Understanding Assateague weather patterns will help you plan your visit to the island.
Average Climate Conditions on Assateague Island:
Visiting Assateague Island is not just for the summer months! There is much to enjoy at all times of the year.
Assateague Island Weather Forecasting
When researching current or projected weather conditions for Assateague Island, you'll quickly find that when you search for "Assateague Island" in your chosen weather doodad, it will not be found.
These are the cities I use to look up weather conditions for Assateague Island in Maryland:
For the southern part of Assateague Island (or nearby Chincoteague Island):
What about the hurricanes?
Hurricane season for Assateague Island begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th.
If you have your heart set on enjoying the hot summer sun like most visitors to the island, don't worry! Assateague only gets affected by a hurricane on average a little less than once every three years and most of these are not direct hits.
The great staff of both Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague Island State Park do a wonderful job of watching out for their guests. They will notify you well in advance of any storm activity and will not hesitate to evacuate if needed.
It is a good idea to check out the extended weather forecast (and keep checking it) at least two weeks in advance of your planned vacation.
Tropical storm systems are detected in their beginning stages and tend to move slowly along a projected path. There's really no need to be surprised by one of these monsters!
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