Norfolk, Virginia, has a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. Here’s a general overview:
Spring (March – May): Spring in Norfolk is quite pleasant with high temperatures ranging from the upper 50s to 70s degrees Fahrenheit (15 – 26°C). This season sees a moderate amount of rainfall.
Summer (June – August): Summers are hot and humid, with temperatures often in the mid to high 80s degrees Fahrenheit (30 – 34°C), occasionally reaching into the 90s (35°C+). There’s also a chance of thunderstorms, especially in the late afternoon or evening.
Fall (September – November): Fall is a beautiful time to visit Norfolk, with mild temperatures in the 60s and 70s degrees Fahrenheit (15 – 24°C) and changing foliage colors. It is also the start of the oyster season which is a big deal in Norfolk and the Chesapeake Bay area.
Winter (December – February): Winters are relatively mild with temperatures typically in the 40s and 50s degrees Fahrenheit (5 – 15°C), though it can occasionally dip below freezing at night. Snowfall isn’t common but does happen from time to time.
The best time to visit Norfolk depends on what you want to do. If you want to enjoy the city’s outdoor attractions like the Botanical Garden and Virginia Zoo, spring and fall are wonderful times with comfortable temperatures and lower humidity. Summer is perfect for beach lovers who want to visit the nearby Virginia Beach, but be prepared for hot and humid conditions.