Virginia Beach - Coldest Decades





The coldest decades on record are ranked here for Virginia Beach, Virginia. The lists include decades when Virginia Beach had the lowest average temperatures, the fewest hot days and the most cold days. These extremes are for temperatures observed at Norfolk International Airport and cover seven decades, from the 1950s to the 2010s.

That is when Virginia Beach had weather measurements that are consistent and complete enough to compare decades. Each decade comprises a standard 10-year range. For instance, the 1990s includes measurements from Jan 1, 1990 to Dec 31, 1999. Links to the data behind these lists are in the References section on this page.

Coolest High Temperatures

Average daily maximum temperature at Virginia Beach
High °F Decade High °C
Lowest 67.0 1960s 19.4
Runner-up 68.4 1980s 20.2

Coldest Low Temperatures

Average daily minimum temperature at Virginia Beach
Low °F Decade Low °C
Lowest 49.7 1960s 9.8
Runner-up 51.0 1980s 10.6

Fewest Warm Days

Total days per year on average when Virginia Beach had temperatures of at least 70 °F (21 °C)
Days Decade
Lowest 182 1960s
Runner-up 191 1980s, 1950s

Fewest Hot Days

Total days per year on average when Virginia Beach had temperatures of at least 90 °F (32 °C)
Days Decade
Lowest 26 1960s
Runner-up 28 1970s

Most Freezing Days

Total days per year on average when Virginia Beach had temperatures of 32 °F (0 °C) or lower
Days Decade
Highest 67 1960s
Runner-up 56 1980s
References

Current Results. 2020. Virginia Beach VA Temperature Averages by Decade

Jay Lawrimore, Ron Ray, Scott Applequist, Bryant Korzeniewski, Matthew Menne. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

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