August 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 summer, August, is also a moderately hot month in Providence, Rhode Island, with temperature in the range of an average low of 63.9°F (17.7°C) and an average high of 79.9°F (26.6°C).

Temperature

In Providence, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in July - a still moderately hot 79.9°F (26.6°C). In Providence, the average low-temperature is 63.9°F (17.7°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in August is 76%.

Rainfall

In August, the rain falls for 13 days. Throughout August, 1.81" (46mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Providence, during the entire year, the rain falls for 144.3 days and collects up to 23.35" (593mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Providence snow does not fall in June through October.

Ocean temperature

August is the month with the warmest seawater in Providence, with an average ocean temperature of 69.3°F (20.7°C).
Note: For most, swimming in 69.3°F (20.7°C) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 69.8°F (21°C) to 59°F (15°C).

Daylight

In Providence, Rhode Island, the average length of the day is 13.8h.

Sunshine

The month with the most sunshine is August, with an average of 10.5h of sunshine.

UV index

June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index in Providence. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.

What is the temperature in August in Providence?

In August, in Providence, the average high-temperature is 79.9°F (26.6°C), and the average low-temperature is 63.9°F (17.7°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Providence?

The average relative humidity in August is 76%.

How many days does it rain in August in Providence?

In Providence, Rhode Island, in August, during 13 rainfall days, 1.81" (46mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When it does not snow in Providence?

June through October are months without snowfall in Providence, Rhode Island.

When is the ocean warmest in Providence?

August is the month with the warmest seawater in Providence, with an average ocean temperature of 69.3°F (20.7°C).

What is the ocean temperature in August in Providence?

In Providence, in August, the average water 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).

How many hours of daylight does Providence have in August?

The average length of the day in August is 13.8h.

What month has the most sunshine in Providence?

August has the most sunshine of the year in Providence, Rhode Island, with an average of 10.5h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Providence have in August?

The average sunshine in August is 10.5h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Providence?

Months with the highest UV index in Providence, Rhode Island, are June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index reading in August in Providence?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index in Providence is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in August - Providence, RI
  • Average high temperature in August: 26.6°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (27.2°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (1.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 17.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (18.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-4.7°C).

Average pressure in August - Providence, RI
  • Average pressure in August: 1015.2mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (1018.3mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1013.5mbar).

Average wind speed in August - Providence, RI
  • Average wind speed in August: 10.5km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (16km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (10.5km/h).

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

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

Average rainfall in August - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall in August: 46mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is April (61mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (27mm).

Average rainfall days in August - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall days in August: 13 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 August - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall in August: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (51mm).
Months with the least snowfall are 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 (5.9 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are 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 the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 10.5h

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 August - Providence, RI
  • Average sunshine days in August: 15.5 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 August - Providence, RI
  • Average UV index in August: 6

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 August - Providence, RI
  • Average cloud cover in August: 31

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 August - Providence, RI
  • Average visibility in August: 9km

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (9km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (9km).