December weather forecast
Providence, RI

The city of Providence, Rhode Island, reflected in the water
The city of Providence, Rhode Island, reflected in the water

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is also a wintry month in Providence, Rhode Island, with temperature in the range of an average high of 40.8°F (4.9°C) and an average low of 30.2°F (-1°C).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature decreases from a fresh 50.5°F (10.3°C) in November to a cold 40.8°F (4.9°C). In December, in Providence, the average low-temperature is 30.2°F (-1°C).

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity in Providence, Rhode Island, is 76%.

Rainfall

In Providence, Rhode Island, during December, the rain falls for 11.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.24" (57mm) of precipitation. In Providence, during the entire year, the rain falls for 144.3 days and collects up to 23.35" (593mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Providence are January through May, November and December. In Providence, snow falls for 3.9 days, with typically accumulated 1.42" (36mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Providence, Rhode Island, there are 22 snowfall days, and 7.83" (199mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Providence, the average seawater temperature in December is 47.8°F (8.8°C).
Note: Swimming in 47.8°F (8.8°C) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 55.4°F (13°C) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 50°F (10°C) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days in Providence, Rhode Island, is December, with an average of 9h and 12min of daylight.
On the first day of December, sunrise is at 6:53 am and sunset at 4:15 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:12 am and sunset at 4:24 pm EST.

Sunshine

In Providence, the average sunshine in December is 4.9h.

UV index

January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Providence. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 in December transform into the following instructions:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in December in Providence?

In December, the average relative humidity is 76%.

How many days does it rain in December in Providence?

In Providence, Rhode Island, in December, during 11.3 rainfall days, 2.24" (57mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How much does it snow in Providence in December?

In December, in Providence, it is snowing for 3.9 days. Throughout December, 1.42" (36mm) of snow is accumulated.

What is the ocean temperature in December in Providence?

In Providence, the average seawater temperature in December is 47.8°F (8.8°C). Swimming in 47.8°F (8.8°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Providence?

The month with the shortest days in Providence, Rhode Island, is December, with an average of 9h and 12min of daylight.

What is the average length of the day in December in Providence?

In Providence, the average day length in December is 9h and 12min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in December in Providence?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:53 am and sunset at 4:15 pm. On the last day of the month, in Providence, Rhode Island, sunrise is at 7:12 am and sunset at 4:24 pm EST.

How long on average sun shines in December in Providence?

The average sunshine duration in December in Providence, Rhode Island, is 4.9h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Providence?

January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Providence.

How high is the UV index in December in Providence?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Providence, Rhode Island, is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in December
Providence, RI

Average temperature in December - Providence, RI
  • Average high temperature in December: 40.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (81°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (35.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 30.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (64.9°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (23.5°F).

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Average pressure in December
Providence, RI

Average pressure in December - Providence, RI
  • Average pressure in December: 30.04"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.07").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.93").

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Average wind speed in December
Providence, RI

Average wind speed in December - Providence, RI
  • Average wind speed in December: 9.3mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January, February and March (9.9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (6.5mph).

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Average humidity in December
Providence, RI

Average humidity in December - Providence, RI
  • Average humidity in December: 76%

The month with the highest relative humidity is June (79%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (72%).

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Average rainfall in December
Providence, RI

Average rainfall in December - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall in December: 2.24"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is April (2.4").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.06").

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Average rainfall days in December
Providence, RI

Average rainfall days in December - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall days in December: 11.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (15.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (7.8 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Providence, RI

Average snowfall in December - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall in December: 1.42"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (2.01").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Providence, RI

Average snowfall days in December - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall days in December: 3.9 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (5.9 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in December
Providence, RI

Average sea temperature in December - Providence, RI
  • Average sea temperature in December: 47.7°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (69.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (38.1°F).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Providence, RI

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Providence, RI
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 12min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 10min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 12min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 4.9h

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10.5h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4.8h).

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Average sunshine days in December
Providence, RI

Average sunshine days in December - Providence, RI
  • Average sunshine days in December: 16.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (18.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (13.2 days).

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Average UV index in December
Providence, RI

Average UV index in December - Providence, RI
  • Average UV index in December: 2

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in December
Providence, RI

Average cloud cover in December - Providence, RI
  • Average cloud cover in December: 46

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 48).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 31).

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Average visibility in December
Providence, RI

Average visibility in December - Providence, RI
  • Average visibility in December: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).

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