December weather forecast and climate
Providence, RI

The city of Providence in Rhode Island, reflected in the water, with a beautiful skyscape on a warm sunny day
The city of Providence in Rhode Island, reflected in the water, with a beautiful skyscape on a warm sunny day

What is the temperature in December in Providence?

In December, in Providence, the average high-temperature is 42.3°F (5.7°C), and the average low-temperature is 26.2°F (-3.2°C).

How many days does it rain in December in Providence?

In December, in Providence, Rhode Island, the rain falls for 11.6 days. Throughout December, 4.2" (107.2mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Providence in December?

In Providence, during December, snow falls for 3.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 8.7" (221mm) of snow.

How cold is the water in December in Providence?

In December, the average sea temperature is 47.8°F (8.8°C). 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.
Average temperature in December - Providence, RI
  • Average high temperature in December: 42.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (82.8°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (37.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 26.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (64.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (21°F).

Average humidity in December - Providence, RI
  • Average humidity in December: 67%

The month with the highest relative humidity is September (73%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (61.4%).

Average rainfall in December - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall in December: 4.2"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is March (5").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are February and July (3.3").

Average rainfall days in December - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall days in December: 11.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (12 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is September (8.7 days).

Average snowfall in December - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall in December: 8.7"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (9").
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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 (5.7 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Providence, RI
  • Average daylight in December: 9.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.2h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 4.8h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9.4h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4.8h).

Average UV index in December - Providence, RI
  • Average UV index in December: 1

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 8).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).

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