Rhode Island May Temperature by Year

This page is a list of the average statewide temperature in the month of May in Rhode Island for each year from 1895–2023. It is a statewide average over the entire territory of the state, based on data from the NOAA.
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What Was the Hottest May in Rhode Island History?
1991 was the warmest May in Rhode Island history. Statewide, the average daily high temperature was 74.2 °F, and the average low was 49.6 °F.
What Was the Coldest May in Rhode Island History?
1917 was the coolest May in Rhode Island history. Statewide, the average daily high temperature was 57.6 °F, and the average low was 40.1 °F.
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Year Rank High (°F) Low (°F)
2023 68 68.2 44.2
2022 7 69.7 50.8
2021 31 69.1 47.3
2020 59 67.0 46.1
2019 64 65.5 47.2
2018 2 72.1 50.7
2017 63 65.2 47.8
2016 34 68.2 47.6
2015 3 73.1 49.4
2014 33 68.0 47.9
2013 26 70.1 46.8
2012 6 69.4 51.9
2011 18 67.7 50.1
2010 5 72.0 49.8
2009 39 67.1 48.4
2008 82 65.8 45.1
2007 16 70.8 47.2
2006 55 66.1 47.9
2005 126 60.9 43.3
2004 21 69.3 48.1
2003 107 63.5 44.6
2002 86 65.7 44.8
2001 18 70.0 47.8
2000 50 67.7 46.6
1999 27 69.2 47.5
1998 9 70.4 49.2
1997 107 63.6 44.3
1996 71 67.0 45.0
1995 82 65.4 45.3
1994 91 65.6 44.4
1993 16 70.0 47.9
1992 79 67.4 44.1
1991 1 74.2 49.6
1990 103 63.7 44.6
1989 42 67.8 47.4
1988 59 66.2 46.8
1987 50 68.3 46.0
1986 39 68.5 46.8
1985 39 68.8 46.5
1984 79 65.8 45.6
1983 99 63.2 45.5
1982 47 68.0 46.5
1981 44 68.6 46.4
1980 31 68.9 47.5
1979 13 68.0 50.8
1978 71 65.9 46.2
1977 21 70.5 46.9
1976 71 66.5 45.6
1975 12 70.3 49.0
1974 103 63.9 44.4
1973 86 64.4 46.1
1972 68 66.9 45.6
1971 91 64.8 45.1
1970 54 67.5 46.7
1969 71 67.1 45.0
1968 95 65.3 44.3
1967 128 60.1 39.9
1966 110 63.4 44.2
1965 24 70.5 46.7
1964 24 71.4 45.9
1963 82 66.9 44.0
1962 88 65.7 44.8
1961 109 63.6 44.3
1960 50 67.4 46.9
1959 15 71.0 47.3
1958 114 63.1 44.0
1957 47 69.0 45.5
1956 125 63.1 41.3
1955 21 70.8 46.7
1954 99 63.7 45.0
1953 45 67.3 47.6
1952 88 65.2 45.1
1951 57 67.8 45.7
1950 113 63.2 44.2
1949 56 68.0 45.9
1948 106 62.6 45.6
1947 95 64.6 45.0
1946 91 65.3 44.6
1945 121 62.6 44.4
1944 3 73.2 49.1
1943 64 66.3 46.4
1942 8 70.1 50.0
1941 50 69.8 44.7
1940 91 64.8 45.2
1939 66 68.0 44.6
1938 114 64.0 43.1
1937 47 68.8 45.8
1936 34 69.4 46.4
1935 114 65.0 42.3
1934 34 69.1 46.6
1933 27 69.4 47.5
1932 59 67.8 45.3
1931 57 67.4 46.1
1930 29 69.4 47.2
1929 59 67.6 45.7
1928 114 63.2 44.0
1927 122 62.5 44.0
1926 114 64.8 42.4
1925 110 65.3 42.4
1924 123 62.1 43.8
1923 99 65.7 43.2
1922 29 70.2 46.4
1921 81 66.5 44.6
1920 124 62.9 42.5
1919 68 66.3 46.0
1918 9 71.1 48.6
1917 129 57.6 40.1
1916 77 65.6 46.2
1915 114 63.5 43.6
1914 37 69.4 46.3
1913 114 63.9 43.2
1912 71 65.6 46.4
1911 14 71.0 47.6
1910 95 64.3 45.4
1909 102 64.1 44.4
1908 45 67.3 47.5
1907 127 59.7 40.8
1906 66 67.6 44.9
1905 82 65.7 45.2
1904 20 69.4 48.2
1903 42 69.5 45.6
1902 90 65.8 44.3
1901 110 63.0 44.6
1900 103 65.7 42.6
1899 78 67.0 44.6
1898 98 63.7 45.7
1897 71 65.5 46.5
1896 9 71.6 48.0
1895 37 69.3 46.4