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

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring, in Richmond, is a warm month, with average temperature ranging between min 58.1°F (14.5°C) and max 78.3°F (25.7°C).

Temperature

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

Humidity

In May, the average relative humidity is 74%.

Rainfall

In Richmond, during May, the rain falls for 17 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.76" (70mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 154.5 rainfall days, and 30.35" (771mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

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

Daylight

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

Sunshine

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

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Richmond is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in May interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Richmond?

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

What is the average humidity in May in Richmond?

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

How many days does it rain in May in Richmond?

In Richmond, during May, the rain falls for 17 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.76" (70mm) of precipitation.

Does it snow in Richmond in May?

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

When it does not snow in Richmond?

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

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

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

How long on average sun shines in May in Richmond?

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

What is the UV index intensity in May in Richmond?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Richmond, VA

Average temperature in May - Richmond, VA
  • Average high temperature in May: 78.3°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 May: 58.1°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 May
Richmond, VA

Average pressure in May - Richmond, VA
  • Average pressure in May: 30.02"

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 May
Richmond, VA

Average wind speed in May - Richmond, VA
  • Average wind speed in May: 6.5mph

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 May
Richmond, VA

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%).

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Average rainfall in May
Richmond, VA

Average rainfall in May - Richmond, VA
  • Average rainfall in May: 2.76"

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 May
Richmond, VA

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 least rainy days is November (9.7 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Richmond, VA

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

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 least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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

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 the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.6h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9.2h

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 May
Richmond, VA

Average sunshine days in May - Richmond, VA
  • Average sunshine days in May: 12.1 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 May
Richmond, VA

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).

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Average cloud cover in May
Richmond, VA

Average cloud cover in May - Richmond, VA
  • Average cloud cover in May: 42

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 May
Richmond, VA

Average visibility in May - Richmond, VA
  • Average visibility in May: 5mi

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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