Virginia Beach Water Temperature

Virginia Beach is a city with seemingly never ending expanses of beaches. For the water lover, it is a dream destination, especially as the waters are warm for most of the year. It is supposed to have the longest beach globally.


With numerous historic parks, nature preserves, zoos, aquariums, shopping, a vibrant night life with restaurants and clubs, shopping and, of course, the perennial water attractions including swimming, kayaking, boating, surfing competitions and beautiful ocean views and attractive sunsets, you are assured of having a complete holiday.

Virginia Beach is a city close to atlantic ocean. August is the month with the highest water temperature at 78.6°F / 25.9°C.
The coldest month is February with an average water temperature of 41.4°F / 5.2°C.
February is the driest at 0in / 0mm and August the wettest month with 1.9in / 48.3mm.
With an average air temperature of 78.4°F / 25.8°C, July is the warmest month in a year. January is the coldest with 41°F / 5°C average air temperature.
The Climate is described as mild temperate climate with hot summer. Best time to Visit would be in June, July, August, September.

Virginia Beach Summary

Description Value
Current water temperature / 14 °C
Warmest Month Water Temperature: August with 78.6°F / 25.9°C
Coldest Month Water Temperature: February with 41.4°F / 5.2°C
Warmest Month Air Temperature: July with 78.4°F / 25.8°C
Coldest Month Air Temperature: January with 41°F / 5°C
Wettest Month: August with 1.9in / 48.3mm
Driest Month: February with 0in / 0mm
Highest Humidity August with 77.8%
Lowest Humidity January with 70%
Best Time to Visit: June, July, August, September
Climate Classification mild temperate climate with hot summer

Virginia Beach water temperature by month

atlantic ocean water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°F)

ø. Water

Temperature (°F)

Min. Water

Temperature (°F)

January

46.6 43.5 41

February

42.1 41.5 41

March

48.6 44.6 41.7

April

57.6 53.2 48.9

May

69.3 63.1 57.7

June

76.6 72.9 69.4

July

79.2 78.1 76.5

August

79.3 78.6 77.4

September

78.1 75.6 72.7

October

72.7 68.2 62.8

November

62.8 57.9 53.1

December

53.6 49.8 46.8

atlantic ocean water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°C)

ø. Water

Temperature (°C)

Min. Water

Temperature (°C)

January

8.1 6.4 5

February

5.6 5.3 5

March

9.2 7 5.4

April

14.2 11.8 9.4

May

20.7 17.3 14.3

June

24.8 22.7 20.8

July

26.2 25.6 24.7

August

26.3 25.9 25.2

September

25.6 24.2 22.6

October

22.6 20.1 17.1

November

17.1 14.4 11.7

December

12 9.9 8.2

The warmest water temperature are in August with around 78.6°F / 25.9°C. The coldest in February with an average water temperature of 41.4°F / 5.2°C.

Usually from May to October Virginia Beach water temperature varies from the 60s to the high 70s in Fahrenheit. This depends on weather conditions as spells of rain can cool down the Virginia Beach water temperature rapidly. Second half of July is the warmest Virginia Beach water temperature, making it good for warm water swimming. During winter months the water is quite chilly and you will require a thick wet suit along with gloves.


