July 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 July

July is a tropical summer month in Richmond, Virginia, with average temperature varying between 70.2°F (21.2°C) and 90.9°F (32.7°C).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 90.9°F (32.7°C) and an average low-temperature of 70.2°F (21.2°C), July is the warmest month.

Heat index

In July, the average heat index is appraised at an extremely hot 107.1°F (41.7°C). Be wary - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are highly anticipated. With continued activity, heatstroke is very likely.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', or 'felt air temperature', is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape, metabolic differences), and activity. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. A higher relative humidity affects normal body cooling by reducing the evaporation rate, subsequently lowering the rate at which the body cools and increasing the perception of heat. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

July is the least humid month in Richmond, with an average relative humidity of 68%.

Rainfall

In Richmond, in July, it is raining for 15.3 days, with typically 2.52" (64mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Richmond, Virginia, there are 154.5 rainfall days, and 30.35" (771mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Richmond snow does not fall in May through October.

Daylight

In Richmond, the average length of the day is 14.5h.

Sunshine

With an average of 10.5h of sunshine, July has the most sunshine of the year.

UV index

July is the month with the highest UV index in Richmond, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In July, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. 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. 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.
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FAQ

What is the warmest month in Richmond?

July is the warmest month in Richmond, Virginia, with an average high-temperature of 90.9°F (32.7°C) and an average low-temperature of 70.2°F (21.2°C).

What is the temperature in July in Richmond?

In Richmond, in July, the average high-temperature is 90.9°F (32.7°C), and the average low-temperature is 70.2°F (21.2°C). In July, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'feels like'), that combines both air temperature and relative humidity, is appraised at 107.1°F (41.7°C).

What is the least humid month in Richmond?

July is the least humid month in Richmond, Virginia, with an average relative humidity of 68%.

What is the average humidity in July in Richmond?

The average relative humidity in July in Richmond, Virginia, is 68%.

How many days does it rain in July in Richmond?

In Richmond, in July, it is raining for 15.3 days, with typically 2.52" (64mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Richmond?

May through October are months without snowfall in Richmond.

How many hours of daylight does Richmond have in July?

In July, the average length of the day in Richmond, Virginia, is 14.5h.

What month has the most sunshine in Richmond?

The month with the most sunshine in Richmond, Virginia, is July, with an average of 10.5h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Richmond have in July?

In July, the average sunshine is 10.5h.

When is the highest UV index in Richmond?

The month with the highest UV index in Richmond, Virginia, is July, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What is the UV index intensity in July in Richmond?

In July, the average daily maximum UV index in Richmond is 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in July
Richmond, VA

Average temperature in July - Richmond, VA
  • Average high temperature in July: 90.9°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 July: 70.2°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 July
Richmond, VA

Average pressure in July - Richmond, VA
  • Average pressure in July: 29.98"

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 July
Richmond, VA

Average wind speed in July - Richmond, VA
  • Average wind speed in July: 5.5mph

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 July
Richmond, VA

Average humidity in July - Richmond, VA
  • Average humidity in July: 68%

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 July
Richmond, VA

Average rainfall in July - Richmond, VA
  • Average rainfall in July: 2.52"

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 July
Richmond, VA

Average rainfall days in July - Richmond, VA
  • Average rainfall days in July: 15.3 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 July
Richmond, VA

Average snowfall in July - Richmond, VA
  • Average snowfall in July: 0"

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 July
Richmond, VA

Average snowfall days in July - Richmond, VA
  • Average snowfall days in July: 0 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 July /
Average sunshine in July
Richmond, VA

Average daylight in July / Average sunshine in July - Richmond, VA
  • Average daylight in July: 14.5h

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 July: 10.5h

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 July
Richmond, VA

Average sunshine days in July - Richmond, VA
  • Average sunshine days in July: 13.8 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 July
Richmond, VA

Average UV index in July - Richmond, VA
  • Average UV index in July: 7

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 July
Richmond, VA

Average cloud cover in July - Richmond, VA
  • Average cloud cover in July: 32

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 July
Richmond, VA

Average visibility in July - Richmond, VA
  • Average visibility in July: 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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