The best times to visit Virginia Beach for ideal weather are

April 9th to June 10th

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

 

 


Other Virginia Beach Travel Info

Weather in Virginia Beach

Temperature

Average temperatures in Virginia Beach 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 chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 23rd 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 Virginia Beach, 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 89.3°F (31.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.1°F (22.3°C) at night.

Virginia Beach Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Virginia Beach 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.

Virginia Beach Perceived Temperature (F)

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Virginia Beach Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Virginia Beach 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan51.141.232.2
Feb52.541.832.7
Mar60.849.840.5
Apr70.459.449.2
May78.367.958.8
Jun86.176.667.8
Jul88.479.471.2
Aug86.477.970.3
Sep81.873.165.6
Oct73.563.654.6
Nov62.852.743.3
Dec57.347.538.2

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan10.65.10.1
Feb11.45.40.4
Mar169.94.7
Apr21.315.29.6
May25.719.914.9
Jun30.124.819.9
Jul31.326.321.8
Aug30.225.521.3
Sep27.722.818.7
Oct23.117.612.6
Nov17.111.56.3
Dec14.18.63.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Virginia Beach are October, September, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late August to early September. For example, on the week of August 27th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 14th.

When can you find snow in Virginia Beach? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to late December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Virginia Beach is often around around December 24th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Virginia Beach.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan22%32.9
Feb22%2.73.3
Mar26%1.63.7
Apr23%03.9
May23%03.4
Jun24%04.6
Jul23%05.5
Aug24%04.4
Sep18%03.5
Oct16%04.5
Nov19%03.6
Dec25%4.94.7

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan227.67.4
Feb226.98.4
Mar264.19.4
Apr2309.9
May2308.6
Jun24011.7
Jul23014
Aug24011.2
Sep1808.9
Oct16011.4
Nov1909.1
Dec2512.411.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Virginia Beach has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (49.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (68.3%).

Wind in Virginia Beach is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 9.3 knots (10.7 MPH or 17.2 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early February where average top sustained speeds reach 17.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan8.4Gentle breeze15.6Significant breeze
Feb9.1Gentle breeze17.1Strong breeze
Mar9.3Gentle breeze16.6Significant breeze
Apr9Gentle breeze16.4Significant breeze
May8.1Gentle breeze14.8Significant breeze
Jun7.4Gentle breeze14.4Significant breeze
Jul6.8Light breeze14Significant breeze
Aug6.2Light breeze12.7Significant breeze
Sep7.3Gentle breeze13.6Significant breeze
Oct7.8Gentle breeze14.3Significant breeze
Nov8.2Gentle breeze15Significant breeze
Dec7.9Gentle breeze15Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan53.7%
Feb49.8%
Mar52.8%
Apr54.1%
May61%
Jun61.4%
Jul63.8%
Aug68.3%
Sep66.9%
Oct62.5%
Nov59.9%
Dec61.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Virginia Beach?

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 Virginia Beach, VA, US is July, followed by June and August. 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 Virginia Beach 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

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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 16.2 in November means 16.2% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Virginia Beach Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 84.1°F (28.9°C) and 54.6°F (12.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 8 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 about 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Virginia Beach, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.4°F (29.7°C) and 60.1°F (15.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 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 Virginia Beach to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 58.5°F (14.7°C) and 48.1°F (8.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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