Providence County, Rhode Island 

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Climate in Providence County, Rhode Island

Providence County, Rhode Island gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Providence County averages 39 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 201 sunny days per year in Providence County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Providence County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 126 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year.
Snow: averages 39 inches of snow a year.


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Providence County ranks 42/100 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.


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.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Providence, Rhode IslandUnited States
  50.0 in.38.1 in.
  39.1 in.27.8 in.
  125.7 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  82.4°85.8°
  17.4°21.7°
  4254
  3.54.3
  364 ft.2443 ft.

July is the hottest month for Providence County with an average high temperature of 82.4°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Rhode Island. In Providence County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Providence County are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Providence County with an average of 17.4°. This is colder than most places in Rhode Island.


In Providence County, there are 7.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Rhode Island.


In Providence County, there are 129.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Rhode Island.


In Providence County, there are 2.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Rhode Island.


March is the wettest month in Providence County with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.5 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 27% of yearly precipitation and 24% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season.


The annual rainfall of 50.0 inches in Providence County means that it is drier than most places in Rhode Island.


An annual snowfall of 39.1 inches in Providence County means that it is snowier than most places in Rhode Island.



January is the snowiest month in Providence County with 11.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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