Richmond has a moderate climate with a long spring and a long fall. Temperatures rarely drop below 60 F/16 C between April and October. July and August frequently experience severe thunderstorms and average about 5 in/13 cm of rain each. This makes for a very humid summer, with temperatures often swelling above 90 F/35 C.
As with most U.S. cities, December, January and February are the coldest months, with average highs of 50 F/10 C and lows of about 30 F/-1 C. Some years, Richmond sees a few sprinklings of snow or even a large snowstorm in the early part of the year. However, warm spells are just as likely.