Average Rainfall for Virginia in August

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The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall during August at cities, towns and parks in Virginia.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month. Most sites also have information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The rainfall totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Coastal Virginia in the east, Piedmont or central Virginia, and the Mountains, including the Shenandoah Valley in the northwest and the Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia.

Virginia's Mountains

Average monthly precipitation in August
Days Place Inches Millimetres
10 Abingdon 3.6   91
11 Blacksburg 3.6   91
12 Burkes Garden 4.2 106
10 Galax 4.0 103
10 Hot Springs 3.4   87
  9 Mount Weather 3.5   88
  9 Pennington Gap 3.6   92
  9 Roanoke 3.6   90
10 Staunton 3.6   92
10 Winchester 3.0   77
12 Wise 4.1 103

Piedmont Virginia

August averages for total rainfall
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  8 Arlington 2.9   74
11 Charlottesville 4.1 103
  9 Danville 3.7   95
10 Fredericksburg 3.4   86
  9 John H Kerr Dam 3.9 100
  9 Lynchburg 3.3   83
  – Philpott Lake Dam 4.9 124
  9 Richmond 4.7 118

Coastal Virginia

Average amount of rain in August
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  8 Colonial Beach 3.7   94
10 Mathews 4.7 120
  – Newport News 5.4 136
10 Norfolk 5.5 140
  9 Painter 4.3 109
10 Suffolk 5.7 145
10 Williamsburg 5.4 136
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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