Weather in Rhode Island, United States in December

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Visiting Rhode Island, United States in December

December has average maximum temperatures of 6°C (43°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 58% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.3 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 8.8cm (3.5inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 13.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Rhode Island. Sea temperatures are a cold 8°C (47°F). December is too cold for swimming in Rhode Island for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Rhode Island in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in Rhode Island in December?

No, December is not a good time for sunbathing in Rhode Island.

December has average maximum temperatures of 6°C (43°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 58% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.3 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 8.8cm (3.5inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 13.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

More about December temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Rhode Island in December?

No, December is too cold for swimming in Rhode Island for any length of time, with the sea water at 8°C (47°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Rhode Island?

No, December is not a good time for a holiday in Rhode Island.

December has average maximum temperatures of 6°C (43°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 58% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.3 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 8.8cm (3.5inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 13.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Rhode Island. Sea temperatures are a cold 8°C (47°F). December is too cold for swimming in Rhode Island for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the December temperatures and sunshine.

Is Rhode Island warm in December?

No, Rhode Island is too cold for sunbathing in December.

The average maximum temperature in Rhode Island in December is 6°C (43°F). The average maximum temperature is 11°C (52°) in the previous month and 3°C (37°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Rhode Island in December is 2°C (36°F). The average temperature is 7°C (45°F) in the previous month and -1°C (30°F) in the next month.

More info about the December temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Rhode Island in December?

The average day light hours per day in Rhode Island in December are 9.2. The sunshine percentage is 58% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Rhode Island in December

The average maximum temperature in Rhode Island in December is 6°C (43°F). The average maximum temperature is 11°C (52°F) in the previous month and 3°C (37°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Rhode Island in December is 2°C (36°F). The average temperature is 7°C (45°F) in the previous month and -1°C (30°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Rhode Island in December is -1°C (30°F). The minimum temperature is 4°C (39°F) in the previous month and -5°C (24°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Rhode Island in December

During December the average day light hours are 9.2 per day in Rhode Island. The sunshine percentage is 58% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.3 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Rhode Island in December is typically 1.4 during December. An ultraviolet index reading of 0 to 2 indicates low danger from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Most people will be able to spend several hours in the sun with out a problem, however unprotected skin risks burning in less than 1 hour. Wear sunglasses on bright days. Only those that burn easily will need to apply sunscreen. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Rhode Island in December

The average sea water temperature in Rhode Island in December is 8.2°C (46.8°F) which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit.

Rainfall in Rhode Island in December

The average total rainfall in Rhode Island in December is 8.8cm (3.5inches) and on average there are 13.1 rainy days in December making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Rhode Island in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Rhode Island in December is 2°C (35°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 6°C (43°F) in the previous month and -2°C (-2°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Rhode Island in December is typically 86.8%. The maximum relative humidity is 87.1% in the previous month and 84.2% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Rhode Island in December is typically 72.3%. The average relative humidity is 72.4% in the previous month and 69.3% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Rhode Island in December

The average maximum wind speed in Rhode Island in December is typically 26KM/H (16MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 25KM/H (15MPH) in the previous month and 26KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Rhode Island in December is typically 14KM/H (9MPH). The average wind speed is 13KM/H (8MPH) in the previous month and 15KM/H (9MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Rhode Island in December is from the North West.

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