Norfolk is considered to be a year round destination, but the weather during certain months can be much more pleasant than during others. 

            To be specific, Norfolk has a temperate mid-Atlantic climate.  This means that the city experiences distinct seasons, but because of its proximity to the ocean, the winter season is never extremely cold.  The hottest months of the year are July and August, during which time the average high temperatures reach the mid to upper 80’s, and the nighttime temperatures will only drop to the lower 70’s.  The coldest months of the year are January and February, during which time the average high temperatures will reach the upper 40’s, and the nighttime temperatures will drop to the mid 30’s.  Because of the seasonal temperature, and the fact that Virginia has plenty of great beaches, most tourist visit during the summer months.

            The summer months are the wettest months of the year, July and August receiving the most rain.  On average, November and December are the driest months of the year.  But throughout the year, the chance for rain is always present. The difference between wet and dry season is not distinct.  The difference between monthly precipitation totals is only about an inch and a half between the two seasons. 

            For a real time forecast, check out Norfolk Weather Now.

            For yearly temperature and precipitation information, check out Norfolk Weather Averages.