May weather forecast
Providence, RI

The city of Providence, Rhode Island, reflected in the water
The city of Providence, Rhode Island, reflected in the water

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is a comfortable month in Providence, Rhode Island, with an average temperature ranging between max 65.8°F (18.8°C) and min 50°F (10°C).

Temperature

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

Humidity

In May, the average relative humidity is 76%.

Rainfall

In Providence, during May, the rain falls for 14.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.77" (45mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, 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. May is the last month it regularly snows. During 0.2 snowfall days, Providence aggregates 0.16" (4mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 22 snowfall days, and 7.83" (199mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Providence, Rhode Island, the average water temperature is 50.9°F (10.5°C).
Note: 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.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May in Providence is 14h and 34min.
On the first day of May in Providence, sunrise is at 5:41 am and sunset at 7:43 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:13 am and sunset at 8:13 pm EDT.

Sunshine

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

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from unsafe exposure to 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 sun damage is advised. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in May in Providence?

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

How much does it rain in Providence in May?

In Providence, 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 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 Providence, the average day length in May is 14h and 34min.

When are sunrise and sunset in May in Providence?

On the first day of May in Providence, sunrise is at 5:41 am and sunset at 7:43 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:13 am and sunset at 8:13 pm EDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Providence have in May?

The average sunshine duration in May in Providence, Rhode Island, is 8.5h.

What is the UV index intensity 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 health risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in May
Providence, RI

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).

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Average pressure in May
Providence, RI

Average pressure in May - Providence, RI
  • Average pressure in May: 30.01"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.07"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.93"Hg).

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Average wind speed in May
Providence, RI

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).

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Average humidity in May
Providence, RI

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%).

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Average rainfall in May
Providence, RI

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").

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Average rainfall days in May
Providence, RI

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).

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Average snowfall in May
Providence, RI

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

The month with the highest snowfall is February (2.01").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Providence, RI

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).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Providence, RI

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).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Providence, RI

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Providence, RI
  • Average daylight in May: 14h and 34min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 10min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 12min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8h and 30min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4h and 48min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Providence, RI

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).

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Average UV index in May
Providence, RI

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

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

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Average cloud cover in May
Providence, RI

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).

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Average visibility in May
Providence, RI

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

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

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