Providence
Rhode Island, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Providence, RI

The city of Providence, Rhode Island, reflected in the water, with a beautiful skyscape on a warm sunny day
The city of Providence, Rhode Island, reflected in the water, with a beautiful skyscape on a warm sunny day
December, the first month of the winter, in Providence, is still a cold month, with average temperature varying between 42.3°F (5.7°C) and 26.2°F (-3.2°C).

Temperature

In Providence, the average high-temperature decreases, from a cool 53.2°F (11.8°C) in November, to a cold 42.3°F (5.7°C). In December, in Providence, the average low-temperature is 26.2°F (-3.2°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in December is 67%.

Rainfall

In Providence, during December, the rain falls for 11.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 4.2" (107.2mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 124.9 rainfall days, and 47.2" (1198.5mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through April, November and December.

Ocean temperature

In Providence, Rhode Island, the average water temperature 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.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 9.2h of daylight.

Sunshine

With an average of 4.8h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Providence are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
In December, the average maximum UV index of 1 translate into the following recommendations:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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.

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).

What is the average humidity in December in Providence?

In December, the average relative humidity is 67%.

How much does it rain in Providence in December?

In Providence, Rhode Island, during December, the rain falls for 11.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 4.2" (107.2mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in December in Providence?

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

What is the ocean temperature in December in Providence?

In December, the average ocean temperature in Providence is 47.8°F (8.8°C). At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

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 9.2h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Providence have in December?

The average length of the day in December is 9.2h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Providence?

The month with the least sunshine in Providence, Rhode Island, is December, with an average of 4.8h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Providence have in December?

In December, the average sunshine in Providence, Rhode Island, is 4.8h.

When is the lowest UV index in Providence?

Months with the lowest UV index in Providence, Rhode Island, are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

How high is the UV index in December in Providence?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in Providence is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
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).