Rhode Island

RI Weather - The Climate on Rhode Island

Rhode Islandís climate is humid and temperate and experiences the full extent of the four seasons. They donít really have a ďmeasurableĒ dry or rainy season but rainfalls are spread evenly through the course of a year. Rhode Islandís experiences its warmest weather from April until October.


Temperatures measuring at 70 to 80

degrees, sometimes reaching 90 degrees, occur during June, July and August.


So if youíre looking to enjoy Rhode Islandís famous beach parks, these best months to be in the area.


Around Mid-September temperatures begin to go down and this change signals the beginning of the fall season which lasts until early November. Perfect for those who want to see the lovely color of autumn foliage and enjoy the romantic atmosphere it provides.

weather in rhode island
Near the end of November, the first snowfalls often arrive. From then on till the start of December temperatures reach freezing points and this occur daily. February has been recorded as the month with the greatest amount of snowfalls. The cold weather lasts from December through March so if youíre planning to be in Rhode Island during these months be sure to pack Ďcold-weatherí outfits with you. But donít expect mounds of snow covering the streets all the days of these months, it is unusual in Rhode Island for the streets to be covered in snow for long periods of time.

Rhode Islandís weather changes easily with rain one day and bright sunshine the next. Storms and hurricanes are also occasional threats. Throughout the area, the average annual temperature is 50 degrees Fahrenheit and snowfall averages are around 37 inches a year. In Providence, temperatures range from 28 degrees Fahrenheit in January and around 73 degrees Fahrenheit come July.

In the current records, the highest temperature which was recorded in Providence back in August of 1975 was 104 degrees Fahrenheit and the lowest -23 degrees Fahrenheit which was recorded in Kingston back in January of 1942.