The climate of Rhode Island (United
States of America)
The state of Rhode Island is located in the northeastern part of the
United States. Despite its name, most of Rhode Island is located on
the mainland of the United States. However, several islands can be
found in the state. The official name of the state is The State of
Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. However, this name is hardly
ever used. Despite its location on the Atlantic Ocean Rhode Island has
a continental climate with warm and wet summers and cold winters.
Rhode Island gets 1,100-1,200 millimeters of annual precipitation.
Precipitation is quite evenly spread out over the year. During the
winter most precipitation falls in the form of snow. Although long
term average precipitation figures show a stable pattern there may be
large differences in precipitation figures. During some months
precipitation figures are much lower. During the summer when
depressions are supplied from the south large amounts of rain may fall
in a relatively short period of time. During the winter when dry air
Climate information of places in Rhode Island
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific
information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per
region or city. The following climate information is available for
Throughout Rhode Island several climate figures and temperatures can
be recorded. The figures below are for Providence and cannot be seen
as an average for this state. For climate figures for other places and
regions in Rhode Island please, visit the individual climate pages.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The figures below apply to Rhode Island. For
climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the
relevant individual climate pages.
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