Zip 02837 (Little Compton, RI) 

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Climate in Zip 02837 (Little Compton, RI)

Little Compton (zip 02837), Rhode Island gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Little Compton (zip 02837) averages 32 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 Little Compton (zip 02837). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Little Compton (zip 02837) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 128 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 23
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 32 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 02837 zip code is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Rhode Island.

9 / 5.3

Summer   /   Winter
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the 02837 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Little Compton, Rhode IslandUnited States
  47.8 in.38.1 in.
  31.9 in.27.8 in.
  127.7 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  80.1°85.8°
  22.8°21.7°
  7.17
  3.64.3
  98 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

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 02837 zip code with an average high temperature of 80.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Rhode Island. In the 02837 zip code, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 02837 zip code are August, July and June.


In the 02837 zip code, there are 3.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Rhode Island.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 02837 zip code with an average of 22.8°. This is one of the warmest places in Rhode Island.


In the 02837 zip code, there are 96.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Rhode Island.


In the 02837 zip code, there are 0.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Rhode Island.


The humidity is usually comfortable in the 02837 zip code but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and September.


March is the wettest month in the 02837 zip code with 5.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 3.2 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.8 inches in the 02837 zip code means that it is drier than most places in Rhode Island.


May is the rainiest month in the 02837 zip code with 12.2 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 9.1 rainy days. There are 127.7 rainy days annually in the 02837 zip code, which is one of the rainiest 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 31.9 inches in the 02837 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in Rhode Island. February is the snowiest month in the 02837 zip code with 9.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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