The best times to visit Newport News for ideal weather are

April 9th to June 17th

or

September 10th to October 28th

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

 


Newport News Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Newport News

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Newport News vary somewhat and are seasonally temperate. The area is in the top 69 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Newport News, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 86°F (30°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.8°F (24.3°C) at night.

    Newport News Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Newport News Temperatures (Celsius)

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    “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.

    Newport News Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Newport News Perceived Temperature (C)

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    Average Newport News 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 47 40.5 35.9
    Feb 48.1 40.9 36
    Mar 56.4 48.7 43.6
    Apr 66.4 58.9 53.7
    May 74.3 67.7 63
    Jun 82.6 76.5 71.9
    Jul 85.2 79.5 75.1
    Aug 83.3 78.3 74.4
    Sep 78.3 73.5 69.7
    Oct 69.6 63.9 59.5
    Nov 58.4 52.5 47.9
    Dec 52.8 46.6 42.3

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 8.3 4.7 2.2
    Feb 8.9 4.9 2.2
    Mar 13.6 9.3 6.4
    Apr 19.1 14.9 12.1
    May 23.5 19.8 17.2
    Jun 28.1 24.7 22.2
    Jul 29.6 26.4 23.9
    Aug 28.5 25.7 23.6
    Sep 25.7 23.1 20.9
    Oct 20.9 17.7 15.3
    Nov 14.7 11.4 8.8
    Dec 11.6 8.1 5.7

     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Newport News are August, September, and then October. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early February. For example, on the week of February 5th there are only 0.7 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early October with an average of 1.3 days with significant precipitation the week of October 1st.

    When can you find snow in Newport News? 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 Newport News.

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    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

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    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 11.4 0 0.03
    Feb 12.9 0 0.03
    Mar 12.9 0 0.04
    Apr 12.9 0 0.04
    May 12.9 0 0.04
    Jun 12.9 0 0.05
    Jul 12.9 0 0.06
    Aug 14.3 0 0.06
    Sep 14.3 0 0.05
    Oct 14.3 0 0.06
    Nov 12.9 0 0.04
    Dec 14.3 0 0.04

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 11.4 0 0.08
    Feb 12.9 0 0.08
    Mar 12.9 0 0.1
    Apr 12.9 0 0.1
    May 12.9 0 0.1
    Jun 12.9 0 0.13
    Jul 12.9 0 0.15
    Aug 14.3 0 0.15
    Sep 14.3 0 0.13
    Oct 14.3 0 0.15
    Nov 12.9 0 0.1
    Dec 14.3 0 0.1

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Newport News has slightly low to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is February (47% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (64.3%).

    Wind in Newport News is usually moderate. The windiest month is February, followed by April and March. February’s average wind speed of around 8.8 knots (10.1 MPH or 16.3 KPH) is considered “gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early-to-mid-February where average top sustained speeds reach 16.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 8.2 a gentle breeze 14.9 a moderate breeze
    Feb 8.8 a gentle breeze 16.1 a moderate breeze
    Mar 8.4 a gentle breeze 14.6 a moderate breeze
    Apr 8.4 a gentle breeze 15 a moderate breeze
    May 8 a gentle breeze 14.2 a moderate breeze
    Jun 7.5 a gentle breeze 14.3 a moderate breeze
    Jul 7.7 a gentle breeze 14.7 a moderate breeze
    Aug 6.8 a light breeze 12.8 a moderate breeze
    Sep 7.2 a gentle breeze 12.9 a moderate breeze
    Oct 7.7 a gentle breeze 13.4 a moderate breeze
    Nov 7.4 a gentle breeze 13.4 a moderate breeze
    Dec 7.9 a gentle breeze 14.6 a moderate breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 49.9
    Feb 47
    Mar 49.4
    Apr 50.7
    May 57.9
    Jun 58.3
    Jul 60.4
    Aug 64.1
    Sep 64.3
    Oct 62.3
    Nov 58.8
    Dec 59.5

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Newport News?

    As of 6/22/2017 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.
     

    Overall Newport News Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 80.7°F (27.1°C) and 49.3°F (9.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 4 days of precipitation per month. Spring is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

    Summer (June through August)

    The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with about 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Newport News, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 82.3°F (27.9°C) and 55.5°F (13.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: approximately 4 days per month. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is too cold this time of year in Newport News to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 54.1°F (12.3°C) and 44.1°F (6.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a noticeable amount: consistently 4 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.