Roanoke, VA has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. The average temperature in the summer months ranges from 70°F to 85°F. Winter temperatures average around 40°F, while spring and fall are generally mild with temperatures between 45°F and 65°F. Rainfall is abundant throughout the year, but it is most plentiful during the summer months when thunderstorms are common. Snowfall is sporadic but can be heavy at times in the winter months.
Roanoke, Virginia gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Roanoke averages 15 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 211 sunny days per year in Roanoke. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Roanoke gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 121 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.
Summer High: the July high is around 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 26
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 15 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Roanoke is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Virginia.
8.1 / 6
Summer / Winter
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Roanoke, while January and February are the least comfortable months.