Richmond Metro Area, Virginia 

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Weather in Richmond Metro Area, Virginia

The most pleasant months of the year for the Richmond metro area are May, September and October. In the Richmond metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for the Richmond metro area with an average high temperature of 89.4°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Virginia. January is the snowiest month in the Richmond metro area with 3.9 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year.


Today's Weather - Richmond, VA

7 AM PST

Rain Showers Likely

52°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
TodayRain Showers Likely54° / 49°N 12 mph
MondayPatchy Drizzle then Mostly Cloudy65° / 56°NW 1 to 5 mph
TuesdayPartly Sunny70° / 56°NW 5 mph
WednesdaySlight Chance Rain Showers66° / 54°SE 5 mph
ThursdayChance Rain Showers65° / 50°S 9 mph
FridayChance Rain Showers58° / 43°NW 8 to 13 mph
SaturdaySlight Chance Rain Showers then Mostly Sunny57° / 44°N 7 to 12 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 27
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 10 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Richmond Metro Area area is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Virginia.

7.4 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
HighLow
January48° 27°
February52° 29°
March60° 36°
April71° 44°
May78° 54°
June86° 63°
July89° 68°
August88° 66°
September81° 59°
October71° 47°
November61° 38°
December51° 30°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Richmond
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January02292
February01992
March012101
April12100
May20100
June9090
July150100
August11090
September4080
October0270
November0980
December02091

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.


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