Rainfall averages in the southeastern part of Virginia are around 48 inches per year, but the waterfront is prone to large amounts of precipitation in a short time span. The coastal areas of the state are vulnerable to hurricanes, too, especially near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay—this means the cities of Norfolk, Hampton, Poquoson, and Virginia Beach in particular. Most recently, 1999’s Hurricane Floyd pummeled the area with wind gusts over 80 mph while Hurricane Isabel in 2003 was the costliest storm in Virginia history.
Aside from hurricane season, however, the Virginia Beach area enjoys weather that is pleasant in any season; it’s not extremely cold in winter or unbearably hot in summer. For example,Virginia Beach apartments should be easy to keep comfortable since the region averages temperatures between 35 and 55 degrees in the coldest month, January, and reaches a summer high of just below 90 degrees (it does tend to get pretty humid during this time, though). Summertime lows range from the high 60s to low 70s. All in all, relatively mild weather makes for an enjoyable climate that’s conducive to all types of leisurely pursuits.