December weather forecast and climate
Providence, RI

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

Temperature

In Providence, Rhode Island, the average high-temperature drops, from a cool 50.5°F (10.3°C) in November, to a cold 40.8°F (4.9°C). The average low-temperature, in Providence, is 30.2°F (-1°C).

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity is 76%.

Rainfall

In Providence, during December, the rain falls for 11.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.24" (57mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Providence, there are 144.3 rainfall days, and 23.35" (593mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, November and December. In Providence, in December, snow falls for 3.9 days, with typically accumulated 1.42" (36mm) of snow. In Providence, during the entire year, snow falls for 22 days, and aggregates up to 7.83" (199mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In December, the average ocean temperature is 47.8°F (8.8°C).
Note: 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.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 9.2h of daylight.

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine is 4.9h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 2 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 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.

What is the temperature in December in Providence?

In December, in Providence, Rhode Island, the average high-temperature is 40.8°F (4.9°C), and the average low-temperature is 30.2°F (-1°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Providence?

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

How much does it rain in Providence in December?

In Providence, Rhode Island, in December, it is raining for 11.3 days, with typically 2.24" (57mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How much does it snow in Providence in December?

In Providence, during December, snow falls for 3.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.42" (36mm) of snow.

How cold is the water 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 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.

What is the month with the shortest days in Providence?

December has the shortest days of the year, 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 in Providence is 9.2h.

How long on average sun shines in December in Providence?

In December, the average sunshine is 4.9h.

When is the lowest UV index in Providence?

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

What is the UV index reading in December in Providence?

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

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").

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).

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%).

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").

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).

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

The month with the highest snowfall is February (2.01").
Months with the least snowfall are 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 (5.9 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are 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 the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • 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).

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).

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

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

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).

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

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