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Climate in Virginia Beach, Virginia

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

Virginia Beach averages 6 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 213 sunny days per year in Virginia Beach. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Virginia Beach gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 115 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 32
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Virginia Beach, VirginiaUnited States
  47.1 in.38.1 in.
  5.5 in.27.8 in.
  115.3 days106.2 days
  213 days205 days
  87.8°85.8°
  32.0°21.7°
  7.57
  4.34.3
  10 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 Virginia Beach with an average high temperature of 87.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Virginia. In Virginia Beach, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Virginia Beach are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Virginia Beach with an average of 32.0°. This is one of the warmest places in Virginia.


In Virginia Beach, there are 28.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Virginia.


In Virginia Beach, there are 47.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Virginia.


In Virginia Beach, 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 Virginia Beach with 6.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 33% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.1 inches in Virginia Beach means that it is one of the wettest places in Virginia.


July is the rainiest month in Virginia Beach with 10.9 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.5 rainy days. There are 115.3 rainy days annually in Virginia Beach, 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 5.5 inches in Virginia Beach means that it is less snowy than most places in Virginia. February is the snowiest month in Virginia Beach with 3.1 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Virginia Beach    94 Reviews
    Virginia Beach - 6/17/2019
    I lived in the Hampton Roads area for 11 years while I was in the Navy. It was a bit of a culture shock, since I grew up in a small rural town in Maine with 900 people.... Read More

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    Great Place to Grow Up - 6/13/2018
    I lived in the Kempsville area of VB growing up and loved it. There's no way to be bored when you have so many public and neighborhood parks, libraries, events,... Read More

    A Great Place to Raise a Family - 8/20/2014
    I was born & raised in southern California but I've lived here in Virginia Beach since 1976. The weather is not as nice as California but really nothing to complain... Read More


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