The best times to visit Wakefield for ideal weather are

April 23rd to July 1st

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

 

 


Other Wakefield Travel Info

Weather in Wakefield

Temperature

Average temperatures in Wakefield 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 30th 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 Wakefield, 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 84.1°F (28.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.6°F (22.6°C) at night.

Wakefield Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Wakefield Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Wakefield Perceived Temperature (F)

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Wakefield Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Wakefield 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 37.5 32.8 27.1
Feb 39.2 34 27.6
Mar 48.1 42.4 35.7
Apr 58.5 53.2 46.7
May 69.3 63.5 56.8
Jun 77.2 71.3 64.5
Jul 83.5 78 71.7
Aug 81.4 75.9 69.5
Sep 74.2 69.6 63.4
Oct 63.5 58.8 52.6
Nov 51.9 47.8 42.6
Dec 44.1 39.6 34.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 3.1 0.4 -2.7
Feb 4 1.1 -2.4
Mar 8.9 5.8 2.1
Apr 14.7 11.8 8.2
May 20.7 17.5 13.8
Jun 25.1 21.8 18.1
Jul 28.6 25.6 22.1
Aug 27.4 24.4 20.8
Sep 23.4 20.9 17.4
Oct 17.5 14.9 11.4
Nov 11.1 8.8 5.9
Dec 6.7 4.2 1.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Wakefield are September, 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 mid to late September. For example, on the week of September 17th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.

When can you find snow in Wakefield? 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 Wakefield.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 21% 0 3.8
Feb 22% 0 4
Mar 21% 0 5.5
Apr 22% 0 4.4
May 18% 0 2.8
Jun 23% 0 4.6
Jul 23% 0 4.3
Aug 17% 0 3.6
Sep 16% 0 3.6
Oct 22% 0 3.8
Nov 20% 0 3.5
Dec 26% 0 6.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 21 0 9.7
Feb 22 0 10.2
Mar 21 0 14
Apr 22 0 11.2
May 18 0 7.1
Jun 23 0 11.7
Jul 23 0 10.9
Aug 17 0 9.1
Sep 16 0 9.1
Oct 22 0 9.7
Nov 20 0 8.9
Dec 26 0 15.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Wakefield has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is March (47.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (64%).

Wind in Wakefield is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by October and March. April’s average wind speed of around 11 knots (12.7 MPH or 20.4 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 16.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 9.5 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Feb 10.2 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
Mar 10.6 Gentle breeze 15.7 Significant breeze
Apr 11 Significant breeze 15.6 Significant breeze
May 10.6 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
Jun 10 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Jul 9.8 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Aug 9.4 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Sep 10.1 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Oct 10.7 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Nov 10 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
Dec 10 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 51.9%
Feb 53.7%
Mar 47.6%
Apr 48.6%
May 53.1%
Jun 56.9%
Jul 55.9%
Aug 54.8%
Sep 56%
Oct 56.5%
Nov 50.8%
Dec 64%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Wakefield?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 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 Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Wakefield, 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 Wakefield 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

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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 Wakefield Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 75.5°F (24.2°C) and 40.6°F (4.8°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 7 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 Wakefield, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 78°F (25.6°C) and 48°F (8.9°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 7 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 Wakefield to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 45.4°F (7.4°C) and 35.6°F (2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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