Kingston, RI has a humid continental climate with cold winters and mild summers. Average temperatures range from 11°F in the winter to 75°F in the summer. Snowfall is common during winter months, while rainfall is more evenly distributed throughout the year. The area experiences four distinct seasons, making it a great place for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, fishing and boating. Kingston also benefits from its proximity to Narragansett Bay which moderates the temperature extremes of the region.
Kingston, Rhode Island gets 52 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Kingston averages 30 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 209 sunny days per year in Kingston. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Kingston gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 123 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.
Summer High: the July high is around 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 52 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 30 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Kingston is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Rhode Island.
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Summer / Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Kingston, while January and February are the least comfortable months.