Information & Facts
The Rhode Island climate tends to be unpredictable and
changeable, though it is predominately humid, with short summers
and cold winters with snow. On average, monthly temperatures range
from about 82°F (28°C) to 20°F (-7°C). In comparison to the inland
regions, the coastal areas of Rhode Island, including Narragansett
Bay, are usually cooler in summer and warmer in winter. July and
August tend to be the warmest times of year and temperatures reach
80-85°F (26-29°C), though inland is usually hotter. January is
normally the coldest month of the usually chilly winters, with
temperatures on average dropping to about 30°F (-1°C). Storms and
hurricanes do occur in Rhode Island, causing considerable
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).