Seasons in Virginia

Virginia is classified as a humid subtropical climate, but this is not entirely accurate. In this state, there are 5 separate regions with differences in temperature, rainfall and wind strength. Changes occur depending on the distance of the territory from the ocean and height.

The Chesapeake Bay is a source of high humidity and a stately decoration. Tourists are attracted by the rivers James, Potomac, York, lakes and the ocean coast. The mountains are on average 10  °F cooler. There are many ski resorts and places for recreation.


Seasons

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Spring in Virginia

All four seasons in Virginia succeed each other quite gently. In March, there is still snow in the mountains, and occasional snowfalls are possible in cities. Temperatures rise from 40 °F to 60 °F (+4 °C to +15 °C) and above. Night frosts are possible, but they recede with increasing daylight hours.

Choose safe travel routes. Be careful due to melting snow in the mountains and flooding in rivers. Dry sunny weather sets in in April. You can walk along still empty beaches. Visit farms, wineries, national parks. We recommend seeing the Fort Chiswell Animal Park in Whitewill or the Metro Richmond Virginia Zoo in Norfolk and the Virginia Aquarium.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: 55 °F (+13 °C)
Min average t°: 43 °F (+6 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 4.1" (103 mm)
April
Max average t°: 65 °F (+18 °C)
Min average t°: 52 °F (+11 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.3" (85 mm)
May
Max average t°: 73 °F (+23 °C)
Min average t°: 61 °F (+16 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.6" (92 mm)

(Virginia Beach)

Spring Holidays

March 1st: National Women of Color Day.
March 17: St.Patrick 's Day.

April 1: April Fools' Day.
April 22: International Earth Day.

2nd Sunday of May: Mother’s Day.
last Monday in May: Memorial Day.

Summer in Virginia

In June, all five climate zones (Tidewater, Piedmont, West, Southwest and North Virginia) delight with warm and sunny weather. Temperatures in the summer range from 75 °F to 88  °F (+24 °C to +31 °C) . At night, the heat subsides.

Virginians love outdoor activities. They are passionate about golfing, fishing, cycling or river rafting. During the weekend, you can ski down the slope and then catch some sun in the valley. The mountains to the west are full of hiking, cycling and horse riding opportunities. Water sports are popular in the coastal areas. We recommend Cape Charles in the east of the state or the beaches of Sandbridge, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: 80 °F (+27 °C)
Min average t°: 70 °F (+21 °C)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.5" (88 mm)
July
Max average t°: 84 °F (+29 °C)
Min average t°: 74 °F (+23.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 4.8" (121 mm)
August
Max average t°: 83 °F (+28 °C)
Min average t°: 74 °F (+23 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 4.4" (112 mm)

(Virginia Beach)

Summer Holidays

June 14: Day of the American flag.
June 19: Juneteenth.

July 4: Independence Day.
August 26: Women's Equality Day.

Autumn in Virginia

Autumn comes imperceptibly. In September it is warm - from 48 °F to 83 °F (+9 °C to +28 °C). Due to the proximity to the ocean, storms and hurricanes are possible in Virginia. In the south of the state, rainfall is higher. Temperatures can still reach 70  °F (+21 °C) in October and drop to 30-53  °F (-1 °C to +11 °C) in November. Despite the cold weather approaching, autumn is a fun time in Virginia.

More than 40 wineries in Loudon County organize many celebrations. The magnificent scenery draws people to the Natural Tunnel or Kiptopek State Parks. Music lovers will find it interesting to visit Crooked Road. Wildlife can be seen at Chincoteague and Assateague.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: 77 °F (+25 °C)
Min average t°: 70 °F (+21 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 4.4" (113 mm)
October
Max average t°: 69 °F (+21 °C)
Min average t°: 60 °F (+15.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 3.9" (98 mm)
November
Max average t°: 59 °F (+15 °C)
Min average t°: 49 °F (+10 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 3.7" (93 mm)

(Virginia Beach)

Autumn Holidays

1st Monday in September: Labor Day.

2nd Monday in October: Columbus Day and Yorktown Victory Day.
October 31: Halloween (All Hallows' Eve).

Tuesday following the first Monday in November: Election Day.
November 11: Veterans Day.
4th Thursday in November: Thanksgiving Day.
Day after Thanksgiving Day: Lincoln’s Day.

Winter in Virginia

Winter in Virginia is quite mild. There is more snow in mountainous areas than on the coast. In the coldest regions, frosts of 0  °F (-18 °C) are possible. On the southeast and east coast, winter is 22-53  °F (-5 °C to +12 °C). The coldest month is December. Heavy snowfall is common around Christmas.

In winter, it is more pleasant to spend time in a warm room. Virginia has many attractions, each region has its own. Explore the Virginia Science Museum in Richmond and visit the National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly. Winter sports enthusiasts will find plenty to do in Shenandoah's Blue Ridge Parkway or Cumberland Gap.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: 52 °F (+11 °C)
Min average t°: 42 °F (+5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.8" (97 mm)
January
Max average t°: 48 °F (+9 °C)
Min average t°: 36 °F (+2 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.8" (97 mm)
February
Max average t°: 50 °F ( +10 °C)
Min average t°: 37 °F (+3 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.2" (72 mm)

(Virginia Beach)

Winter Holidays

December 25: Christmas Day.

January 1: New Year’s Day.
3rd Monday in January: Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

3rd Monday in February: Presidents’ Day
February 14: St. Valentine's Day.
3rd Monday in February: George Washington Day.