The best times to visit Petersburg for ideal weather are

March 26th to June 10th


September 3rd to November 4th

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



Other Petersburg Travel Info

Weather in Petersburg


Average temperatures in Petersburg vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 49th 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 Petersburg, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 92.5°F (33.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.8°F (21°C) at night.

Petersburg Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Petersburg 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.

Petersburg Perceived Temperature (F)


Petersburg Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Petersburg 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 50.5 38.9 28.6
Feb 53 40.5 29.4
Mar 63.3 50.1 38.5
Apr 73.9 60.3 47.5
May 81.3 68.7 57.4
Jun 89 77 66
Jul 91.6 79.5 69.1
Aug 89.1 77 66.9
Sep 83.4 71.1 61
Oct 73.3 60 48.7
Nov 62.6 49.2 37.5
Dec 55.9 44.1 33.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 10.3 3.8 -1.9
Feb 11.7 4.7 -1.4
Mar 17.4 10.1 3.6
Apr 23.3 15.7 8.6
May 27.4 20.4 14.1
Jun 31.7 25 18.9
Jul 33.1 26.4 20.6
Aug 31.7 25 19.4
Sep 28.6 21.7 16.1
Oct 22.9 15.6 9.3
Nov 17 9.6 3.1
Dec 13.3 6.7 1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Petersburg are May, November, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid May. For example, on the week of May 7th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late June with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of June 25th.

When can you find snow in Petersburg? 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 Petersburg.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 4% 0 0.6
Feb 4% 0 0.4
Mar 6% 0 0.7
Apr 4% 0 0.7
May 1% 0 0.3
Jun 7% 0 2
Jul 3% 0 0.7
Aug 5% 0 0.9
Sep 5% 0 1.2
Oct 4% 0 0.6
Nov 3% 0 0.7
Dec 6% 0 1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 4 0 1.5
Feb 4 0 1
Mar 6 0 1.8
Apr 4 0 1.8
May 1 0 0.8
Jun 7 0 5.1
Jul 3 0 1.8
Aug 5 0 2.3
Sep 5 0 3
Oct 4 0 1.5
Nov 3 0 1.8
Dec 6 0 2.5


Humidity and Wind

Petersburg has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (46% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (68.3%).

Wind in Petersburg is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 5.1 knots (5.8 MPH or 9.4 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 13.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 4.4 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Feb 5 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Mar 5.1 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Apr 5 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
May 3.8 Barely noticeable 10.7 Significant breeze
Jun 3.3 Barely noticeable 9.9 Gentle breeze
Jul 2.9 Barely noticeable 9.9 Significant breeze
Aug 2.7 Barely noticeable 9.4 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.3 Barely noticeable 9.6 Significant breeze
Oct 3.8 Barely noticeable 10.1 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.9 Barely noticeable 10.4 Significant breeze
Dec 3.9 Barely noticeable 10.3 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 53.7%
Feb 47.8%
Mar 49.1%
Apr 46%
May 59%
Jun 61.5%
Jul 61.8%
Aug 66.3%
Sep 68.3%
Oct 67.5%
Nov 60.2%
Dec 63.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Petersburg?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 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 Sep 23, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Petersburg, VA, US is July, followed by June 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 Petersburg in November. 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 43.4 in November means 43.4% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Petersburg Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86.6°F (30.3°C) and 55.3°F (12.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 2 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 the most precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Petersburg, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.9°F (31.1°C) and 60.1°F (15.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Petersburg to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 56.8°F (13.8°C) and 47.9°F (8.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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