The best times to visit Richmond for ideal weather are

October 15th to April 29th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Richmond Travel Info

Weather in Richmond


Average temperatures in Richmond vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 60th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Richmond, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January and early February where highs are regularly around 89.7°F (32.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62.5°F (16.9°C) at night.

Richmond Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Richmond Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Richmond Perceived Temperature (F)


Richmond Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Richmond Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 84.3 71.2 58.9
Feb 83.3 69.9 58.5
Mar 78.2 65.8 56.3
Apr 71.1 60.4 52
May 63.2 54.6 48.4
Jun 58.1 50 44.5
Jul 57.2 49.5 44.3
Aug 59.1 51.4 45.4
Sep 64 54.8 47.1
Oct 69.4 58.4 48.8
Nov 77.4 65.7 54.6
Dec 78.7 67.5 56.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29.1 21.8 14.9
Feb 28.5 21.1 14.7
Mar 25.7 18.8 13.5
Apr 21.7 15.8 11.1
May 17.3 12.6 9.1
Jun 14.5 10 6.9
Jul 14 9.7 6.8
Aug 15.1 10.8 7.4
Sep 17.8 12.7 8.4
Oct 20.8 14.7 9.3
Nov 25.2 18.7 12.6
Dec 25.9 19.7 13.5



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Richmond are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.

When can you find snow in Richmond? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Richmond.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Richmond (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 4% 0 0.9
Feb 5% 0 0.9
Mar 6% 0 1
Apr 14% 0 1.4
May 17% 0 1.9
Jun 15% 0 1.7
Jul 22% 0 2.6
Aug 24% 0 2.3
Sep 13% 0 1.5
Oct 8% 0 0.7
Nov 11% 0 1.3
Dec 12% 0 2.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 4 0 2.3
Feb 5 0 2.3
Mar 6 0 2.5
Apr 14 0 3.6
May 17 0 4.8
Jun 15 0 4.3
Jul 22 0 6.6
Aug 24 0 5.8
Sep 13 0 3.8
Oct 8 0 1.8
Nov 11 0 3.3
Dec 12 0 6.1


Humidity and Wind

Richmond has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is January (42.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (74.8%).

Wind in Richmond is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 5.2 knots (6 MPH or 9.7 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid to late September where average top sustained speeds reach 9.5 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Richmond.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 5.2 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.6 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.2 Light breeze 7.7 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.7 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
May 3.1 Barely noticeable 6.4 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.5 Barely noticeable 6.8 Light breeze
Jul 3.9 Barely noticeable 7.3 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.5 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.7 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.6 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 5 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.2 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 42.9%
Feb 48.2%
Mar 53.8%
Apr 58.7%
May 71.5%
Jun 74.8%
Jul 73.1%
Aug 68.4%
Sep 59.3%
Oct 55.1%
Nov 50%
Dec 45.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Richmond?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Australia; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Nov 30, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Richmond, NW, Australia is February, followed by January and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Richmond in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 66.7 in November means 66.7% of the tourists vs. February.



Overall Richmond Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 83.6°F (28.7°C) and 60.9°F (16.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the most precipitation with 4 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Richmond, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 81.7°F (27.6°C) and 62°F (16.7°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 4 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Richmond to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.7°F (32.1°C) and 76.3°F (24.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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