October 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 October

October, like September, is another pleasant autumn month in Richmond, Virginia, with an average temperature ranging between min 52°F (11.1°C) and max 69.8°F (21°C).

Temperature

In Richmond, the average high-temperature in October decreases from a moderately hot 81.3°F (27.4°C) in September to a pleasant 69.8°F (21°C). In October, in Richmond, Virginia, the average low-temperature is 52°F (11.1°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in October is 75%.

Rainfall

In Richmond, Virginia, during October, the rain falls for 10.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.4" (61mm) of precipitation. 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 October, the average length of the day in Richmond is 11h and 13min.
On the first day of October, sunrise is at 7:05 am and sunset at 6:53 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:33 am and sunset at 6:13 pm EDT.

Sunshine

In Richmond, Virginia, the average sunshine in October is 5.6h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in October is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 4 in October interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against skin and eye damage is obliged. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in October in Richmond?

The average high-temperature, in October, in Richmond, is 69.8°F (21°C), while the average low-temperature is 52°F (11.1°C). in September, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'real feel'), which combines relative humidity and air temperature, is computed to be 86°F (30°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Richmond?

In October, the average relative humidity in Richmond is 75%.

How much does it rain in Richmond in October?

In Richmond, in October, it is raining for 10.3 days, with typically 2.4" (61mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Richmond?

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

Does it snow in Richmond in October?

In Richmond, in October, it doesn't snow. In November, it regularly snows.

How many hours of daylight does Richmond have in October?

In October, the average day length in Richmond, Virginia, is 11h and 13min.

When are sunrise and sunset in October in Richmond?

In October, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:05 am and sunset at 6:53 pm. On the last day of the month, in Richmond, sunrise is at 7:33 am and sunset at 6:13 pm EDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Richmond have in October?

The average sunshine duration in October in Richmond, Virginia, is 5.6h.

How high is the UV index in October in Richmond?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Richmond, Virginia, is 4. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in October
Richmond, VA

Average temperature in October - Richmond, VA
  • Average high temperature in October: 69.8°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 October: 52°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 October
Richmond, VA

Average pressure in October - Richmond, VA
  • Average pressure in October: 30.04"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 October
Richmond, VA

Average wind speed in October - Richmond, VA
  • Average wind speed in October: 6.3mph

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 October
Richmond, VA

Average humidity in October - Richmond, VA
  • Average humidity in October: 75%

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 October
Richmond, VA

Average rainfall in October - Richmond, VA
  • Average rainfall in October: 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 October
Richmond, VA

Average rainfall days in October - Richmond, VA
  • Average rainfall days in October: 10.3 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 October
Richmond, VA

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

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

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Richmond, VA
  • Average daylight in October: 11h 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 October: 5h and 36min

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 October
Richmond, VA

Average sunshine days in October - Richmond, VA
  • Average sunshine days in October: 19.5 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 October
Richmond, VA

Average UV index in October - Richmond, VA
  • Average UV index in October: 4

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 October
Richmond, VA

Average cloud cover in October - Richmond, VA
  • Average cloud cover in October: 38

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 October
Richmond, VA

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

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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