May weather forecast
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

The last month of the spring, May, is a warm month in Richmond, Virginia, with an average temperature varying 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 moderately hot 78.3°F (25.7°C). In Richmond, in May, the average low-temperature is 58.1°F (14.5°C).

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Richmond, during 17 rainfall days, 2.76" (70mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. 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, snow does not fall in May through October.

Daylight

In Richmond, the average length of the day in May is 14h and 13min.
On the first day of May in Richmond, sunrise is at 6:13 am and sunset at 7:59 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:50 am and sunset at 8:24 pm EDT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May in Richmond is 9.2h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Richmond is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from 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 and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. 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 average humidity in May in Richmond?

The average relative humidity in May 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.

When it does not snow in Richmond?

May through October are months without snowfall in Richmond, Virginia.

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.

How many hours of daylight does Richmond have in May?

In May, the average day length is 14h and 13min.

When are sunrise and sunset in May in Richmond?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:13 am and sunset at 7:59 pm. On the last day of the month, in Richmond, sunrise is at 5:50 am and sunset at 8:24 pm EDT.

How long on average sun shines in May in Richmond?

In May, the average sunshine duration is 9.2h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Richmond?

In Richmond, Virginia, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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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"Hg

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

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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").
The 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).
The 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: 14h and 13min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 43min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 37min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h and 12min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h and 6min).

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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).
The 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

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

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