October 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 October

October, like September, is an agreeable autumn month in Richmond, Virginia, with temperature in the range of an average high of 69.8°F (21°C) and an average low of 52°F (11.1°C).

Temperature

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

Humidity

In Richmond, the average relative humidity is 75%.

Rainfall

In Richmond, Virginia, in October, during 10.3 rainfall days, 2.4" (61mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. 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 in May through October.

Daylight

In October, the average length of the day is 11.2h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in October is 5.6h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in October is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 4 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. 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 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, is 69.8°F (21°C), while the average low-temperature is 52°F (11.1°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Richmond?

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

How many days does it rain in October in Richmond?

In Richmond, Virginia, in October, during 10.3 rainfall days, 2.4" (61mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

Does it snow in Richmond in October?

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

When it does not snow in Richmond?

In Richmond snow does not fall in May through October.

How many hours of daylight does Richmond have in October?

In Richmond, the average length of the day in October is 11.2h.

How many hours of sunshine does Richmond have in October?

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

What is the UV index reading in October in Richmond?

In Richmond, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

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"

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 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").
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).
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: 11.2h

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 October: 5.6h

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 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).
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

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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