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.

The first set of high and low temperatures are averages for 2010 to 2019. Everything else here is based on 1991 to 2020 weather.

10-year temperature averages for Richmond, 2010 to 2019
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
47 28 January 8 -2
52 31 February 11 0
60 38 March 15 3
72 48 April 22 9
80 59 May 27 15
87 66 June 31 19
91 71 July 33 22
88 69 August 31 20
83 64 September 28 18
72 51 October 22 11
60 38 November 15 3
53 34 December 12 1
70 50 Year 21 10
30-year temperature averages for Richmond, 1991 to 2020
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
48 29 January 9 -2
52 30 February 11 -1
60 37 March 15 3
70 46 April 21 8
78 56 May 25 13
86 65 June 30 18
90 69 July 32 21
88 68 August 31 20
81 61 September 27 16
71 49 October 22 9
60 39 November 16 4
52 32 December 11 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 two days 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 7 2 0
April 17 7 1
May 25 15 3
June 29 25 9
July 31 30 17
August 31 29 12
September 29 19 4
October 18 6 0
November 6 0 0
December 2 0 0
Year 198 131 45

How Often Richmond Has Cold Temperatures

Richmond averages 12 days a year when the nighttime low drops to 20 °F or less. Typically one of those winter nights goes as low as 10 °F (-12 °C). The most 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 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 20 27
February 3 17 24
March 1 10 20
April 0 1 7
May 0 0 0
June 0 0 0
July 0 0 0
August 0 0 0
September 0 0 0
October 0 0 6
November 0 8 18
December 2 17 25
Year 12 74 128
References

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

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

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