Today in Virginia Beach, United States
Overcast. High 76F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph.
Cloudy with occasional showers overnight. Low 71F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
This weather data was last updated 2017-09-25 11:01:41.
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Virginia Beach Weather
Virginia Beach is the largest and most populated city in the state of Virginia. It is also the place where a lot of people in the mid-Atlantic go to in order to escape the hot temperatures. The climate in Virginia Beach is humid subtropical. For the city it means mild winters and humid and hot summers. Virginia Beach does get snow through the winter but not much when compared to other cities in Virginia. Virginia Beach weather is best taken advantage of during the summer. The location of the city also means that extreme weather is a possibility, mainly in the form of hurricanes and tropical storms coming from the Atlantic Ocean. Extremely cold temperatures are rare in the area of Virginia Beach and its surroundings.
By far the time with the most visitors to Virginia Beach is the summer. People from all over the state of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and North Carolina head to Virginia Beach as the main place to go in the water. The temperatures during the summer can be hot but the ocean can help you stay cool. The hottest month is July which has an average of 88 Fahrenheit (31.3 Celsius). Even at night the temperatures can be warm as the average low temperature in that month is 72 Fahrenheit (22 Celsius). Virginia Beach weather also sees a lot of precipitation during the summer so check the weather forecast at Virginia Beach Weather.Net before you head down to the waves.
A lot of the people who live north of the city also visit Virginia Beach during the winter. It is still a great place to visit even in the cool temperatures especially if you want to escape winter snow. Virginia Beach weather only gets snow an average of 3.8 days throughout the year and that totals 5.7 inches (14.5 centimeters). That is not all the benefits. You will still see plenty of sunshine in the city of Virginia Beach. While some days the temperatures will drop below freezing, overall checking www.virginiabeach.net will remind you that it is not something that happens every day. One thing to look for that may affect the weather is the ocean breezes which in some cases can make cool temperatures feel colder.
Precipitation is evenly distributed throughout most of the year but the summers do see a little spike in the amount of rain which Virginia Beach weather gets. The month with the most amount of rain is August when Virginia Beach sees 5.43 inches (137.9 millimeters) of rain. The driest month of the year is usually February when the total amount of precipitation only amounts to 3.12 inches (79.2 millimeters). Through the year Virginia Beach will get an average of 46.41 inches (1,178.8 millimeters) of precipitation. Because the amount of rain that you will see is a bit high, we at Virginia Beach Weather.Net suggest that you are prepared for the rain with an umbrella or raincoat as rain may surprise you at any time.
The one thing that you should expect to see when you visit Virginia Beach is a lot of sunshine. Throughout the year Virginia Beach gets a total of 2,698 mean sunshine hours and the summer, though it sees a little spike in the amount of rain, still gets a decent amount of sunshine. Both June and July have an average of 279 hours of sunshine each year. The one thing that may affect the sunshine that you get, especially in the summer, is a storm from the Atlantic. When a storm hits the city of Virginia Beach it can mean a few days of rain, heavy winds and in some cases even tornados. Check www.virginiabeachweather.net especially during hurricane season.
If you are in the city of Virginia Beach during hurricane season and a storm hits the area you can usually ask the personnel at the hotel about escape routes. They are well marked through the area as emergency routes. During these storms there is a possibility of tornados. Even though Virginia Beach is not anywhere near tornado alley, it actually has a history of tornados. The strongest tornado to ever hit the area was an F2 which passed only 0.23 miles from the city center and that happened in 1993. Most of the tornados in the area will not go above the F2 classification until you get to about 25 miles away from the city center and at that point, F3 tornados have been spotted.
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