Providence-Warwick Metro Area, Rhode Island 

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Climate in Providence-Warwick Metro Area, Rhode Island

Providence-Warwick Metro Area, Rhode Island gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Providence-Warwick Metro Area averages 36 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 205 sunny days per year in Providence-Warwick Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Providence-Warwick Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 124 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 19
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 36 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Providence-Warwick Metro Area 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.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Providence-Warwick, Rhode IslandUnited States
  49.8 in.38.1 in.
  35.5 in.27.8 in.
  123.7 days106.2 days
  205 days205 days
  81.8°85.8°
  19.0°21.7°
  4254
  3.64.3
  171 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 the Providence-Warwick metro area with an average high temperature of 81.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Rhode Island. In the Providence-Warwick metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Providence-Warwick metro area are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Providence-Warwick metro area with an average of 19.0°. This is about average compared to other places in Rhode Island.


In the Providence-Warwick metro area, there are 6.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Rhode Island.


In the Providence-Warwick metro area, there are 123.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Rhode Island.


In the Providence-Warwick metro area, there are 2.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Rhode Island.


March is the wettest month in the Providence-Warwick metro area with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.6 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 49.8 inches in the Providence-Warwick metro area means that it is drier than most places in Rhode Island.


May is the rainiest month in the Providence-Warwick metro area with 12.0 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.0 rainy days. There are 123.7 rainy days annually in the Providence-Warwick metro area, which is about average compared to other 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 35.5 inches in the Providence-Warwick metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Rhode Island.



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


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