December 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
December, the first month of the winter, in Providence, is still a cold month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 40.8°F (4.9°C) and an average low of 30.2°F (-1°C).

Temperature

In Providence, Rhode Island, the average high-temperature drops, from a fresh 50.5°F (10.3°C) in November, to a cold 40.8°F (4.9°C). In Providence, in December, the average low-temperature is 30.2°F (-1°C).

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity is 76%.

Rainfall

In Providence, in December, it is raining for 11.3 days, with typically 2.24" (57mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Providence, there are 144.3 rainfall days, and 23.35" (593mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Providence are January through May, November and December. In Providence, in December, during 3.9 snowfall days, 1.42" (36mm) of snow is typically accumulated. In Providence, during the entire year, snow falls for 22 days, and aggregates up to 7.83" (199mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In December, the average ocean temperature is 47.8°F (8.8°C).
Note: Swimming in 47.8°F (8.8°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.

Daylight

With an average of 9.2h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

Sunshine

In Providence, the average sunshine in December is 4.9h.

UV index

January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Providence. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in December in Providence?

In Providence, in December, the average high-temperature is 40.8°F (4.9°C), and the average low-temperature is 30.2°F (-1°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Providence?

The average relative humidity in December in Providence is 76%.

How much does it rain in Providence in December?

In Providence, in December, during 11.3 rainfall days, 2.24" (57mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How much does it snow in Providence in December?

In December, in Providence, it is snowing for 3.9 days. Throughout December, 1.42" (36mm) of snow is accumulated.

How cold is the water in December in Providence?

In December, the average ocean temperature is 47.8°F (8.8°C). Swimming in 47.8°F (8.8°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Providence?

With an average of 9.2h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Providence.

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

In Providence, Rhode Island, the average length of the day in December is 9.2h.

How long on average sun shines in December in Providence?

In Providence, Rhode Island, the average sunshine in December is 4.9h.

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

Months with the lowest UV index in Providence, Rhode Island, are January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Providence?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Providence, Rhode Island, is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Providence, RI
  • Average high temperature in December: 4.9°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 December: -1°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 December - Providence, RI
  • Average pressure in December: 1017.2mbar

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 December - Providence, RI
  • Average wind speed in December: 15km/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 December - Providence, RI
  • Average humidity in December: 76%

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

Average rainfall in December - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall in December: 57mm

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

Average rainfall days in December - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall days in December: 11.3 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 December - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall in December: 36mm

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 December - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall days in December: 3.9 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 December - Providence, RI
  • Average sea temperature in December: 8.8°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 December / Average sunshine in December - Providence, RI
  • Average daylight in December: 9.2h

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 December: 4.9h

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 December - Providence, RI
  • Average sunshine days in December: 16.8 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 December - Providence, RI
  • Average UV index in December: 2

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 December - Providence, RI
  • Average cloud cover in December: 46

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