Average Rainfall for Virginia in August





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall during August at cities and other locations around Virginia.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month. There is also a count of the number of days with wet weather, when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The rainfall totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

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
11 Abingdon 3.8 98
12 Blacksburg 3.6 91
14 Burkes Garden 4.0 102
11 Galax 4.4 113
12 Harrisonburg 3.8 97
11 Hot Springs 3.6 91
9 Mount Weather 3.6 92
11 Pennington Gap 4.0 100
10 Roanoke 3.4 86
12 Staunton 4.0 101
10 Winchester 3.2 82
13 Wise 4.1 105

Piedmont Virginia

August averages for total rainfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
9 Arlington 3.3 83
11 Charlottesville 4.0 102
9 Danville 4.1 103
10 Fredericksburg 3.0 76
9 John H Kerr Dam 3.8 97
10 Lynchburg 3.2 82
10 Martinsville 4.2 106
10 Petersburg 5.3 135
10 Philpott Lake Dam 4.5 114
9 Richmond 4.9 124

Coastal Virginia

Average amount of rain in August
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Cape Charles 4.1 105
12 Newport News 5.4 136
10 Norfolk 5.9 149
9 North River 5.5 140
10 Painter 4.5 114
11 Suffolk 5.8 147
9 Wallops Island 4.3 110
11 Williamsburg 5.7 144
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

Virginia Precipitation
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