Richmond Metro Area, Indiana 

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Climate in Richmond Metro Area, Indiana

Richmond Metro Area, Indiana gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Richmond Metro Area averages 19 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 178 sunny days per year in Richmond Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Richmond Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 127 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 18
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 19 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Richmond metro area is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Indiana.

7 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the Richmond metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Richmond, IndianaUnited States
  41.8 in.38.1 in.
  19.4 in.27.8 in.
  127.0 days106.2 days
  178 days205 days
  83.5°85.8°
  17.8°21.7°
  77
  3.84.3
  1043 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for the Richmond metro area with an average high temperature of 83.5°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Indiana. In the Richmond metro area, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Richmond metro area are September, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Richmond metro area with an average of 17.8°. This is about average compared to other places in Indiana.


In the Richmond metro area, there are 9.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Indiana.


In the Richmond metro area, there are 125.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Indiana.


In the Richmond metro area, there are 6.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Indiana.


May is the wettest month in the Richmond metro area with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.3 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 29% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 41.8 inches in the Richmond metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Indiana.


May is the rainiest month in the Richmond metro area with 12.9 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.2 rainy days. There are 127.0 rainy days annually in the Richmond metro area, which is rainier than most places in Indiana. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 19.4 inches in the Richmond metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Indiana. January is the snowiest month in the Richmond metro area with 6.6 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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