The best times to visit Smithfield for ideal weather are

April 30th to October 14th

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



Other Smithfield Travel Info

Weather in Smithfield


Average temperatures in Smithfield vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 48th 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 Smithfield, 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 83.2°F (28.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64°F (17.8°C) at night.

Smithfield Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Smithfield 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.

Smithfield Perceived Temperature (F)


Smithfield Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Smithfield 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 36.1 27.8 20.6
Feb 36.8 27.9 20.1
Mar 46.7 36.7 28.6
Apr 59 48.3 39.3
May 69.6 58.5 49.2
Jun 75.5 65.3 56.4
Jul 81.7 71.6 62.9
Aug 79.3 69.2 60.3
Sep 73 63.1 54.6
Oct 62.2 52.6 44.1
Nov 51.3 42.5 34.9
Dec 42.3 34.2 27.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 2.3 -2.3 -6.3
Feb 2.7 -2.3 -6.6
Mar 8.2 2.6 -1.9
Apr 15 9.1 4.1
May 20.9 14.7 9.6
Jun 24.2 18.5 13.6
Jul 27.6 22 17.2
Aug 26.3 20.7 15.7
Sep 22.8 17.3 12.6
Oct 16.8 11.4 6.7
Nov 10.7 5.8 1.6
Dec 5.7 1.2 -2.6



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Smithfield are August, September, 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 mid to late September. For example, on the week of September 17th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early October with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of October 1st.

When can you find snow in Smithfield? 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 Smithfield.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 12% 0 2
Feb 17% 0 3
Mar 15% 0 3.5
Apr 15% 0 3.5
May 11% 0 1.8
Jun 16% 0 2.5
Jul 17% 0 4
Aug 11% 0 2.2
Sep 11% 0 2.7
Oct 14% 0 2.9
Nov 14% 0 2.7
Dec 16% 0 3.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 12 0 5.1
Feb 17 0 7.6
Mar 15 0 8.9
Apr 15 0 8.9
May 11 0 4.6
Jun 16 0 6.4
Jul 17 0 10.2
Aug 11 0 5.6
Sep 11 0 6.9
Oct 14 0 7.4
Nov 14 0 6.9
Dec 16 0 9.4


Humidity and Wind

Smithfield has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (46.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (66.8%).

Wind in Smithfield is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 7.4 knots (8.5 MPH or 13.7 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 mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 15.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 6.6 Light breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Feb 7.3 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Mar 7.4 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Apr 6.9 Light breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
May 5.5 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Jun 4.8 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.2 Light breeze 9.5 Significant breeze
Aug 4.1 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.7 Light breeze 9.7 Significant breeze
Oct 5.3 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Nov 6.3 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Dec 6.7 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 50.2%
Feb 46.9%
Mar 46.4%
Apr 46.3%
May 54%
Jun 64%
Jul 66.3%
Aug 66.8%
Sep 65%
Oct 58.6%
Nov 53.9%
Dec 58.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Smithfield?

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 Smithfield, 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 Smithfield 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 Smithfield Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 74.8°F (23.8°C) and 39°F (3.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 5 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 3 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Smithfield, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 77.6°F (25.3°C) and 46°F (7.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 4 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 Smithfield to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 43.8°F (6.6°C) and 31.6°F (-0.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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