May 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
May, the last month of the spring, in Providence, is an enjoyable month, with average temperature fluctuating between 65.8°F (18.8°C) and 50°F (10°C).

Temperature

In Providence, the average high-temperature in May increases, from a mild 55.4°F (13°C) in April, to a comfortable 65.8°F (18.8°C). In May, in Providence, the average low-temperature is 50°F (10°C).

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Providence, during 14.2 rainfall days, 1.77" (45mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Providence, during the entire year, the rain falls for 144.3 days and collects up to 23.35" (593mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, November and December. May is the last month it regularly snows in Providence. During 0.2 snowfall days, Providence aggregates 0.16" (4mm) 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 May, the average ocean temperature is 50.9°F (10.5°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

In May, the average length of the day is 14.6h.

Sunshine

In Providence, the average sunshine is 8.5h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in May in Providence?

The average high-temperature, in May, is 65.8°F (18.8°C), while the average low-temperature is 50°F (10°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Providence?

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

How many days does it rain in May in Providence?

In Providence, Rhode Island, in May, during 14.2 rainfall days, 1.77" (45mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the last month it snows in Providence?

May is the last month it regularly snows. During 0.2 snowfall days, in May, Providence aggregates 0.16" (4mm) of snow.

What is the ocean temperature in May in Providence?

In May, the average ocean temperature in Providence, Rhode Island, is 50.9°F (10.5°C). Swimming in 50.9°F (10.5°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

What is the average length of the day in May in Providence?

The average length of the day in May is 14.6h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Providence?

In May, the average sunshine in Providence is 8.5h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Providence?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Providence is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Providence, RI
  • Average high temperature in May: 65.8°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 May: 50°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 May - Providence, RI
  • Average pressure in May: 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 May - Providence, RI
  • Average wind speed in May: 8mph

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

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

Average rainfall in May - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall in May: 1.77"

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 May - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall days in May: 14.2 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 May - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall in May: 0.16"

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 May - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0.2 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 May - Providence, RI
  • Average sea temperature in May: 50.9°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 May / Average sunshine in May - Providence, RI
  • Average daylight in May: 14.6h

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 May: 8.5h

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 May - Providence, RI
  • Average sunshine days in May: 14.8 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 May - Providence, RI
  • Average UV index in May: 5

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 May - Providence, RI
  • Average cloud cover in May: 45

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