Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Rhode Island United States

We show the climate in Rhode Island by comparing the average weather in 2 representative places: Providence and Newport.

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Average High and Low Temperature in Rhode Island

Average High and Low Temperature in Rhode IslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F652183372479NowNowProvidenceProvidenceNewportNewport
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
HighJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Providence 37°F39°F47°F58°F68°F77°F82°F80°F73°F62°F52°F42°F
Newport 39°F40°F46°F55°F65°F73°F79°F78°F72°F62°F52°F44°F
LowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Providence 22°F24°F31°F41°F50°F59°F65°F63°F56°F45°F36°F28°F
Newport 26°F27°F33°F42°F50°F59°F65°F64°F58°F49°F40°F31°F

Providence

Average Hourly Temperature in ProvidenceJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoolwarmcomfortable

Newport

Average Hourly Temperature in NewportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmfreezing
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in Rhode Island

Chance of Clearer Skies in Rhode IslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%6446NowNowProvidenceProvidenceNewportNewport
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Providence 48%47%47%48%47%52%57%61%62%60%53%48%
Newport 48%47%47%48%47%51%56%60%62%60%53%49%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Rhode Island

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Rhode IslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%332323NowNowProvidenceProvidenceNewportNewport
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Providence 7.7d7.0d8.5d8.4d9.4d9.0d8.8d8.9d7.6d8.0d7.9d8.7d
Newport 7.9d7.1d8.4d8.3d9.2d8.4d8.2d8.2d7.6d7.9d7.7d8.6d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Rhode Island

Average Monthly Rainfall in Rhode IslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in3.92.12.4NowNowProvidenceProvidenceNewportNewport
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Providence 2.1″2.4″3.4″3.7″3.2″3.2″2.8″3.2″3.3″3.7″3.7″3.1″
Newport 2.5″2.5″3.5″3.8″3.2″3.2″2.7″3.3″3.3″3.6″3.7″3.3″

Average Monthly Snowfall in Rhode Island

Average Monthly Snowfall in Rhode IslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in8.75.7NowNowProvidenceProvidenceNewportNewport
The average snowfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
SnowfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Providence 8.4″7.8″4.1″0.5″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″1.3″5.7″
Newport 5.1″5.4″2.9″0.2″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.5″2.9″

Hours of Daylight in Rhode Island

Hours of Daylight in Rhode IslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr15.29.1NowNowProvidenceProvidenceNewportNewport
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
DaylightJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Providence 9.5h10.6h12.0h13.4h14.6h15.2h14.8h13.8h12.4h11.0h9.8h9.2h
Newport 9.6h10.7h12.0h13.4h14.6h15.1h14.8h13.7h12.4h11.0h9.8h9.2h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Rhode Island

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Rhode IslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%4253NowNowProvidenceProvidenceNewportNewport
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Providence 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.5d4.5d11.3d10.1d4.2d0.7d0.0d0.0d
Newport 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.3d4.9d14.2d13.1d5.8d1.0d0.0d0.0d

Average Wind Speed in Rhode Island

Average Wind Speed in Rhode IslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mph10 mph10 mph11 mph11 mph8.04.610.36.3NowNowProvidenceProvidenceNewportNewport
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Providence 7.77.97.66.75.65.04.74.75.36.16.87.2
Newport 10.210.29.68.67.46.76.46.57.28.59.49.9

Average Water Temperature in Rhode Island

Average Water Temperature in Rhode IslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F6838NowNowProvidenceProvidenceNewportNewport
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Providence 41°F38°F39°F44°F51°F60°F66°F68°F65°F59°F52°F46°F
Newport 42°F39°F39°F44°F52°F60°F67°F69°F66°F61°F54°F47°F

Tourism Score in Rhode Island

Tourism Score in Rhode IslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.70.1NowNowProvidenceProvidenceNewportNewport
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Rhode Island

Beach/Pool Score in Rhode IslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.7NowNowProvidenceProvidenceNewportNewport
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Rhode Island

Growing Season in Rhode IslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowProvidenceProvidenceNewportNewport
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in Rhode Island

Growing Degree Days in Rhode IslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°FNowNowProvidenceProvidenceNewportNewport
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Rhode Island

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Rhode IslandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh6.91.7NowNowNewportNewport
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Providence 2.02.84.05.36.16.76.65.94.83.52.31.7
Newport 2.02.94.05.36.26.76.65.84.93.52.31.8

This report illustrates the typical weather for Providence and Newport year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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