Richmond - Recent May Temperatures and Rainfall





The numbers here describe what the May weather in Richmond, Virginia was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives May data by year for temperature and precipitation.

They begin with average maximum and minimum temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed by how many hot days occurred each May. Then there's information on how much rain actually landed this month during recent years, as well as how often Richmond had wet weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at the Richmond International Airport.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

May temperature averages by year in Richmond
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
84 63 2018 29 17
76 56 2017 24 13
73 55 2016 23 13
83 61 2015 28 16
81 59 2014 27 15
78 56 2013 25 13
81 60 2012 27 16
80 58 2011 27 15
81 60 2010 27 15
Number of days in May when the temperature in Richmond rose to at least 70 or 90 degrees Fahrenheit
Year 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2018 31 5
2017 23 2
2016 16 0
2015 29 5
2014 29 7
2013 24 4
2012 31 1
2011 28 4
2010 25 5

Rainy Weather iconRain

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Richmond during May in each year from 2010. The number of days with precipitation counts the days when rainfall amounted to 0.01 inches (0.3 millimeters) or more.

Total rainfall for May in Richmond
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
11 2018 10.4 263
15 2017 7.6 192
16 2016 9.8 249
6 2015 1.6 41
9 2014 2.4 62
10 2013 2.5 64
13 2012 2.5 62
9 2011 4.4 110
11 2010 2.6 67
Reference

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

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