The best times to visit Virginia for ideal weather are
April 9th to June 17th
September 3rd 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.
Virginia Travel Guide
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Weather in Virginia
Average temperatures in Virginia vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 54th 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, 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 88.2°F (31.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70°F (21.1°C) at night.
Virginia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Virginia Temperatures (Celsius)
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 Perceived Temperature (F)
Virginia Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Virginia 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Virginia are January, November, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid to late September. For example, on the week of September 17th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.
When can you find snow in Virginia? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Virginia is often around around December 17th 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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Virginia (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Virginia has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (50.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (68.3%).
Wind in Virginia is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 6.8 knots (7.8 MPH or 12.6 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 to mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 15.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Virginia.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||6.2||Light breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.8||Light breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.8||Light breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6.6||Light breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|May||5.5||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5||Light breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Jul||4.7||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Aug||4.3||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.8||Light breeze||10.6||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.4||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Nov||5.7||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Dec||5.7||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Virginia?
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, United States is July, followed by April and January. 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 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
Overall Virginia Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 83.2°F (28.4°C) and 50.8°F (10.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with roughly 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 about 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Virginia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 84.5°F (29.2°C) and 56.2°F (13.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: approximately 2 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 to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 53.9°F (12.2°C) and 44.3°F (6.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.