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Rhode Island Weather

Rhode Island enjoys a four-season climate, but weather here is erratic, and quick to change based on Atlantic Ocean currents and winds.

Narragansett Bay and all coastal areas are generally cooler in summer and warmer in winter - when compared with the inland regions.

Overall, January is the coldest month with average high temperatures near 30 degrees. Statewide, winter is chilly and wet, with some snow, mostly northwest.

July and August are the warmest months with average high temperatures in the low 80s.

Annual precipitation averages near 45 inches, with slightly higher amounts in the rolling hills, to the west of Narragansett Bay.

For a more detailed look at annual Rhode Island precipitation levels, view this precipitation map.

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Seasonal Temperature Averages:

HIGH TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 40/4 (Feb) 34/1 (Mar) 45/7 (Apr) 53/11

(May) 66/19 (Jun) 73/22 (Jul) 78/25 (Aug) 78/25

(Sep) 73/22 (Oct) 66/18 (Nov) 49/9 (Dec) 40/4

LOW TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 28/-2 (Feb) 20/-6 (Mar) 29/-2 (Apr) 37/2

(May) 48/8 (Jun) 58/14 (Jul) 63/17 (Aug) 63/16

(Sep) 57/13 (Oct) 52/10 (Nov) 36/2 (Dec) 28/-2


HIGH TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 38/3 (Feb) 32/0 (Mar) 46/7 (Apr) 53/11

(May) 71/21 (Jun) 76/24 (Jul) 80/26 (Aug) 80/26

(Sep) 75/23 (Oct) 66/18 (Nov) 47/8 (Dec) 36/2

LOW TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 24/-4 (Feb) 16/-8 (Mar) 27/-3 (Apr) 36/2

(May) 48/8 (Jun) 56/13 (Jul) 61/15 (Aug) 60/15

(Sep) 55/12 (Oct) 49/9 (Nov) 33/0 (Dec) 23/-5

Rhode Island Photographs

Sunrise Near Brenton Point State Park on Ocean Road in Newport, Rhode Island, Usa

Sunrise near Brenton Point State Park...
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Rhode Island Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Bristol Bristol 401
Warwick Kent 401
Newport Newport 401
Providence Providence 401
North Kingstown Washington 401

About the Author

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.