The best times to visit Virginia for ideal weather are

February 5th to May 20th

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

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Weather in Virginia

Temperature

Average temperatures in Virginia vary greatly. 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 59th 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 January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid December where highs are regularly around 91.2°F (32.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.4°F (16.3°C) at night.

Virginia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Virginia 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 Perceived Temperature (F)

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Virginia Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 89.9 74 62.5
Feb 89.1 73.3 61.6
Mar 86.1 69.8 57.9
Apr 79.5 62.8 49.7
May 75.7 57.8 43.5
Jun 67.6 50.3 36.3
Jul 68.6 50.6 35.8
Aug 75.1 57 40.9
Sep 83 64.2 48.1
Oct 86.3 68.6 54.1
Nov 87.6 70.2 56.5
Dec 89.5 72.8 60.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 32.2 23.3 16.9
Feb 31.7 22.9 16.4
Mar 30.1 21 14.4
Apr 26.4 17.1 9.8
May 24.3 14.3 6.4
Jun 19.8 10.2 2.4
Jul 20.3 10.3 2.1
Aug 23.9 13.9 4.9
Sep 28.3 17.9 8.9
Oct 30.2 20.3 12.3
Nov 30.9 21.2 13.6
Dec 31.9 22.7 16


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Virginia are July, August, and then May. 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 April. For example, on the week of April 9th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 10th.

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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Virginia.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 21% 0 3.1
Feb 14% 0 1.8
Mar 11% 0 1.5
Apr 4% 0 0.5
May 1% 0 0.2
Jun 4% 0 0.4
Jul 0% 0 0.1
Aug 0% 0 0.1
Sep 3% 0 0.3
Oct 8% 0 1.3
Nov 14% 0 2.1
Dec 21% 0 2.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 21 0 7.9
Feb 14 0 4.6
Mar 11 0 3.8
Apr 4 0 1.3
May 1 0 0.5
Jun 4 0 1
Jul 0 0 0.3
Aug 0 0 0.3
Sep 3 0 0.8
Oct 8 0 3.3
Nov 14 0 5.3
Dec 21 0 6.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Virginia has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is September (21.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (47.4%).

Wind in Virginia is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by October and December. November’s average wind speed of around 9.2 knots (10.6 MPH or 17.1 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 late November to early December where average top sustained speeds reach 15.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 7.7 Gentle breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Feb 7.1 Gentle breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Mar 6.8 Light breeze 10.8 Significant breeze
Apr 6 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
May 5.6 Light breeze 8.9 Significant breeze
Jun 6.4 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 6.3 Light breeze 9.8 Significant breeze
Aug 7.6 Gentle breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Sep 8.2 Gentle breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Oct 8.7 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Nov 9.2 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Dec 8.7 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 46.7%
Feb 46.5%
Mar 47.4%
Apr 43.4%
May 36.8%
Jun 39%
Jul 32.7%
Aug 25.1%
Sep 21.4%
Oct 29.5%
Nov 34.8%
Dec 42.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Virginia?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 there are travel warnings for South Africa; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Virginia, South Africa is January, followed by July and September. 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

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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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 75 in December means 75% of the tourists vs. January.


Overall Virginia Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 88.3°F (31.3°C) and 72.5°F (22.5°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the slowest 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 the least precipitation with 0 to 1 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.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 89.1°F (31.7°C) and 82.4°F (28°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 4 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher 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 91.2°F (32.9°C) and 87.4°F (30.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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