Richmond - Temperature Averages by Decade





Summarized here are the temperatures extending over seven decades at Richmond, Virginia. Listed for every decade from the 1950s to the 2010s are averages for maximum and minimum daily temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed with information on the number of hot and cold days.

Each decade covers a standard 10-year range. For instance the 1990s includes weather measurements from Jan 1, 1990 to Dec 31, 1999. All the temperature data were collected at the Richmond International Airport.

High Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily maximum temperature at Richmond
High °F Decade High °C
70.4 2010s 21.3
69.5 2000s 20.8
69.4 1990s 20.8
68.8 1980s 20.4
69.3 1970s 20.7
67.9 1960s 20.0
69.1 1950s 20.6

Low Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily minimum temperature at Richmond
Low °F Decade Low °C
49.7 2010s 9.9
48.7 2000s 9.3
48.1 1990s 8.9
47.4 1980s 8.6
46.8 1970s 8.2
45.3 1960s 7.4
47.5 1950s 8.6

Hot Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Richmond reached at least 70 or 90 °F
Decade 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2010s 204 52
2000s 199 40
1990s 194 42
1980s 192 47
1970s 202 39
1960s 189 38
1950s 192 48

Cold Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Richmond dropped to 0 or 32 °F or lower
Decade 0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
2010s 0 72
2000s 0 75
1990s 0 74
1980s 0 84
1970s 1 86
1960s 0 96
1950s 0 82
Reference

Jay Lawrimore, Ron Ray, Scott Applequist, Bryant Korzeniewski, Matthew Menne. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

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