Richmond - Highest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to questions about the highest temperatures and hottest days in Richmond, Virginia. How hot did it get in 2018? When was the last time thermometers in Richmond rose above 102 °F? What was the highest temperature in Richmond a century ago? Answers to those questions and much more can be found quickly and easily in the list below of record high temperatures.

This page gives the highest temperature for each year in Richmond and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign means it was that hot on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records go back to 1898, with a few years missing data. The highest temperature measured during that time was 107 degrees Fahrenheit (42 Celsius) on August 6, 1918.

Since 1947 the temperature extremes were observed at Richmond International Airport. Before then, the weather station was at Chimborazo Park near the city's downtown.

Highest Richmond temperatures in recent years
Max °F Date Max °C
98 June 19, 2018 37
101 July 22, 2017 38
99 August 26, 2016 + 37
100 June 23, 2015 38
101 September 02, 2014 38
96 July 17, 2013 + 36
104 July 07, 2012 40
103 July 29, 2011 39
105 July 25, 2010 + 41
Highest temperature recorded at Richmond each year
Max °F Date Max °C
98 August 10, 2009 37
101 June 10, 2008 38
104 August 08, 2007 40
102 August 03, 2006 39
100 July 27, 2005 38
93 July 08, 2004 + 34
95 August 27, 2003 + 35
101 August 23, 2002 38
98 August 10, 2001 + 37
94 July 10, 2000 + 34
100 July 31, 1999 38
102 July 22, 1998 39
99 July 15, 1997 37
95 May 20, 1996 35
100 July 15, 1995 38
99 July 09, 1994 + 37
102 July 08, 1993 39
98 July 14, 1992 37
100 June 16, 1991 38
101 July 09, 1990 + 38
96 July 11, 1989 + 36
101 June 23, 1988 38
101 July 21, 1987 38
100 July 09, 1986 38
100 August 14, 1985 38
99 September 03, 1984 + 37
102 August 22, 1983 + 39
94 July 19, 1982 + 34
98 June 16, 1981 + 37
101 July 16, 1980 + 38
97 August 10, 1979 36
100 July 23, 1978 38
105 July 06, 1977 41
100 July 15, 1976 38
99 August 26, 1975 37
98 July 15, 1974 37
96 August 12, 1973 36
95 July 23, 1972 35
93 June 07, 1971 34
100 June 18, 1970 38
98 June 28, 1969 37
99 August 25, 1968 + 37
94 August 19, 1967 + 34
98 July 28, 1966 37
94 August 19, 1965 + 34
98 June 10, 1964 37
96 August 03, 1963 + 36
97 June 19, 1962 + 36
97 July 31, 1961 + 36
99 July 23, 1960 37
100 June 29, 1959 38
96 July 31, 1958 36
100 July 22, 1957 38
99 July 02, 1956 37
97 August 06, 1955 + 36
103 September 07, 1954 + 39
103 July 30, 1953 39
104 June 26, 1952 40
100 July 23, 1951 38
100 June 27, 1950 38
99 June 27, 1949 + 37
100 August 29, 1948 + 38
97 June 11, 1947 36
1946
101 July 01, 1945 38
103 June 19, 1944 39
99 September 01, 1943 + 37
100 July 20, 1942 + 38
100 August 09, 1941 38
99 July 27, 1940 37
96 September 08, 1939 36
95 August 16, 1938 + 35
97 July 16, 1937 36
105 July 10, 1936 41
96 August 13, 1935 36
100 July 21, 1934 38
100 June 22, 1933 38
103 August 31, 1932 39
100 July 30, 1931 38
103 July 22, 1930 + 39
97 July 29, 1929 36
97 August 04, 1928 36
95 June 29, 1927 35
100 August 14, 1926 + 38
98 September 07, 1925 + 37
97 August 31, 1924 36
97 July 21, 1923 + 36
94 July 02, 1922 34
101 August 02, 1921 38
95 June 12, 1920 35
96 July 06, 1919 + 36
107 August 06, 1918 42
96 July 31, 1917 36
93 September 08, 1916 + 34
99 July 16, 1915 37
101 August 24, 1914 38
97 July 30, 1913 + 36
97 August 19, 1912 36
100 July 07, 1911 38
93 September 06, 1910 34
96 July 31, 1909 36
96 July 14, 1908 + 36
96 July 11, 1907 36
98 June 30, 1906 37
97 July 18, 1905 36
98 July 19, 1904 37
98 August 25, 1903 37
98 July 19, 1902 + 37
99 July 30, 1901 + 37
102 August 11, 1900 39
100 September 06, 1899 38
99 July 02, 1898 37
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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