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 temperature in the range of an average high of 77.9°F (25.5°C) and an average low of 55°F (12.8°C).

Temperature

In Richmond, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from an agreeable 70.3°F (21.3°C) in April, to a warm 77.9°F (25.5°C). The average low-temperature, in May, is 55°F (12.8°C).

Humidity

In May, the average relative humidity is 69.5%.

Rainfall

In Richmond, in May, it is raining for 10.8 days, with typically 3.8" (96mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Richmond, there are 114 rainfall days, and 43.6" (1107.5mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Richmond snow does not fall in May through October.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May is 9.3h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 8. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 8 translate into the following recommendations:
Take extra precautions. Fair-skinned individuals may get burned in less than 10 minutes. 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. 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 77.9°F (25.5°C), and the average low-temperature is 55°F (12.8°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Richmond?

In Richmond, the average relative humidity in May is 69.5%.

How much does it rain in Richmond in May?

In Richmond, Virginia, in May, during 10.8 rainfall days, 3.8" (96mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

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?

May through October are months without snowfall in Richmond.

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 many hours of sunshine does Richmond have in May?

In May, the average sunshine in Richmond is 9.3h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Richmond?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Richmond, Virginia, is 8. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Richmond, VA
  • Average high temperature in May: 77.9°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (89.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (47.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 55°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (68.9°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (28.3°F).

Average humidity in May - Richmond, VA
  • Average humidity in May: 69.5%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (77.2%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (60.8%).

Average rainfall in May - Richmond, VA
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.8"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (4.7").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (2.8").

Average rainfall days in May - Richmond, VA
  • Average rainfall days in May: 10.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (11.4 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is October (7.4 days).

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

The month with the highest snowfall is January (3.9").
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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

Months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and February (1.9 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: 9.3h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10.2h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.3h).

Average UV index in May - Richmond, VA
  • Average UV index in May: 8

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 9).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 2).