Average October Weather in Rhode Island

Typical temperatures, precipitation, humidity and sunshine during October at cities and towns throughout Rhode Island are listed below.

Temperatures in Rhode Island for October

This table gives the averages in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius for maximum and minimum monthly temperatures. These normal temperatures are based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

Average October temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
65 42 Kingston 18 6
63 49 Newport 17 10
61 42 North Foster 16 6
64 45 Providence 18 7
64 47 Tiverton 18 8
64 47 Westerly 18 8
64 42 Woonsocket 18 6

Precipitation in Rhode Island for October

Here are the October averages for rainfall plus snowfall in Rhode Island. Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets this month and for the normal amount of precipitation, based on the weather during 1991 to 2020. The calculation of days only includes those when precipitation totalled 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

Average precipitation in October
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Kingston 5.0 126
9 Newport 4.7 120
12 North Foster 5.0 127
10 Providence 4.2 106
12 Tiverton 4.5 115
11 Westerly 4.3 109
11 Woonsocket 5.1 129

Sunshine in Rhode Island for October

In the table below, the average number of Sunny Days in Rhode Island is the total days this month when the sky is mostly clear. This includes the days when cloud covers up to 30% of the sky during daylight hours.

Partly Sunny Days have cloud covering from 40% to 70% of the sky during the daytime. The rest of the days during October are mainly overcast, with at least 80% cloud cover. Total Days With Sun is a sum of the Sunny plus Partly Sunny days.

Days of sunshine in October
City Sunny Partly Sunny Total Days
With Sun
Block Island 11 8 19
Providence 11 8 19

Humidity in Rhode Island

In the table below, the Daily number is the average of relative humidity readings taken every three hours throughout the day. Morning percentages are for 7 am and Afternoon levels are for 4 pm local standard time. All the humidity numbers are averages for the years 1961 to 1990.

Average October humidity (%)
Daily City Morning Afternoon
70 Providence 80 57

National Climatic Data Center. Comparative Climatic Data.

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

World Data Center for Meteorology. Climate of the World.

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