The best times to visit Richmond for ideal weather are
October 1st to April 15th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
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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 very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 73rd 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 February, January, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early January where highs are regularly around 87°F (30.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.8°F (18.2°C) at night.
Richmond Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Richmond Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Richmond are March, April, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th 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 3 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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Richmond (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Richmond has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is October (52.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (70.2%).
Wind in Richmond is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by January and May. July’s average wind speed of around 6.7 knots (7.7 MPH or 12.3 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 early January where average top sustained speeds reach 12.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Richmond.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||6||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.3||Light breeze||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.7||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4||Light breeze||7.7||Gentle breeze|
|May||6||Light breeze||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.7||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||6.7||Light breeze||11||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.8||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.7||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||5.8||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.5||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||5.3||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
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, VC, Australia is January, followed by July and March. 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 May. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Richmond Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 75.7°F (24.3°C) and 57.9°F (14.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see moderate precipitation with 0 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Richmond, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 75.3°F (24.1°C) and 59.2°F (15.1°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 87°F (30.6°C) and 68.7°F (20.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.