January weather forecast and climate
Providence, RI

The city of Providence, Rhode Island, reflected in the water
The city of Providence, Rhode Island, reflected in the water
January, like December, in Providence, Rhode Island, is another cold winter month, with average temperature ranging between max 35.1°F (1.7°C) and min 23.5°F (-4.7°C).

Temperature

January is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 35.1°F (1.7°C) and an average low-temperature of 23.5°F (-4.7°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Providence is 76%.

Rainfall

In Providence, Rhode Island, in January, it is raining for 7.8 days, with typically 1.93" (49mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 144.3 rainfall days, and 23.35" (593mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, November and December are months with snowfall in Providence. In Providence, during January, snow falls for 5.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.57" (40mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 22 snowfall days, and 7.83" (199mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Providence, the average seawater temperature is 41.4°F (5.2°C).
Note: 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 Providence is 9.6h.

Sunshine

In Providence, the average sunshine is 5.2h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Providence are January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 in January interpret into the following advice:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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.

What is the coldest month in Providence?

January is the coldest month in Providence, Rhode Island, with an average high-temperature of 35.1°F (1.7°C) and an average low-temperature of 23.5°F (-4.7°C).

What is the temperature in January in Providence?

The average high-temperature, in January, in Providence, is 35.1°F (1.7°C), while the average low-temperature is 23.5°F (-4.7°C).

What is the average humidity in January in Providence?

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

How much does it rain in Providence in January?

In Providence, Rhode Island, during January, the rain falls for 7.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.93" (49mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in January in Providence?

In Providence, during January, snow falls for 5.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.57" (40mm) of snow.

What is the water temperature in January in Providence?

In January, the average ocean temperature in Providence, Rhode Island, is 41.4°F (5.2°C). Swimming in 41.4°F (5.2°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.

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

In January, the average length of the day is 9.6h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Providence?

In January, the average sunshine is 5.2h.

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

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

What is the UV index intensity in January in Providence?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Providence, Rhode Island, is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - Providence, RI
  • Average high temperature in January: 1.7°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 January: -4.7°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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average pressure in January: 1016.3mbar

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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average wind speed in January: 15.9km/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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average humidity in January: 76%

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

Average rainfall in January - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall in January: 49mm

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

Average rainfall days in January - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall days in January: 7.8 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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall in January: 40mm

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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall days in January: 5.9 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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average sea temperature in January: 5.2°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 January / Average sunshine in January - Providence, RI
  • Average daylight in January: 9.6h

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 January: 5.2h

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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average sunshine days in January: 17.5 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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average UV index in January: 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 January - Providence, RI
  • Average cloud cover in January: 44

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