Don't ask us to explain it in meteorological terms, but when it comes to weather here, the one constant is change. Over the course of any given day, we may have sun, and totally clear skies, followed by rain and wind. Or a foggy morning may give way to an unseasonably warm, sunny afternoon. So before you cancel a trip to Newport based on a generalized forecast of inclement weather, know that by the time you get here, things will probably have changed—and you could be basking in sun and blue skies.
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Of course, we do have our share of dramatic weather in the winter, and plenty of opportunities for storm-watching. Churning waves often reach substantial heights, new beach contours are formed overnight, and you have a front row seat to Mother Nature's fury. Objects from as far away as Asia makes beach-combing especially fun after a winter storm.
What kind of seasonal weather can you generally expect in Newport?
Winter: Occasional big waves and big weather, but a surprising number of crisp, crystal-clear days perfect for long beach walks.
Spring: Brisk days with sun and clouds playing hide and seek.
Summer: Dry, sunny days and mild nights.
Fall: Lovely Indian Summer temperatures, gentle breezes.