The best times to visit Newport for ideal weather are

May 14th to October 21st

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



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Weather in Newport


Average temperatures in Newport vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 34th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Newport, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 81.8°F (27.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.3°F (19.1°C) at night.

Newport Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Newport Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Newport Perceived Temperature (F)


Newport Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Newport Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 38.5 30.8 24
Feb 38.9 30.9 23.5
Mar 46.7 38.1 30.7
Apr 56.9 47.7 40
May 66.4 57.1 49.3
Jun 73.9 65.3 57.9
Jul 80.4 72.2 65.1
Aug 79.1 70.9 63.3
Sep 73.5 65.2 57.5
Oct 63.6 55.7 47.9
Nov 53.5 45.7 38.3
Dec 45.5 37.8 30.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 3.6 -0.7 -4.4
Feb 3.8 -0.6 -4.7
Mar 8.2 3.4 -0.7
Apr 13.8 8.7 4.4
May 19.1 13.9 9.6
Jun 23.3 18.5 14.4
Jul 26.9 22.3 18.4
Aug 26.2 21.6 17.4
Sep 23.1 18.4 14.2
Oct 17.6 13.2 8.8
Nov 11.9 7.6 3.5
Dec 7.5 3.2 -0.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Newport are January, August, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late February and early March with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of February 26th.

When can you find snow in Newport? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Newport.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Newport (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 17% 0 2.3
Feb 20% 0 2.3
Mar 19% 0 4.2
Apr 20% 0 3.6
May 18% 0 2.6
Jun 22% 0 3.5
Jul 21% 0 4
Aug 17% 0 3
Sep 20% 0 3.2
Oct 20% 0 3.5
Nov 19% 0 3
Dec 25% 0 4.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 17 0 5.8
Feb 20 0 5.8
Mar 19 0 10.7
Apr 20 0 9.1
May 18 0 6.6
Jun 22 0 8.9
Jul 21 0 10.2
Aug 17 0 7.6
Sep 20 0 8.1
Oct 20 0 8.9
Nov 19 0 7.6
Dec 25 0 11.2


Humidity and Wind

Newport has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (53.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (73.1%).

Wind in Newport is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and January. March’s average wind speed of around 8.1 knots (9.3 MPH or 15 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early February where average top sustained speeds reach 15.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Newport.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 7.6 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Feb 7.9 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Mar 8.1 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Apr 7.4 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
May 6.4 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Jun 5.7 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Jul 5.2 Light breeze 10.7 Significant breeze
Aug 5 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.5 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Oct 6.5 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Nov 7.3 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Dec 7.6 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 55.4%
Feb 53.3%
Mar 55.1%
Apr 57.7%
May 66.7%
Jun 71.5%
Jul 73.1%
Aug 71.1%
Sep 71%
Oct 66.2%
Nov 60.9%
Dec 63.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Newport?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Dec 04, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Newport, RI, US is July, followed by June and August. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Newport in January. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 51.4 in January means 51.4% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Newport Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 71.7°F (22.1°C) and 39.9°F (4.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 5 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Newport, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 77°F (25°C) and 49.7°F (9.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Newport to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 46.6°F (8.1°C) and 34.9°F (1.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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