The best times to visit Chesapeake for ideal weather are

April 2nd to June 3rd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Chesapeake Travel Info

Weather in Chesapeake


Average temperatures in Chesapeake vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 28th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Chesapeake, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 92°F (33.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.8°F (22.1°C) at night.

Chesapeake Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Chesapeake Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Chesapeake Perceived Temperature (F)


Chesapeake Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Chesapeake Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 52.7 41.2 31.7
Feb 56.7 44.2 34.2
Mar 64 51.3 40.6
Apr 75.3 62.4 50.8
May 83.1 70.5 59.5
Jun 88.5 77.9 68.4
Jul 90.7 79.9 70.9
Aug 88.8 78.4 69.7
Sep 83.8 73.5 65
Oct 75.1 63.7 54.1
Nov 64.3 53 43
Dec 59.2 48.3 38.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 11.5 5.1 -0.2
Feb 13.7 6.8 1.2
Mar 17.8 10.7 4.8
Apr 24.1 16.9 10.4
May 28.4 21.4 15.3
Jun 31.4 25.5 20.2
Jul 32.6 26.6 21.6
Aug 31.6 25.8 20.9
Sep 28.8 23.1 18.3
Oct 23.9 17.6 12.3
Nov 17.9 11.7 6.1
Dec 15.1 9.1 3.8



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Chesapeake are October, November, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late October. For example, on the week of October 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid May with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of May 14th.

When can you find snow in Chesapeake? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Chesapeake.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Chesapeake (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 15% 0 2.3
Feb 17% 0 2.4
Mar 28% 0 3.4
Apr 24% 0 4
May 25% 0 4.2
Jun 21% 0 4
Jul 19% 0 5.5
Aug 17% 0 4.1
Sep 20% 0 3.9
Oct 10% 0 2.2
Nov 13% 0 2.4
Dec 20% 0 3.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 15 0 5.8
Feb 17 0 6.1
Mar 28 0 8.6
Apr 24 0 10.2
May 25 0 10.7
Jun 21 0 10.2
Jul 19 0 14
Aug 17 0 10.4
Sep 20 0 9.9
Oct 10 0 5.6
Nov 13 0 6.1
Dec 20 0 9.7


Humidity and Wind

Chesapeake has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (41.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (62.2%).

Wind in Chesapeake is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 6.3 knots (7.3 MPH or 11.7 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early March where average top sustained speeds reach 14 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Chesapeake.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.9 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.7 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Mar 6.3 Light breeze 13.3 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.9 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
May 5 Light breeze 11 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.2 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.8 Barely noticeable 10.1 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.4 Barely noticeable 9.4 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.2 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.4 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.7 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.6 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 45.2%
Feb 41.7%
Mar 42.3%
Apr 45.8%
May 51.3%
Jun 56.4%
Jul 58.4%
Aug 62%
Sep 62.2%
Oct 57.3%
Nov 53.8%
Dec 55.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Chesapeake?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Dec 04, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Chesapeake, VA, US is June, followed by July and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Chesapeake in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 27.3 in December means 27.3% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Chesapeake Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 85.6°F (29.8°C) and 56.7°F (13.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 5 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Chesapeake, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.7°F (30.9°C) and 61.6°F (16.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Chesapeake to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 61.1°F (16.2°C) and 49.7°F (9.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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