Virginia Beach Weather and Climate

The city of Virginia Beach has a total area of approximately 500 square miles and has a humid subtropical climate, according to the Koppen climate classification. The seaside location of Virginia Beach gives it a year-round appealing climate that makes visiting this popular tourist destination in any season a treat. However, in the spring and fall, hotels around Virginia Beach offer reduced rates on rooms and other discounts.

In the summer months, the temperature is hot and fairly humid. During the evening the temperature drops and the climate becomes very pleasant with cool evenings.

The city of Virginia Beach is prone to rain throughout the year, with an annual snowfall of around 8 1/4 inches or about 21 cm. The wettest seasons are the spring and fall, although the rainfall throughout the year is constant. However, it rains for short intervals and then lets the sunshine pass through. Along with the rain, the city is also prone to storms, since it lies on a geographical location that favors strong winds from higher latitudes. It also lies in the path of hurricanes that are moving north along with a few other major storms.

The average temperature annually is 59.6 degrees. June, July and August are the warmest seasons with an average  temperature of 86 degrees and a low of 71 degrees. The coolest months are December, January and February when the average high reaches 47 degrees and the average low reaches 32 degrees. The highest recorded temperature in Virginia Beach was 103 degrees in August of 1957.