Bristol, Rhode Island, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Bristol, Rhode Island, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Bristol, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Bristol, Rhode Island, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Bristol, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Bristol, Rhode Island, United States of America by month

January

January in Bristol is pretty cool. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) to high 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket

February

February in Bristol is cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) to low 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment

March

March in Bristol is brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) to high 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat

April

If you go to Bristol in April, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat

May

May in Bristol is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to high 60s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

June

June in Bristol is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat

July

If you go to Bristol in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear

August

If you go to Bristol in August, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

September

If you visit Bristol during September, you are likely to find that it is warm.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

Traveling to Bristol in October, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage

November

In November, Bristol is brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) and occasionally jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Bristol, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

December

In December, Bristol can be brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Bristol, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Heavy jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Bristol, Rhode Island, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bristol, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Bristol
  • Appropriate museum wear

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