Richmond
Virginia, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Richmond, VA

River James in Richmond, Virginia overlooking the lit city buildings at dusk
River James in Richmond, Virginia overlooking the lit city buildings at dusk
The last month of the spring, May, is a warm month in Richmond, Virginia, with average temperature fluctuating between 78.3°F (25.7°C) and 58.1°F (14.5°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature rises, from a pleasant 68.4°F (20.2°C) in April, to a warm 78.3°F (25.7°C). In May, in Richmond, the average low-temperature is 58.1°F (14.5°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Richmond is 74%.

Rainfall

In Richmond, it is raining for 17 days, with typically 2.76" (70mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Richmond, during the entire year, the rain falls for 154.5 days and collects up to 30.35" (771mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Richmond, Virginia, snow does not fall through October.

Daylight

The average length of the day is 14.2h.

Sunshine

In Richmond, the average sunshine is 9.2h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Richmond is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 in May transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.

What is the temperature in May in Richmond?

In Richmond, in May, the average high-temperature is 78.3°F (25.7°C), and the average low-temperature is 58.1°F (14.5°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Richmond?

In May, the average relative humidity in Richmond is 74%.

How many days does it rain in May in Richmond?

In Richmond, in May, it is raining for 17 days, with typically 2.76" (70mm) of accumulated precipitation.

Does it snow in Richmond in May?

In May, it doesn't snow. April is the latest month when it typically snows.

When it does not snow in Richmond?

In Richmond snow does not fall in May through October.

What is the average length of the day in May in Richmond?

The average length of the day in May in Richmond, Virginia, is 14.2h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Richmond?

In Richmond, the average sunshine in May is 9.2h.

How high is the UV index in May in Richmond?

In Richmond, Virginia, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Richmond, VA
  • Average high temperature in May: 25.7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (32.7°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (7°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 14.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (21.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-1.3°C).

Average humidity in May - Richmond, VA
  • Average humidity in May: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (78%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (68%).

Average rainfall in May - Richmond, VA
  • Average rainfall in May: 70mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (73mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is September (44mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Richmond, VA
  • Average rainfall days in May: 17 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (17 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is November (9.7 days).

Average snowfall in May - Richmond, VA
  • Average snowfall in May: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is January (52mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

Average snowfall days in May - Richmond, VA
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (3.3 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Richmond, VA
  • Average daylight in May: 14.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.7h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.6h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9.2h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.5h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.1h).

Average UV index in May - Richmond, VA
  • Average UV index in May: 6

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 2).