Average Precipitation for Virginia in May





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during May 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 precipitation 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 May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
13 Abingdon 4.4 112
14 Blacksburg 4.5 114
16 Burkes Garden 4.7 120
11 Galax 4.0 101
14 Harrisonburg 4.0 102
14 Hot Springs 4.7 119
13 Mount Weather 4.9 124
12 Pennington Gap 4.3 110
12 Roanoke 4.3 109
13 Staunton 4.1 103
14 Winchester 4.2 107
15 Wise 4.6 117

Piedmont Virginia

May averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Arlington 3.9 100
13 Charlottesville 4.6 118
11 Danville 4.4 113
13 Fredericksburg 4.2 106
11 John H Kerr Dam 3.5 89
12 Lynchburg 4.0 101
12 Martinsville 4.5 114
12 Petersburg 4.4 111
12 Philpott Lake Dam 4.3 108
11 Richmond 4.0 102

Coastal Virginia

Average amount of rain and snow in May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Cape Charles 3.5 88
12 Newport News 3.7 93
11 Norfolk 3.8 96
9 North River 4.4 111
10 Painter 3.7 93
11 Suffolk 4.0 100
11 Wallops Island 3.2 81
11 Williamsburg 3.9 99
Reference

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

Virginia Precipitation
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