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

May 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
The last month of the spring, May, is a pleasant month in Providence, Rhode Island, with temperature in the range of an average low of 48.6°F (9.2°C) and an average high of 68.4°F (20.2°C).

Temperature

In Providence, the average high-temperature in May increases, from a moderate 58.6°F (14.8°C) in April, to an agreeable 68.4°F (20.2°C). In Providence, the average low-temperature is 48.6°F (9.2°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Providence is 66.6%.

Rainfall

In Providence, during May, the rain falls for 12 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.6" (90.2mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 124.9 rainfall days, and 47.2" (1198.5mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In May, in Providence, Rhode Island, it doesn't snow. April is the latest month when it typically snows. Throughout the year, 33.8" (858.5mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Providence, the average seawater temperature in May is 50.9°F (10.5°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.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In Providence, the average sunshine in May is 8.2h.

UV index

In Providence, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
The average daily UV index of 7 in May transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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.

What is the temperature in May in Providence?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Providence, Rhode Island, is 68.4°F (20.2°C), while the average low-temperature is 48.6°F (9.2°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Providence?

In May, the average relative humidity in Providence is 66.6%.

How many days does it rain in May in Providence?

In Providence, Rhode Island, in May, during 12 rainfall days, 3.6" (90.2mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

Does it snow in Providence in May?

In May, it doesn't snow. April is the latest month when it typically snows.

What is the water temperature in May in Providence?

In May, the average ocean temperature is 50.9°F (10.5°C). Swimming in 50.9°F (10.5°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.

How many hours of daylight does Providence have in May?

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

How long on average sun shines in May in Providence?

The average sunshine in May in Providence, Rhode Island, is 8.2h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Providence?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Providence, Rhode Island, is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Providence, RI
  • Average high temperature in May: 68.4°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 May: 48.6°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 May - Providence, RI
  • Average humidity in May: 66.6%

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

Average rainfall in May - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.6"

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 May - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall days in May: 12 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 May - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall in May: 0"

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 May - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 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 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 shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8.2h

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 May - Providence, RI
  • Average UV index in May: 7

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).