Richmond, VA Climate in May

Temperature for May

In Richmond, VA during May the average high temperature is 79.6°F. The hottest day on record was May 31, 1991 when the temperature hit 98.1°F.

Richmond, VA daily average and extreme temperature range for May

Low Temperature

During May the overnight temperature drops to an average of 54.4°F, with the lowest temperature of 32.0°F being recorded on May 4, 1986. Overnight temperatures drop below freezing 1 times in May.

Precipitation for May

In May the average monthly rainfall in Richmond, VA is 3.52 inches with rain usually falling on between 12 and 13 days. 1944 was the driest May with only 0.00 inches of rain falling, and 1981 was the wettest May with 9.87 inches of rain. The wettest single day in May was 26 May 2003 when 3.34 inches of rain fell.

There are thunderstorms on between 4 and 5 days in May.