The best times to visit Virginia for ideal weather are
March 19th to April 22nd
August 20th 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.
Virginia Travel Guide
Weather in Virginia
Average temperatures in Virginia vary little and are temperate for much of the year. The area is in the top 33 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 Virginia, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid-December where highs are regularly around 67.9°F (19.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 45.8°F (7.7°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 precipitation in Virginia are January, December, and then November. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid-July. For example, on the week of July 16th there are only 0.1 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January and early February with an average of 3.3 days with significant precipitation the week of January 29th.
When can you find snow in Virginia? 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 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 below average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is September (22.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (48.8%).
Wind in Virginia is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by October and December. November’s average wind speed of around 9.1 knots (10.5 MPH or 16.9 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 late November to early December where average top sustained speeds reach 14.7 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.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||7.7||a gentle breeze||12||a moderate breeze|
|Feb||7.1||a gentle breeze||11.2||a moderate breeze|
|Mar||6.6||a light breeze||10.4||a moderate breeze|
|Apr||6||a light breeze||9.3||a gentle breeze|
|May||5.5||a light breeze||8.7||a moderate breeze|
|Jun||6.2||a light breeze||9.6||a gentle breeze|
|Jul||6.1||a light breeze||9.6||a moderate breeze|
|Aug||7.3||a gentle breeze||11.1||a moderate breeze|
|Sep||8.2||a gentle breeze||12.6||a moderate breeze|
|Oct||8.8||a gentle breeze||13.6||a moderate breeze|
|Nov||9.1||a gentle breeze||14.1||a moderate breeze|
|Dec||8.6||a gentle breeze||13.3||a moderate breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Virginia?
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Overall Virginia Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 65.4°F (18.6°C) and 54.1°F (12.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 9 days of precipitation per month. Fall is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 1 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Virginia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 66.2°F (19°C) and 61.1°F (16.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 2 to 9 days per month. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Virginia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 67.9°F (19.9°C) and 64.9°F (18.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a good amount: 8 to 12 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.