Providence, Rhode Island 

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Climate in Providence, Rhode Island

Providence, Rhode Island gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Providence averages 36 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 200 sunny days per year in Providence. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Providence gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 127 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.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 36 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Providence ranks 43/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Providence, Rhode IslandUnited States
  49.3 in.38.1 in.
  36.2 in.27.8 in.
  127.1 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  82.7°85.8°
  18.9°21.7°
  4354
  3.54.3
  10 ft.2443 ft.

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Providence with an average high temperature of 82.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Rhode Island. In Providence, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Providence are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Providence with an average of 18.9°. This is about average compared to other places in Rhode Island.


In Providence, there are 8.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Rhode Island.


In Providence, there are 119.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Rhode Island.


In Providence, there are 1.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Rhode Island.


March is the wettest month in Providence with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.5 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 27% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 49.3 inches in Providence means that it is drier than most places in Rhode Island.


May is the rainiest month in Providence with 12.3 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.2 rainy days. There are 127.1 rainy days annually in Providence, which is rainier than most places in Rhode Island. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 36.2 inches in Providence means that it is about average compared to other places in Rhode Island.



January is the snowiest month in Providence with 10.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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