Newport Temperatures: Averages by Month





The numbers here tell you how hot and cold the weather usually is in Newport, Rhode Island during each month of the year.

The average high and low temperatures are listed below monthly and annually for the seaside city, in both degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius.

Maximums and minimums are only part of the temperature picture. To fill in the rest, there's information on how many days a month get above or below a given temperature.

To find out how often it rises over 70 or 80 °F each month in Newport, scroll down farther. There are also monthly and yearly counts of days with cold weather.

All the numbers are long-term historical averages based on climate data gathered from 1981 to 2010.

Average Newport temperatures
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
38 23 January 4 -5
40 25 February 4 -4
46 31 March 8 -1
55 39 April 13 4
64 49 May 18 9
73 58 June 23 14
78 64 July 26 18
78 64 August 26 18
72 58 September 22 15
62 48 October 17 9
53 39 November 12 4
44 29 December 6 -2
59 44 Year 15 7

Days of Hot Weather in Newport

At the hottest time of year, Newport enjoys moderate temperatures, thanks to it's ocean beach setting. About one in four summer days here have highs in the 80s Fahrenheit, while the rest stay in the 70s. It's unusual for the thermometer to go any higher. Typically just one day every year or two reaches 90 °F (32 °C).

Number of days in Newport of at least 70 or 80 °F
  70 °F
21 °C
80 °F
27 °C
January 0 0
February 0 0
March 0 0
April 1 0
May 5 1
June 20 3
July 30 11
August 29 9
September 20 2
October 3 0
November 0 0
December 0 0
Year 108 26

How Often Newport Has Cold Temperatures

Most winter nights drop to below freezing at Newport, which typically has 91 frosty nights a year.

A cold night here means a temperature of 10 °F (-12 °C) or even less. This Atlantic coast city normally sees temperatures that low five times a winter.

On an average of 15 days annually the thermometer at Newport never rises above freezing. Days that chilly can occur from November to March.

Days per month on average in Newport when the minimum temperature drops to 32, 20 or 10 °F or below
  10 °F
-12 °C
20 °F
-8 °C
32 °F
0 °C
January 3 11 25
February 1 8 22
March 0 3 16
April 0 0 3
May 0 0 0
June 0 0 0
July 0 0 0
August 0 0 0
September 0 0 0
October 0 0 0
November 0 0 5
December 1 5 19
Year 5 26 91
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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