Weather in Rhode Island, United States in August

So you're interested in going to Rhode Island, United States in August

August is a hot and rainy time for sunbathing in Rhode Island. August is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Rhode Island for any length of time. Consider visiting Rhode Island in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for August.

Temperature in Rhode Island in August

The average maximum temperature in Rhode Island in August is 26°. The average maximum temperature is 26° in the previous month and 22° in the next month.

The average temperature in Rhode Island in August is 21°. The average temperature ranges is 22° in the previous month and 18° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Rhode Island in August is 18°. The minimum temperature is 19° in the previous month and 14° in the next month.

Sunshine in Rhode Island in August

The average day light hours per day in Rhode Island in August are 13.9 and there are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day on average during August making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover.

The ultraviolet index in Rhode Island in August is typically 8.6 during August. An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and 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. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Rhode Island in August

The average sea water temperature in Rhode Island in August is 19.1° which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in Rhode Island in August

The average total rainfall in Rhode Island in August is 77.3cm and on average there are 10.8 rainy days in August making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Rhode Island in August

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Rhode Island in August is 19° which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach. The dew point is 20° in the previous month and 17° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Rhode Island in August is typically 94.5%. The maximum relative humidity is 95.3% in the previous month and 94% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Rhode Island in August is typically 79.7%. The average relative humidity is 81.5% in the previous month and 79% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Rhode Island in August

The average maximum wind speed in Rhode Island in August is typically 20kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 20kmh in the previous month and 21kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Rhode Island in August is typically 8kmh. The average wind speed is 9kmh in the previous month and 10kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Rhode Island in August is from the South-Southwest.

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