Weather in Rhode Island, United States in October

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Visiting Rhode Island, United States in October

October has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 54% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day. October has total rainfall of 9.4cm (3.7inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 14 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 15°C (59°F). October 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 October?

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

October has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 54% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day. October has total rainfall of 9.4cm (3.7inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 14 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 October?

No, October is too cold for swimming in Rhode Island for any length of time, with the sea water at 15°C (59°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about October sea temperatures.

Is October a good time to holiday in Rhode Island?

Probably not, October is not a good time for a holiday in Rhode Island.

October has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 54% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day. October has total rainfall of 9.4cm (3.7inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 14 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 15°C (59°F). October is too cold for swimming in Rhode Island for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the October temperatures and sunshine.

Is Rhode Island warm in October?

No, Rhode Island is a little too chilly for sunbathing in October.

The average maximum temperature in Rhode Island in October is 17°C (62°F). The average maximum temperature is 22°C (72°) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Rhode Island in October is 13°C (55°F). The average temperature is 18°C (64°F) in the previous month and 7°C (45°F) in the next month.

More info about the October temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Rhode Island in October?

The average day light hours per day in Rhode Island in October are 11.1. The sunshine percentage is 54% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Rhode Island in October

The average maximum temperature in Rhode Island in October is 17°C (62°F). The average maximum temperature is 22°C (72°F) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Rhode Island in October is 13°C (55°F). The average temperature is 18°C (64°F) in the previous month and 7°C (45°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Rhode Island in October is 9°C (48°F). The minimum temperature is 14°C (57°F) in the previous month and 4°C (39°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Rhode Island in October

During October the average day light hours are 11.1 per day in Rhode Island. The sunshine percentage is 54% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Rhode Island in October is typically 4 during October. An ultraviolet index reading of 3 to 5 indicates there is a moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Keep out of the sun during the strongest hours around midday when unprotected skin risks burning in less than 30 minutes. For the sensitive wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating. Tanning for hours is possible with the right application of sun cream. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Rhode Island in October

The average sea water temperature in Rhode Island in October is 14.9°C (58.8°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Rhode Island in October

The average total rainfall in Rhode Island in October is 9.4cm (3.7inches) and on average there are 14 rainy days in October making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Rhode Island in October

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Rhode Island in October is 11°C (52°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 17°C (62°F) in the previous month and 6°C (6°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Rhode Island in October is typically 91.2%. The maximum relative humidity is 94% in the previous month and 87.1% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Rhode Island in October is typically 76.3%. The average relative humidity is 79% in the previous month and 72.4% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Rhode Island in October

The average maximum wind speed in Rhode Island in October is typically 23KM/H (14MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 21KM/H (13MPH) in the previous month and 25KM/H (15MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Rhode Island in October is typically 12KM/H (7MPH). The average wind speed is 10KM/H (6MPH) in the previous month and 13KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

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

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