The climate of Richmond (Virginia
- United States of America)
Richmond is the capital of Virginia and is centrally located in the
state. Many companies have their headquarters here and the economy
flourishes here. During the Civil War Richmond was the capital of the
Southern States. Because of this many monuments and museums are
situated here. Among them are the Jefferson Davis Monument, the
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of the Confederacy. Since
2003 the headquarters of the largest cigarette producer in the world
has been based here: Philip Morris. The popular brand Marlboro is
produced by this company. Philip Morris has a large factory here for
the local market and export to other countries.
Richmond has a warm maritime climate (type Cfa according to the Köppen
climate classification) with fairly mild winters and warm summers.
Precipitation is quite evenly spread out over the year. Richmond gets
more than 2,800 hours of annual sunshine which is fairly sunny. The
city gets 100-130 days of precipitation resulting in 1,115 millimeters
of annual precipitation. During the winter precipitation may fall in
the form of snow.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Richmond:
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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