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Climate in Virginia
(United States)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from 13 measuring weather stations in Virginia.
Weather stations at an altitude above 770m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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The climate widely corresponds to Central European weather conditions. It is cold, wet and a few beautiful summer months are also happening during a year.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Virginia
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 10 hours per day, June is the sunniest month in the state of Virginia. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Virginia
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 11 rainy days, May offers the most number of rainy days, and in September the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Virginia
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 2.5 mm, the least rain falls in January. July, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Virginia
Water temperature depends not only on solar radiation within the same region, but also on ocean currents. For example, depending on the season, cold or warm water masses are moved from other areas. The warmest temperatures in Virginia are in July, when the water is 29 °C.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Virginia
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With humidity averaging 76%, September is the most uncomfortable. In April, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Virginia
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy. This limit is reached in 4 months in Virginia, although these are average values, and a month is rarely completely or not at all considered humid.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Virginia
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
Map of Virginia

Most important cities in the federal state »Virginia«

Alone 10 cities with over 100,000 inhabitants are located here. The federal state has a west-east extension of about 600 km and over 290 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo position
Virginia Beach450,18936° 51' 11"N75° 58' 41"W
Norfolk244,07636° 50' 49"N76° 17' 7"W
Chesapeake237,94036° 49' 9"N76° 16' 30"W
Richmond223,17037° 33' 14"N77° 27' 37"W
Arlington207,62738° 52' 52"N77° 6' 15"W
Newport News181,82536° 58' 44"N76° 25' 41"W
Alexandria155,81038° 48' 17"N77° 2' 49"W
East Hampton147,99337° 2' 15"N76° 19' 54"W
Hampton135,41037° 1' 48"N76° 20' 43"W
Portsmouth100,57736° 50' 8"N76° 17' 54"W
Portsmouth Heights99,04936° 49' 16"N76° 22' 8"W
Roanoke97,03237° 16' 15"N79° 56' 29"W
Suffolk84,58536° 43' 42"N76° 35' 6"W
South Suffolk80,69036° 43' 2"N76° 35' 25"W
Lynchburg75,56837° 24' 50"N79° 8' 32"W
Centreville71,13538° 50' 25"N77° 25' 44"W
Dale City65,96938° 38' 13"N77° 18' 40"W
West Lynchburg65,51737° 24' 12"N79° 10' 41"W
Reston58,40438° 58' 7"N77° 20' 28"W
Harrisonburg48,91438° 26' 58"N78° 52' 8"W
McLean48,11538° 56' 3"N77° 10' 39"W
Tuckahoe44,99037° 35' 25"N77° 33' 23"W
Ashburn43,51139° 2' 37"N77° 29' 15"W
Charlottesville43,47538° 1' 46"N78° 28' 36"W
Danville43,05536° 35' 9"N79° 23' 42"W
Blacksburg42,62037° 13' 46"N80° 24' 50"W
Leesburg42,61639° 6' 56"N77° 33' 49"W
Lake Ridge41,05838° 41' 16"N77° 17' 52"W
Burke41,05538° 47' 36"N77° 16' 18"W
Annandale41,00838° 49' 49"N77° 11' 47"W


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants: geonames.org, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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