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Best time to visit Virginia Beach, VA, USA

Our verdict

The best time to visit Virginia Beach is May

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Virginia Beach such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, May is the best time of year to go.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Virginia Beach can rise to a maximum of 30℃ (86℉). In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 3℃ (37℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Virginia Beach in July, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. The wet season in Virginia Beach usually falls during the months surrounding September each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Virginia Beach, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

November

Most daylight

July

Virginia Beach seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Virginia Beach as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach

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 Virginia Beach 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.

Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach 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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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Virginia Beach in January

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Virginia Beach in February

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Virginia Beach in March

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Virginia Beach in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Virginia Beach in April

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Virginia Beach in May

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Virginia Beach in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Virginia Beach in June

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Virginia Beach in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Virginia Beach in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Virginia Beach in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Virginia Beach in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 14 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Virginia Beach in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Virginia Beach in September

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Virginia Beach in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Virginia Beach in October

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Virginia Beach in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Virginia Beach in November

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 8 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Virginia Beach in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Virginia Beach in December

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Virginia Beach in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Virginia Beach is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (84℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Virginia Beach is generally around November. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in November first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Virginia Beach is generally around September, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of September too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Virginia Beach, 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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