January 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
January, the same as December, is a wintry winter month in Providence, Rhode Island, with average temperature fluctuating between 23.5°F (-4.7°C) and 35.1°F (1.7°C).

Temperature

January is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 35.1°F (1.7°C) and an average low-temperature of 23.5°F (-4.7°C).

Humidity

In Providence, the average relative humidity is 76%.

Rainfall

In Providence, it is raining for 7.8 days, with typically 1.93" (49mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 144.3 rainfall days, and 23.35" (593mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Providence are January through May, November and December. In Providence, Rhode Island, during 5.9 snowfall days, 1.57" (40mm) of snow is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 22 snowfall days, and 7.83" (199mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Providence, the average water temperature is 41.4°F (5.2°C).
Note: Swimming in 41.4°F (5.2°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

In Providence, the average length of the day is 9.6h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Providence is 5.2h.

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 reading of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 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 Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the coldest month in Providence?

The coldest month in Providence, Rhode Island, is January, with an average high-temperature of 35.1°F (1.7°C) and an average low-temperature of 23.5°F (-4.7°C).

What is the temperature in January in Providence?

In January, the average high-temperature is 35.1°F (1.7°C), and the average low-temperature is 23.5°F (-4.7°C).

What is the average humidity in January in Providence?

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

How many days does it rain in January in Providence?

In January, in Providence, the rain falls for 7.8 days. Throughout January, 1.93" (49mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in January in Providence?

In Providence, Rhode Island, in January, snow falls for 5.9 days, with typically accumulated 1.57" (40mm) of snow.

What is the ocean temperature in January in Providence?

In Providence, Rhode Island, the average seawater temperature in January is 41.4°F (5.2°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 average length of the day in January in Providence?

In January, the average length of the day in Providence is 9.6h.

How many hours of sunshine does Providence have in January?

In Providence, Rhode Island, the average sunshine in January is 5.2h.

What are the months 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, Rhode Island.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Providence?

In Providence, Rhode Island, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - Providence, RI
  • Average high temperature in January: 35.1°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 January: 23.5°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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average pressure in January: 30.01"

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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average wind speed in January: 9.9mph

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

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

Average rainfall in January - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall in January: 1.93"

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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall days in January: 7.8 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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall in January: 1.57"

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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall days in January: 5.9 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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average sea temperature in January: 41.4°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 January / Average sunshine in January - Providence, RI
  • Average daylight in January: 9.6h

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 January: 5.2h

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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average sunshine days in January: 17.5 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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average UV index in January: 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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average cloud cover in January: 44

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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average visibility in January: 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).