May 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 spring, May, is a comfortable month in Providence, Rhode Island, with temperature in the range of an average low of 50°F (10°C) and an average high of 65.8°F (18.8°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature rises, 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

The average relative humidity in Providence is 76%.

Rainfall

In Providence, it is raining for 14.2 days, with typically 1.77" (45mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Providence, Rhode Island, during the entire year, the rain falls for 144.3 days and collects up to 23.35" (593mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, November and December are months with snowfall in Providence. 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 May, the average ocean temperature in Providence 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 is 14.6h.

Sunshine

In Providence, Rhode Island, the average sunshine is 8.5h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Providence, Rhode Island, is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays 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. 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 May in Providence?

The average high-temperature, in May, is 65.8°F (18.8°C), while the average low-temperature is 50°F (10°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Providence?

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

How many days does it rain in May in Providence?

In May, in Providence, the rain falls for 14.2 days. Throughout May, 1.77" (45mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the last month it snows in Providence?

May is the last month it regularly snows in Providence, Rhode Island. 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 in Providence is 50.9°F (10.5°C). 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.

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

In May, the average length of the day in Providence is 14.6h.

How many hours of sunshine does Providence have in May?

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

What is the UV index reading in May in Providence?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Providence, Rhode Island, is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Providence, RI
  • Average high temperature in May: 18.8°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 May: 10°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 May - Providence, RI
  • Average pressure in May: 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 May - Providence, RI
  • Average wind speed in May: 12.8km/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 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%).

Average rainfall in May - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall in May: 45mm

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

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).

Average snowfall in May - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall in May: 4mm

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

Average sea temperature in May - Providence, RI
  • Average sea temperature in May: 10.5°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 May / Average sunshine in May - Providence, RI
  • Average daylight in May: 14.6h

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 May: 8.5h

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 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).

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

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 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).

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