Zip 23434 (Suffolk, VA) Climate


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The climate in 23434 Suffolk, VA is mostly temperate throughout the year, with temperatures ranging from mild to warm. Summers are typically hot and humid, while winters are generally mild and cool. Rainfall is relatively consistent throughout the year, with average monthly precipitation hovering around 4 inches. Snow is rare in Suffolk, normally only seen during a few days of winter. Overall, the climate in this area is moderate and pleasant for most of the year.

Suffolk (zip 23434), Virginia gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Suffolk (zip 23434) averages 5 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 Suffolk (zip 23434). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Suffolk (zip 23434) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 116 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 28
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 5 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 23434 zip code is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Virginia.

6.5 Summer - 6.6 Winter
May, October and September are the most pleasant months in the 23434 zip code, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateSuffolk, VirginiaUnited States
  47.8 in.38.1 in.
  4.7 in.27.8 in.
  116.3 days106.2 days
  213 days205 days
  89.0°85.8°
  28.0°21.7°
  7.37
  4.34.3
  34 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 the 23434 zip code with an average high temperature of 89.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Virginia. In the 23434 zip code, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 23434 zip code are May, September and October.
In the 23434 zip code, there are 35.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Virginia.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 23434 zip code with an average of 28.0°. This is warmer than most places in Virginia.
In the 23434 zip code, there are 77.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Virginia.
In the 23434 zip code, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Virginia.
Humidity in the 23434 zip code 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 the 23434 zip code with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.8 inches in the 23434 zip code means that it is one of the wettest places in Virginia.
July is the rainiest month in the 23434 zip code with 10.9 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.4 rainy days. There are 116.3 rainy days annually in the 23434 zip code, 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 4.7 inches in the 23434 zip code means that it is one of the least snowy places in Virginia. January is the snowiest month in the 23434 zip code with 1.9 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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