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Best time to visit Richmond, VA, USA

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The best time to visit Richmond is October

If you’re looking to travel to Richmond for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Richmond is October due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 32℃ (90℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 35℃ (94℉) on the hottest days of the year. The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as -5℃ (23℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Richmond during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Richmond in May – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Richmond, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

July

Richmond seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Richmond as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Richmond is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Richmond

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Richmond for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Richmond climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Richmond for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Richmond in January

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Richmond in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Richmond in February

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Richmond in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Richmond in March

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Richmond in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Richmond in April

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 70mm (3") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Richmond in April, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Richmond in May

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 70mm (3") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Richmond in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Richmond in June

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Richmond in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Richmond in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Richmond in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Richmond in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Richmond in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Richmond in September

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Richmond in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Richmond in October

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 10 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Richmond in October, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Richmond in November

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 66mm (3") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Richmond in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Richmond in December

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 64mm (3") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Richmond in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Richmond is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 32℃ (90℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Richmond is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Richmond is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Richmond, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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