Richmond, Virginia, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Richmond, Virginia, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Richmond, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Richmond, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Richmond, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Richmond, Virginia, United States of America by month

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January

If you go to Richmond in January, you will notice that it is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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February

If you vacation in Richmond during February, you might find that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). Humidity is generally around 50 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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March

March in this region is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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April

In April, Richmond is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) and occasionally jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Richmond, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

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May

Traveling to Richmond in May, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

June in Richmond can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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July

If you go to Richmond in July, you will notice that it is consistently hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

August in Richmond is really hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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September

September here is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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October

October in Richmond is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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November

November in Richmond is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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December

December in Richmond is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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