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Climate in Rhode Island

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

Rhode Island averages 35 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 202 sunny days per year in Rhode Island. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Rhode Island 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 35 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Rhode Island ranks 41/100 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
  Rhode Island, Rhode IslandUnited States
  49.8 in.38.1 in.
  35.1 in.27.8 in.
  123.7 days106.2 days
  202 days205 days
  81.5°85.8°
  18.9°21.7°
  4154
  3.64.3
  185 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 Rhode Island with an average high temperature of 81.5°, which ranks it as cooler than most states. In Rhode Island, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Rhode Island are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Rhode Island with an average of 18.9°. This is about average compared to other of the U.S. states.


Rhode Island has 5.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most states in the U.S.


Rhode Island has 123.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other states in the U.S.


Rhode Island averages 2.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other states in the U.S.


March is the wettest month in Rhode Island 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. Rhode Island's average annual rainfall of 49.8 inches indicates that it is wetter than most states in the United States.


May is the rainiest month in Rhode Island with 12.1 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.0 rainy days. Rhode Island's annual average of 123.7 days with measurable rain is rainier than most states in the United States. 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.


With an average annual snowfall of 35.1 inches, Rhode Island is less snowy than most states in the United States.



January is the snowiest month in Rhode Island with 9.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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