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Rhode Island, located in the region of the United States known as “New England”, sees a full cycle of seasons throughout the year. The winter in Rhode Island is very cold and snowy, with temperatures averaging between 20° and 40° F (-7 °and 4° C) and anywhere from 5” to 30” (12.7cm to 76.2cm) of snowfall. Spring can be unpredictable, but is often mild and rainy, with temperatures around 50° and 60 ° F (10° and 16° C). In the summer, temperatures can reach into the upper 80’s and 90’s (27° – 32° C), with some humidity. Fall then becomes cooler, with temperatures averaging between 40° and 60° F (4° and 10° C).