January 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

Weather in January

January, the same as December, in Richmond, Virginia, is another chilly winter month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 44.6°F (7°C) and an average low of 29.7°F (-1.3°C).

Temperature

The coldest month is January, with an average high-temperature of 44.6°F (7°C) and an average low-temperature of 29.7°F (-1.3°C).

Humidity

In January, the average relative humidity is 73%.

Rainfall

In Richmond, it is raining for 9.8 days, with typically 2.4" (61mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 154.5 rainfall days, and 30.35" (771mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through April, November and December. The month with the most snowfall in Richmond is January when snow falls for 3.3 days and typically aggregates up to 2.05" (52mm) of snow.

Daylight

In Richmond, Virginia, the average length of the day is 9.9h.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine is 5.4h.

UV index

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Richmond?

The coldest month is January, with an average high-temperature of 44.6°F (7°C) and an average low-temperature of 29.7°F (-1.3°C).

What is the temperature in January in Richmond?

In Richmond, Virginia, in January, the average high-temperature is 44.6°F (7°C), and the average low-temperature is 29.7°F (-1.3°C).

What is the average humidity in January in Richmond?

In Richmond, Virginia, the average relative humidity in January is 73%.

How much does it rain in Richmond in January?

In Richmond, in January, it is raining for 9.8 days, with typically 2.4" (61mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How many days does it snow in January in Richmond?

In Richmond, in January, snow falls for 3.3 days, with typically accumulated 2.05" (52mm) of snow.

When does it snow the most in Richmond?

The month with the most snowfall in Richmond is January when snow falls for 3.3 days and typically aggregates up to 2.05" (52mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Richmond have in January?

The average length of the day in January is 9.9h.

How many hours of sunshine does Richmond have in January?

In January, the average sunshine in Richmond, Virginia, is 5.4h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Richmond?

Months with the lowest UV index in Richmond are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

What is the UV index reading in January in Richmond?

In Richmond, Virginia, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in January
Richmond, VA

Average temperature in January - Richmond, VA
  • Average high temperature in January: 44.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (90.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (44.6°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 29.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (70.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (29.7°F).

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Average pressure in January
Richmond, VA

Average pressure in January - Richmond, VA
  • Average pressure in January: 30.12"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.14").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.95").

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Average wind speed in January
Richmond, VA

Average wind speed in January - Richmond, VA
  • Average wind speed in January: 6.7mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (7.5mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.3mph).

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Average humidity in January
Richmond, VA

Average humidity in January - Richmond, VA
  • Average humidity in January: 73%

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

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Average rainfall in January
Richmond, VA

Average rainfall in January - Richmond, VA
  • Average rainfall in January: 2.4"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (2.87").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.73").

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Average rainfall days in January
Richmond, VA

Average rainfall days in January - Richmond, VA
  • Average rainfall days in January: 9.8 days

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

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Average snowfall in January
Richmond, VA

Average snowfall in January - Richmond, VA
  • Average snowfall in January: 2.05"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (2.05").
Months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in January
Richmond, VA

Average snowfall days in January - Richmond, VA
  • Average snowfall days in January: 3.3 days

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

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Richmond, VA

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Richmond, VA
  • Average daylight in January: 9.9h

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

  • Average sunshine in January: 5.4h

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

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Average sunshine days in January
Richmond, VA

Average sunshine days in January - Richmond, VA
  • Average sunshine days in January: 18.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (19.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (12.1 days).

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Average UV index in January
Richmond, VA

Average UV index in January - Richmond, VA
  • Average UV index in January: 2

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).

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Average cloud cover in January
Richmond, VA

Average cloud cover in January - Richmond, VA
  • Average cloud cover in January: 43

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 48).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 32).

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Average visibility in January
Richmond, VA

Average visibility in January - Richmond, VA
  • Average visibility in January: 6mi

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October and November (6mi).
Months with the lowest visibility are May and December (5mi).

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