Average Precipitation for Virginia in May





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during May 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 precipitation 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 May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
13 Abingdon 4.6 117
14 Blacksburg 4.3 110
15 Burkes Garden 4.8 121
11 Galax 3.9 100
14 Hot Springs 4.2 106
12 Mount Weather 4.5 114
12 Pennington Gap 4.9 124
12 Roanoke 4.1 103
12 Staunton 3.7 95
13 Winchester 3.9 98
15 Wise 4.6 117

Piedmont Virginia

May averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Arlington 4.0 101
13 Charlottesville 4.6 118
11 Danville 4.1 104
13 Fredericksburg 4.1 104
11 John H Kerr Dam 3.6 91
12 Lynchburg 3.7 95
Philpott Lake Dam 4.5 113
11 Richmond 3.8 96

Coastal Virginia

Average amount of rain and snow in May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Colonial Beach 4.1 105
11 Mathews 3.8 96
Newport News 3.7 95
11 Norfolk 3.4 87
10 Painter 3.3 84
11 Suffolk 3.8 97
11 Williamsburg 4.0 102
Reference

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

Virginia Precipitation
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