Providence Temperatures: Averages by Month





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

The average high and low temperatures are listed below monthly and annually for the 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, 80 or 90 °F each month in Providence, scroll down farther. There are also monthly and yearly counts of days with cold weather.

The first set of high and low temperatures are averages for 2010 to 2019. Everything else here is based on 1981 to 2010 weather.

10-year temperature averages for Providence, 2010 to 2019
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
38 22 January 3 -6
40 23 February 5 -5
48 30 March 9 -1
60 40 April 15 5
70 51 May 21 10
78 59 June 25 15
85 67 July 29 19
83 64 August 28 18
76 58 September 24 14
65 47 October 18 8
53 35 November 12 2
44 29 December 7 -2
62 44 Year 16 6
30-year temperature averages for Providence, 1981 to 2010
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
37 21 January 3 -6
40 24 February 5 -5
48 30 March 9 -1
59 40 April 15 4
68 49 May 20 9
78 58 June 25 15
83 64 July 28 18
81 63 August 27 17
74 55 September 23 13
63 44 October 17 7
53 36 November 12 2
42 26 December 6 -3
61 43 Year 16 6

Days of Hot Weather in Providence

Providence typically has nine days in a year when temperatures rise into the 90s Fahrenheit. Just one day per decade on average heats up to 100 °F (38 °C) or more.

Days per month in Providence of at least 70, 80 or 90 °F
  70 °F
21 °C
80 °F
27 °C
90 °F
32 °C
January 0 0 0
February 0 0 0
March 0 0 0
April 3 1 0
May 13 4 1
June 25 12 2
July 30 21 4
August 30 18 2
September 22 6 1
October 7 1 0
November 1 0 0
December 0 0 0
Year 131 62 9

How Often Providence Has Cold Temperatures

Most winter nights have freezing temperatures in Providence and normally eight of them drop to 10 °F or below. The city averages just one day a year, usually in January, when the thermometer plunges to 0 °F (-18 °C) or less.

From November to March, the temperature can remain below freezing all day long. Providence typically has 21 frosty days a year.

Days per month on average in Providence 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 5 14 27
February 2 9 24
March 0 3 18
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 2
November 0 1 11
December 1 8 23
Year 8 35 107
References

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

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 1981-2010 U.S. Climate Normals. (Data Access. FTP.)

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