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Richmond, Virginia Climate & Temperature

  • Richmond, Virginia, Usa is at 3730'N, 7719'W, 49 m (161 ft). See map.
  • Richmond, Virginia has a humid subtropical climate that is mild with no dry season, constantly moist (year-round rainfall). Summers are hot and muggy with thunderstorms. Winters are mild with precipitation from mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate. (Kppen-Geiger classification: Cfa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Richmond, Virginia is situated in or near the warm temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 14.5 degrees Celsius (58 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 22 °C (39.6°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental. Richmond, Virginia Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 9.7°C (49.4°F) on average falling to -1.7°C (29°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 20.7°C (69.2°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 7.7°C (45.8°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 30.7°C (87.2°F) and average low temperatures are 18.3°C (65°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 21.7°C (71°F) during the day and lows of 8.7°C (47.6°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1120 mm (44.1 inches) which is equivalent to 1120 Litres/m (27.47 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2696 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Richmond, Virginia you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Perth, Western Australia, Australia where you would find a Mediterranean climate (Subtropical dry forest biome).

Richmond, Virginia Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 9 (48) 10 (50) 15 (59) 21 (70) 26 (79) 30 (86) 32 (90) 30 (86) 28 (82) 21 (70) 16 (61) 10 (50) 21 (69)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 4 (38) 4 (39) 9 (47) 15 (58) 20 (67) 24 (74) 26 (78) 25 (76) 22 (71) 15 (58) 10 (49) 5 (40) 14 (58)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (28) -2 (28) 2 (36) 8 (46) 13 (55) 17 (63) 19 (66) 19 (66) 15 (59) 8 (46) 3 (37) -1 (30) 8 (47)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 89 (4) 74 (3) 86 (3) 79 (3) 94 (4) 94 (4) 142 (6) 140 (6) 94 (4) 76 (3) 76 (3) 76 (3) 1120 (44)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 10 (32) 10 (35) 11 (35) 10 (33) 11 (35) 10 (33) 12 (39) 11 (35) 8 (27) 7 (23) 8 (27) 9 (29) 117 (32)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 4h 48' 5h 48' 6h 54' 8h 20' 9h 00' 10h 12' 10h 00' 8h 46' 7h 38' 6h 27' 5h 36' 5h 00' 7h 22'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 53' 10h 44' 11h 54' 13h 07' 14h 10' 14h 41' 14h 27' 13h 34' 12h 22' 11h 09' 10h 07' 9h 36' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 49 (51) 55 (45) 59 (41) 64 (36) 64 (36) 70 (30) 70 (30) 65 (35) 62 (38) 59 (41) 56 (44) 53 (47) 62 (38)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 32.7 42 52.9 64.5 72.8 75.9 72.8 64.5 53 41.5 32.4 29.1 52.8

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