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Best time to visit Fredericksburg, VA, USA

Our verdict

The best time to visit Fredericksburg is October-November

Want to know when to travel to Fredericksburg? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, October-November is the best time to go to Fredericksburg. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Fredericksburg can reach a maximum of 34℃ (93℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as -6℃ (21℉) at night.

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Fredericksburg when the days are longest, you should visit in July. On average it rains the most days in May, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to visit Fredericksburg, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

Fredericksburg seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Fredericksburg as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Fredericksburg is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Fredericksburg

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Fredericksburg for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Fredericksburg climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Fredericksburg for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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Fredericksburg in January

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (28℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fredericksburg in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Fredericksburg in February

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fredericksburg in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Fredericksburg in March

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fredericksburg in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Fredericksburg in April

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fredericksburg in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Fredericksburg in May

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fredericksburg in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Fredericksburg in June

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fredericksburg in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Fredericksburg in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fredericksburg in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Fredericksburg in August

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fredericksburg in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Fredericksburg in September

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fredericksburg in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Fredericksburg in October

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fredericksburg in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Fredericksburg in November

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fredericksburg in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Fredericksburg in December

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fredericksburg in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Fredericksburg is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 32℃ (89℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Fredericksburg is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Fredericksburg is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Fredericksburg, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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