Smithfield, VA Climate


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Smithfield, VA is located in the humid subtropical climate zone of Virginia. Summers are hot and humid while winters are mild with average temperatures ranging between 28 and 48 degrees Fahrenheit. Precipitation is fairly common throughout the year with occasional periods of heavy rainfall during late spring and summer months. Spring can bring severe storms including thunderstorms, hail, high winds, and tornadoes, while winter brings snowfall on occasion. Smithfield enjoys a good amount of sunshine during the warmer months with mild days in the fall season.

Smithfield, Virginia gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Smithfield 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 Smithfield. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Smithfield gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 114 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 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 5 inches of snow a year

Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Smithfield is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Virginia.

6.6 Summer - 6.7 Winter
May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Smithfield, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateSmithfield, VirginiaUnited States
  47.2 in.38.1 in.
  4.6 in.27.8 in.
  113.5 days106.2 days
  212 days205 days
  33 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 Smithfield with an average high temperature of 88.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Virginia. In Smithfield, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Smithfield are May, September and October.
In Smithfield, there are 33.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Virginia.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Smithfield with an average of 32.5°. This is one of the warmest places in Virginia.
In Smithfield, there are 46.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Virginia.
In Smithfield, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Virginia.
Humidity in Smithfield 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 Smithfield with 5.3 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 47.2 inches in Smithfield means that it is one of the wettest places in Virginia.
July is the rainiest month in Smithfield with 10.9 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.1 rainy days. There are 113.5 rainy days annually in Smithfield, which is about average compared to other 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 4.6 inches in Smithfield means that it is one of the least snowy places in Virginia. January is the snowiest month in Smithfield with 1.9 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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The entire Isle of Wight area is incredibly racist and a good old boys town. I came to the Hampton Roads area to get away from the racism in the mountains. The areas of  More

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I lived in Smithfield for a few years.not for me.lots of litter,human feces in the phone booth,hot and to Southern for  More

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Over 12 years ago

Smithfield, VA is a bedroom community that has no major industry and has been over developed with houses driving the value of houses down across the entire county. I  More

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