Hanover County, Virginia 

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Climate in Hanover County, Virginia

Hanover County, Virginia gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Hanover County averages 13 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 206 sunny days per year in Hanover County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Hanover County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 107 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 27
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 13 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.4 / 6.2

Summer   /   Winter
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Hanover County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Hanover, VirginiaUnited States
  44.0 in.38.1 in.
  13.0 in.27.8 in.
  107.1 days106.2 days
  206 days205 days
  88.9°85.8°
  26.9°21.7°
  7.47
  4.44.3
  180 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 Hanover County with an average high temperature of 88.9°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Virginia. In Hanover County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Hanover County are May, September and June.


In Hanover County, there are 37.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Virginia.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Hanover County with an average of 26.9°. This is warmer than most places in Virginia.


In Hanover County, there are 86.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Virginia.


In Hanover County, there are 0.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Virginia.


The humidity can be uncomfortably heavy or close in Hanover County during the summer months. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most humid months in Hanover County.


August is the wettest month in Hanover County with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.0 inches in Hanover County means that it is wetter than most places in Virginia.


July is the rainiest month in Hanover County with 10.3 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.1 rainy days. There are 107.1 rainy days annually in Hanover County, which is less rainy 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 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 13.0 inches in Hanover County means that it is about average compared to other places in Virginia. January is the snowiest month in Hanover County with 4.9 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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