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Best time to visit Providence, RI, USA

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The best time to visit Providence is March-May

Are you looking for the best time to visit Providence? Well, you’re in the right place! Although Providence is a great destination to visit almost all year round, March-May is the best time to go due to its perfect climate conditions. Around this time of year, flights and accommodation can also be cheaper as it is outside of key peak holiday seasons if you book well enough in advance.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 31℃ (87℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as -8℃ (18℉) at night.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Providence are usually in August, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. On average it rains the most days in April, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Providence. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools you’ll ever need to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

August

Providence seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Providence as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Providence is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Providence

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Providence for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Providence climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Providence for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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OCT
NOV
DEC

Providence in January

  • Average temperature: -1℃ (29℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (24℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Providence in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Providence in February

  • Average temperature: -0℃ (31℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average low temperature: -4℃ (24℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Providence in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Providence in March

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Providence in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Providence in April

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Providence in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Providence in May

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Providence in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Providence in June

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Providence in June, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Providence in July

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Providence in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Providence in August

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Providence in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Providence in September

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Providence in September, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.

Providence in October

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Providence in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Providence in November

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Providence in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Providence in December

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Providence in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Providence is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 27℃ (81℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Providence is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Providence is generally around April, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of April too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Providence, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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