August weather forecast and climate
Providence, RI

The city of Providence in Rhode Island, reflected in the water, with a beautiful skyscape on a warm sunny day
The city of Providence in Rhode Island, reflected in the water, with a beautiful skyscape on a warm sunny day

What is the temperature in August in Providence?

The average high-temperature, in August, is 81.3°F (27.4°C), while the average low-temperature is 63.1°F (17.3°C).

How much does it rain in Providence in August?

In Providence, in August, it is raining for 9 days, with typically 3.6" (91.4mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the month with the warmest sea water in Providence?

August is the month with the warmest seawater in Providence, with an average sea temperature of 69.3°F (20.7°C). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 69.3°F (20.7°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

How cold is the water in August in Providence?

In August, in Providence, Rhode Island, the average sea temperature is 69.3°F (20.7°C). Swimming in 69.3°F (20.7°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).
Average temperature in August - Providence, RI
  • Average high temperature in August: 27.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (28.2°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (3°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 17.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (17.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-6.1°C).

Average humidity in August - Providence, RI
  • Average humidity in August: 72.5%

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

Average rainfall in August - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall in August: 91.4mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is March (127.3mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are February and July (83.6mm).

Average rainfall days in August - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall days in August: 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 August - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall in August: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is January (228.6mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

Average snowfall days in August - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall days in August: 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 August - Providence, RI
  • Average sea temperature in August: 20.7°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (20.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (3.4°C).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Providence, RI
  • Average daylight in August: 13.8h

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 August: 8.5h

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 August - Providence, RI
  • Average UV index in August: 8

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).

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