Virginia Beach weather today & 14-day weather forecast

Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
May. 09
Scattered clouds
73 °F
48°F
23 °C
9°C
4mph (6km/h)
southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
58%
May. 10
Overcast clouds
74 °F
53°F
24 °C
11°C
4mph (6km/h)
southwest
0in (3mm)
45 %
80%
May. 11
Few clouds
67 °F
52°F
20 °C
11°C
2mph (3km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
0 %
57%
May. 12
Overcast clouds
55 °F
50°F
13 °C
10°C
2mph (4km/h)
south-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
60%
May. 13
Overcast clouds
64 °F
51°F
18 °C
11°C
2mph (3km/h)
east-northeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
63%
May. 14
Broken clouds
68 °F
53°F
20 °C
11°C
2mph (3km/h)
northeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
61%
May. 15
Broken clouds
71 °F
53°F
22 °C
11°C
2mph (2km/h)
east-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
56%
Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
May. 16
Overcast clouds
63 °F
54°F
17 °C
12°C
2mph (3km/h)
south-southwest
0in (0mm)
20 %
63%
May. 17
Light shower rain
70 °F
56°F
21 °C
13°C
1mph (2km/h)
south-southwest
0in (5mm)
85 %
86%
May. 18
Broken clouds
81 °F
56°F
27 °C
13°C
2mph (3km/h)
east
0in (0mm)
0 %
77%
May. 19
Scattered clouds
68 °F
57°F
20 °C
14°C
2mph (3km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
0 %
71%
May. 20
Broken clouds
66 °F
64°F
19 °C
18°C
4mph (6km/h)
south-southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
62%
May. 21
Overcast clouds
79 °F
65°F
26 °C
18°C
2mph (4km/h)
south-southwest
0in (5mm)
60 %
86%
May. 22
Overcast clouds
86 °F
57°F
30 °C
14°C
2mph (3km/h)
west-northwest
0in (1mm)
50 %
90%
May. 23
Broken clouds
69 °F
58°F
21 °C
14°C
1mph (2km/h)
east
0in (0mm)
20 %
78%
May. 24
Clear Sky
80 °F
61°F
26 °C
16°C
3mph (5km/h)
south-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
69%

Virginia Beach weather by month / climate table

Max.

Temperature

°F

ø.

Temperature

°F

Min.

Temperature

(°F)

Precip.

(in)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

52.7 41 32 1.2 1 70%

February

53.4 42.3 34.9 0 0 70.2%

March

60.8 47.7 36.9 0 0 71%

April

68.5 57.2 46.6 0 0 71.6%

May

77.9 66 55.9 0.8 1 75.3%

June

84.6 74.5 66.7 0.6 1 76.6%

July

85.5 78.4 72.1 1.8 1 77.3%

August

84.2 77.9 72 1.9 1 77.8%

September

81.3 73.4 66.6 0.4 1 77.3%

October

75.9 64 51.6 0 0 72.9%

November

66.2 53.8 44.6 0 0 71.8%

December

56.8 46.6 38.7 0.4 1 72.9%

Max.

Temperature

°C

ø.

Temperature

°C

Min.

Temperature

(°C)

Precip.

(mm)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

11.5 5 0 29.4 1 70%

February

11.9 5.7 1.6 0 0 70.2%

March

16 8.7 2.7 0 0 71%

April

20.3 14 8.1 0 0 71.6%

May

25.5 18.9 13.3 20.9 1 75.3%

June

29.2 23.6 19.3 14.6 1 76.6%

July

29.7 25.8 22.3 46.1 1 77.3%

August

29 25.5 22.2 48.3 1 77.8%

September

27.4 23 19.2 11.4 1 77.3%

October

24.4 17.8 10.9 0 0 72.9%

November

19 12.1 7 0 0 71.8%

December

13.8 8.1 3.7 11.4 1 72.9%
The warmest avg. temperature is around 78.4°F / 25.8°C, July is the month with the highest temperature. January is the coolest with 41°F / 5°C average air temperature. February is the month with the min. precipitation of 0in / 0mm and August with the max. precipitation in a year with 1.9in / 48.3mm.

How to get to Virginia Beach

You can reach Virginia Beach after landing at Norfolk International Airport that is serviced by many international airlines. The beach is 3 minutes driving distance away. Once in the city, if you want to travel, you really need a car to get around. U.S. Route 13 from Delmarva Peninsula, via Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel connects to Virginia Beach. Alternate routes are Interstate 64, 85, 95 and then US 58. There is no train station in the city – the nearest one is Newport News from Boston that connects to the beach by Amtrak. From New York City and Washington D.C. you can get a Sprinter bus.

Activities & POI in Virginia Beach

Type of Activity List
Beach Seabreeze Beach
Marina for Sailing, Boat adventures, fishing Lynnhaven Marina
Attraction Naval Aviation Monument, Sky Coaster, Gravity Storm, Hideaway Cove, Paradise Pipeline, Grape EscapeSouth Seas Silly Slides, Coconut Drops, Bamboo Shoots, Hurricane, Neptunes Revenge, Adventure Park, Kiddie City
Golf Course Broad Bay Country Club, Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club, The Princess Anne Country Club, Red Wing Lake Golf Course, Owl Creek Golf Course, Aeropines Golf Course, Driving Range

Picture Copyright: Flickr CC 2.0 Jason Pratt

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