Weather

Virginia’s Gateway Region boasts four distinct seasons: a long fall and spring, relatively mild winters and warm summers. Snow can mark the winter season, but typically only for a few days and with little accumulation - usually a dusting to a few inches.

Period Max. Avg. Temperature (F) Min. Avg. Temperature (F) All-Time Avg. (F) Avg. Rain Accumulation (in.) Avg. Snow Accumulation (in.)
Annual 71.3 47.7 59.5 45.49 3.2
Winter 52.7 30.1 41.4 8.75 0.7
Spring 71.2 46.3 58.8 11.61 2.5
Summer 88.1 66 77.1 13.3 0
Fall 73 48.5 60.8 11.83 0

Source: Southeastern Regional Climate Center

  • Prevailing Wind Direction: South
  • Average Wind Speed: 6  Knots
  • Elevation Range (Above Sea Level): 100 to 400 feet
  • Clear Days Per Year: 103
  • Average Sunshine: 63%

Note: Climate information is for Petersburg, VA, or average of localities. Clear days per year and average sunshine are for Richmond, VA.