Weather in Rhode Island, United States in January

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Visiting Rhode Island, United States in January

January has average maximum temperatures of 3°C (37°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 60% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.7 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 6cm (2.4inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.5 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 (46°F). January 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 January?

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

January has average maximum temperatures of 3°C (37°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 60% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.7 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 6cm (2.4inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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Can you swim in Rhode Island in January?

No, January is too cold for swimming in Rhode Island for any length of time, with the sea water at 8°C (46°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about January sea temperatures.

Is January a good time to holiday in Rhode Island?

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

January has average maximum temperatures of 3°C (37°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 60% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.7 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 6cm (2.4inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.5 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 (46°F). January is too cold for swimming in Rhode Island for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the January temperatures and sunshine.

Is Rhode Island warm in January?

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

The average maximum temperature in Rhode Island in January is 3°C (37°F). The average maximum temperature is 6°C (43°) in the previous month and 4°C (38°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Rhode Island in January is -1°C (30°F). The average temperature is 2°C (36°F) in the previous month and -0°C (31°F) in the next month.

More info about the January temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Rhode Island in January?

The average day light hours per day in Rhode Island in January are 9.5. The sunshine percentage is 60% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Rhode Island in January

The average maximum temperature in Rhode Island in January is 3°C (37°F). The average maximum temperature is 6°C (43°F) in the previous month and 4°C (38°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Rhode Island in January is -1°C (30°F). The average temperature is 2°C (36°F) in the previous month and -0°C (31°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Rhode Island in January is -5°C (24°F). The minimum temperature is -1°C (30°F) in the previous month and -4°C (25°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Rhode Island in January

During January the average day light hours are 9.5 per day in Rhode Island. The sunshine percentage is 60% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.7 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Rhode Island in January is typically 1.6 during January. 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 January

The average sea water temperature in Rhode Island in January is 7.5°C (45.5°F) which is extremely cold and not suitable for swimming. Taking a dip at this temperature would risk hypothermia.

Rainfall in Rhode Island in January

The average total rainfall in Rhode Island in January is 6cm (2.4inches) and on average there are 10.5 rainy days in January making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Rhode Island in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Rhode Island in January is -2°C (28°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 2°C (35°F) in the previous month and -2°C (-2°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Rhode Island in January is typically 84.2%. The maximum relative humidity is 86.8% in the previous month and 82.1% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Rhode Island in January is typically 69.3%. The average relative humidity is 72.3% in the previous month and 66% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Rhode Island in January

The average maximum wind speed in Rhode Island in January is typically 26KM/H (16MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 26KM/H (16MPH) in the previous month and 27KM/H (17MPH) in the next month.

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

The average wind direction in Rhode Island in January is from the West-Northwest.

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