Richmond Temperatures: Averages by Month





The numbers here tell you how hot and cold the weather usually is in Richmond, Virginia during each month of the year.

The average high and low temperatures are listed below monthly and annually for Richmond, in both degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius.

Maximums and minimums are only part of the temperature picture. To fill in the rest, there's information on how many days a month get above or below a given temperature.

To find out how often it rises over 70, 80 or 90 °F each month in the city, scroll down farther. There are also monthly and yearly counts of days with cold weather.

All the numbers are long-term historical averages based on climate data gathered from 1981 to 2010.

Average Richmond temperatures
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
47 28 January 9 -2
51 31 February 11 -1
60 37 March 16 3
70 46 April 21 8
78 55 May 26 13
86 65 June 30 18
90 69 July 32 21
88 67 August 31 20
81 60 September 27 16
71 48 October 22 9
61 39 November 16 4
51 31 December 10 0
70 48 Year 21 9

Days of Hot Weather in Richmond

Summers in Richmond are consistently hot with most days in the 80s Fahrenheit and many in the 90s.

But the thermometer usually stops climbing before it hits 100 °F (38 °C). The city averages just one day a year when the high reaches 100 degrees or more. A 100-degree day most commonly shows up in July, but can also happen in June or August.

Days per month in Richmond of at least 70, 80 or 90 °F
  70 °F
21 °C
80 °F
27 °C
90 °F
32 °C
January 1 0 0
February 2 0 0
March 2 2 0
April 15 6 1
May 25 14 2
June 29 25 9
July 31 29 16
August 31 28 11
September 28 17 3
October 17 5 0
November 7 1 0
December 2 0 0
Year 194 126 42

How Often Richmond Has Cold Temperatures

Richmond averages 13 days a year when the nighttime low drops to 20 °F or less. One or two of those winter nights goes as low as 10 °F (-12 °C). These bitterly cold nights usually arrive in January.

Yet no matter how cold it gets at night, the daytime highs usually top 32 °F. Typically just four or five days a year have temperatures that don't go above freezing.

Days per month on average in Richmond when the minimum temperature drops to 20, 32, or 40 °F or below
  20 °F
-8 °C
32 °F
0 °C
40 °F
4 °C
January 6 21 28
February 3 17 24
March 1 9 20
April 0 1 7
May 0 0 1
June 0 0 0
July 0 0 0
August 0 0 0
September 0 0 0
October 0 1 6
November 0 7 17
December 3 18 26
Year 13 74 128
Reference

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

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