Virginia Beach - Hottest Decades





Ranked here are the hottest decades on record for Virginia Beach, Virginia. The lists include decades when Virginia Beach had the highest average temperatures, the most hot days and the fewest 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.

Hottest High Temperatures

Average daily maximum temperature at Virginia Beach
High °F Decade High °C
Highest 70.1 2010s 21.1
Runner-up 69.4 1990s 20.8

Warmest Low Temperatures

Average daily minimum temperature at Virginia Beach
Low °F Decade Low °C
Highest 53.7 2010s 12.0
Runner-up 52.6 2000s 11.4

Most Warm Days

Total days per year on average when Virginia Beach had temperatures of at least 70 °F (21 °C)
Days Decade
Highest 203 2010s
Runner-up 195 2000s

Most Hot Days

Total days per year on average when Virginia Beach had temperatures of at least 90 °F (32 °C)
Days Decade
Highest 41 2010s
Runner-up 37 1980s, 1950s

Fewest Freezing Days

Total days per year on average when Virginia Beach had temperatures of 32 °F (0 °C) or lower
Days Decade
Lowest 38 1990s
Runner-up 42 2010s

How Much Hotter are 2010s?

Compared with averages for the previous 50 years (1960 to 2009), the 2010s in Virginia Beach had:

  • 9 more days each year with temperatures of 90 °F and higher
  • 1.6 °F higher daily maximum temperatures (0.9 °C)
  • 2.3 °F higher daily minimum temperatures (1.3 °C)
  • 9 fewer days a year with freezing temperatures
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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