The best times to visit Richmond for ideal weather are

April 9th to June 10th

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

Temperature

Average temperatures in Richmond vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 20th 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 July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 93.1°F (33.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.4°F (20.8°C) at night.

Richmond Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

Key
High
Average
Low

Richmond Temperatures (Celsius)

Key
High
Average
Low

“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)

Key
High
Average
Low

Richmond Perceived Temperature (C)

Key
High
Average
Low

 

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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan51.138.427.6
Feb53.339.727.8
Mar63.649.236.9
Apr74.859.746
May81.768.456.3
Jun89.876.965.2
Jul92.179.568.9
Aug89.877.667.4
Sep84.371.761.1
Oct74.160.649.1
Nov63.749.837.5
Dec55.843.733.4

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan10.63.6-2.4
Feb11.84.3-2.3
Mar17.69.62.7
Apr23.815.47.8
May27.620.213.5
Jun32.124.918.4
Jul33.426.420.5
Aug32.125.319.7
Sep29.122.116.2
Oct23.415.99.5
Nov17.69.93.1
Dec13.26.50.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Richmond are September, November, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid to late September. For example, on the week of September 17th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid March with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of March 12th.

When can you find snow in Richmond? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to late January and early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Richmond is often around around January 15th when fresh powder is deepest. 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.

Key
Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Key
Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan19%22.9
Feb19%2.52.7
Mar27%2.24.3
Apr25%1.24
May20%03.2
Jun26%04.2
Jul24%04.2
Aug24%05.7
Sep14%03.8
Oct19%03.3
Nov16%03.4
Dec26%2.24.6

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan195.17.4
Feb196.46.9
Mar275.610.9
Apr25310.2
May2008.1
Jun26010.7
Jul24010.7
Aug24014.5
Sep1409.7
Oct1908.4
Nov1608.6
Dec265.611.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Richmond has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (44.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (62.1%).

Wind in Richmond is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 7.4 knots (8.5 MPH or 13.7 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early April where average top sustained speeds reach 15.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Key
Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

Key
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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan6.6Light breeze13.3Significant breeze
Feb7.3Gentle breeze14.9Significant breeze
Mar7.4Gentle breeze14.9Significant breeze
Apr7.3Gentle breeze14.6Significant breeze
May6.3Light breeze13.4Significant breeze
Jun5.8Light breeze13.1Significant breeze
Jul5.5Light breeze12.7Significant breeze
Aug4.9Light breeze11.7Significant breeze
Sep5.2Light breeze11.4Significant breeze
Oct5.8Light breeze11.8Significant breeze
Nov6.1Light breeze12.4Significant breeze
Dec6Light breeze12.4Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan49.3%
Feb44.2%
Mar46.2%
Apr46.9%
May56.9%
Jun56.6%
Jul58.1%
Aug61.6%
Sep62.1%
Oct60.9%
Nov54.3%
Dec58.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Richmond?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; 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 Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Richmond, VA, US is July, followed by June 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

Key
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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 43.4 in November means 43.4% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Richmond Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 87.8°F (31°C) and 55.2°F (12.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 7 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Richmond, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 88.5°F (31.4°C) and 60.5°F (15.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 6 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Richmond to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 57.3°F (14.1°C) and 48°F (8.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

Best Times to Travelthe United States › Richmond, VA, US