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Best time to visit Williamsburg, VA, USA

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The best time to visit Williamsburg is November

When’s the best time to visit Williamsburg, you ask? Based on several factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Williamsburg is November.

In summer, the temperature in Williamsburg can rise as high as 33℃ (91℉). In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of -0℃ (32℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Williamsburg when the days are longest, you should visit in July. On average it rains the most days in August, 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.

Learn more about when to travel to Williamsburg, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

July

Williamsburg seasons

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

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 Williamsburg 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.

Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg 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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Williamsburg in January

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Williamsburg in February

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Williamsburg in March

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Williamsburg in April

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Williamsburg in May

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Williamsburg 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.


Williamsburg in June

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Williamsburg 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.


Williamsburg in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Williamsburg in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Williamsburg in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Williamsburg in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Williamsburg in September

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Williamsburg 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.

Williamsburg in October

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Williamsburg in November

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Williamsburg in December

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (88℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Williamsburg is generally around June. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in June first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Williamsburg is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Williamsburg, 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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