Richmond, VA Climate in January

Temperature for January

In Richmond, VA during January the average high temperature is 49.3°F. The hottest day on record was January 30, 2002 when the temperature hit 81.0°F.

Richmond, VA daily average and extreme temperature range for January

Low Temperature

Overnight in January the average temperature drops below freezing at 27.9°F, with the lowest temperature of -6.2°F being recorded on January 21, 1985. On average there are 3 days in January when the temperature stays below freezing all day. In the worst January there were 8 days when the temperature did not make it above freezing. Overnight temperatures drop below freezing between 10 and 31 times in January.

Precipitation for January

In January the average monthly rainfall in Richmond, VA is 3.55 inches with rain usually falling on between 9 and 10 days. 1944 was the driest January with only 0.00 inches of rain falling, and 1973 was the wettest January with 12.25 inches of rain. The wettest single day in January was 23 January 1973 when 4.72 inches of rain fell.

In January it usually snows on between 4 and 4 days. In January there have been some years when thunderstorms have occurred, although there are other years when there hasn't been a thunderstorm in January.