Providence - Temperature Averages by Decade





Summarized here are the temperatures extending over seven decades at Providence, Rhode Island. Listed for every decade from the 1950s to the 2010s are averages for maximum and minimum daily temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed with information on the number of hot and cold days.

Each decade covers a standard 10-year range. For instance the 1990s includes weather measurements from Jan 1, 1990 to Dec 31, 1999. The 2010s data go to the end of 2018. All the temperature data were collected at T.F. Green Airport, located six miles south of Providence.

High Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily maximum temperature at Providence
High °F Decade High °C
61.6 2010s 16.5
60.5 2000s 15.8
61.0 1990s 16.1
60.1 1980s 15.6
59.4 1970s 15.2
58.9 1960s 14.9
59.6 1950s 15.3

Low Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily minimum temperature at Providence
Low °F Decade Low °C
43.7 2010s 6.5
42.9 2000s 6.1
42.7 1990s 5.9
41.7 1980s 5.4
41.4 1970s 5.2
40.6 1960s 4.8
41.7 1950s 5.4

Hot Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Providence reached at least 70 or 90 °F
Decade 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2010s 143 13
2000s 132 10
1990s 135 11
1980s 133 12
1970s 132 8
1960s 127 6
1950s 126 7

Cold Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Providence dropped to 0 or 32 °F or lower
Decade 0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
2010s 1 108
2000s 1 110
1990s 1 109
1980s 2 115
1970s 3 120
1960s 2 124
1950s 2 113
Reference

Jay Lawrimore, Ron Ray, Scott Applequist, Bryant Korzeniewski, Matthew Menne. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

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