the wettest month in Newport News with 5.1 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 46.0 inches in Newport News means that it is wetter than most places in Virginia.


July is the rainiest month in Newport News with 10.8 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.2 rainy days. There are 113.2 rainy days annually in Newport News, 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 4.7 inches in Newport News means that it is one of the least snowy places in Virginia. February is the snowiest month in Newport News with 1.9 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Newport News    35 Reviews
    Not Horrible, but not great either - 7/9/2018
    Reading a lot of other reviews here I can agree and understand a lot of the negative sentiment. NPN has some crime. Just about as much as any other place from what I've... Read More

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    not that bad - 12/19/2016
    Its not that bad here. I moved here from the actual city of Chicago and not the suburbs. Believe me I have seen my share of violence. My senior and junior year I had... Read More

    Of all the places I have lived and visited, this i - 5/1/2016
    Look I am not gonna sit here and just bash on Newport News because the peak of my childhood happened here, that is, before it turned into the Compton of the East Coast. ... Read More


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