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Rhode Island Climate & Weather

Rhode Island Climate and Weather


The Rhode Island climate tends to be unpredictable and changeable, though it is predominately humid, with short summers and cold winters with snow. On average, monthly temperatures range from about 82°F (28°C) to 20°F (-7°C). In comparison to the inland regions, the coastal areas of Rhode Island, including Narragansett Bay, are usually cooler in summer and warmer in winter. July and August tend to be the warmest times of year and temperatures reach 80-85°F (26-29°C), though inland is usually hotter. January is normally the coldest month of the usually chilly winters, with temperatures on average dropping to about 30°F (-1°C). Storms and hurricanes do occur in Rhode Island, causing considerable damage.


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