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

January 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
January, the same as December, is another cold winter month in Providence, Rhode Island, with average temperature fluctuating between 21°F (-6.1°C) and 37.4°F (3°C).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 37.4°F (3°C) and an average low-temperature of 21°F (-6.1°C), January is the coldest month.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in January is 63.9%.

Rainfall

In January, in Providence, the rain falls for 10.9 days. Throughout January, 3.9" (98mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 124.9 rainfall days, and 47.2" (1198.5mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through April, November and December are months with snowfall in Providence. The month with the most snowfall is January when snow falls for 5.7 days and typically aggregates up to 9" (228.6mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In January, the average ocean temperature is 41.4°F (5.2°C). Swimming in 41.4°F (5.2°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

Daylight

The average length of the day in January is 9.6h.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine in Providence, Rhode Island, is 5.5h.

UV index

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
In January, the average maximum UV index of 1 translate into the following recommendations:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the coldest month in Providence?

With an average high-temperature of 37.4°F (3°C) and an average low-temperature of 21°F (-6.1°C), January is the coldest month in Providence.

What is the temperature in January in Providence?

In Providence, in January, the average high-temperature is 37.4°F (3°C), and the average low-temperature is 21°F (-6.1°C).

What is the average humidity in January in Providence?

In Providence, the average relative humidity in January is 63.9%.

How many days does it rain in January in Providence?

In Providence, Rhode Island, in January, during 10.9 rainfall days, 3.9" (98mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many days does it snow in January in Providence?

In Providence, in January, snow falls for 5.7 days, with typically accumulated 9" (228.6mm) of snow.

What is the snowiest month in Providence?

The month with the most snowfall in Providence is January when snow falls for 5.7 days and typically aggregates up to 9" (228.6mm) of snow.

What is the water temperature in January in Providence?

In January, the average ocean temperature is 41.4°F (5.2°C). Swimming in 41.4°F (5.2°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

How many hours of daylight does Providence have in January?

The average length of the day in January 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 5.5h.

When is the lowest UV index in Providence?

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

What is the UV index reading in January in Providence?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Providence, Rhode Island, is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - Providence, RI
  • Average high temperature in January: 37.4°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 January: 21°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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average humidity in January: 63.9%

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

Average rainfall in January - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall in January: 3.9"

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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall days in January: 10.9 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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall in January: 9"

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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall days in January: 5.7 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 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 shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 5.5h

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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average UV index in January: 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).