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Rhode Island
Wave Heights



Near Shore Wave Height Forecast
*Rhode Island surf and weather forecast based on Narragansett


Today
Today<br>Rain.  Patchy fog. High near 42. South wind 11 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
TuesdayTuesday<br>A chance of showers, mainly after 1pm.  Patchy fog before 11am, then patchy fog after noon.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts
Wednesday
Wednesday<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 48. North wind 10 to 14 mph.
Thursday
Thursday<br>Sunny, with a high near 46.
Friday
Friday<br>A chance of rain after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday
Saturday<br>Rain likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday
Sunday<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 48.
12AM-13mph from the E
03AM-11mph from the E
06AM-11mph from the ESE
12PM-14mph from the SSE
03PM-9mph from the S
06PM-7mph from the SW
12AM-3mph from the W
03AM-2mph from the NNE
06AM-2mph from the E
12PM-7mph from the ESE
03PM-8mph from the ESE
06PM-6mph from the ESE
12AM-6mph from the NNE
03AM-7mph from the N
06AM-9mph from the N
12PM-13mph from the N
03PM-11mph from the N
06PM-11mph from the N
12AM-14mph from the NNW
03AM-13mph from the NNW
06AM-14mph from the NNW
12PM-8mph from the N
03PM-6mph from the WNW
06PM-5mph from the S
12AM-3mph from the WSW
03AM-3mph from the NW
06AM-6mph from the NE
12PM-7mph from the ESE
03PM-8mph from the SE
06PM-10mph from the SE
12AM-14mph from the ESE
03AM-15mph from the ESE
06AM-16mph from the ESE
12PM-16mph from the E
03PM-16mph from the ENE
06PM-16mph from the NNE
12AM-13mph from the N
03AM-10mph from the N
06AM-10mph from the NNW
12PM-9mph from the WNW
03PM-8mph from the WNW
06PM-8mph from the WNW


How this works

This chart shows you 7-days worth of swell/weather/wind information all in place. You have “incoming swell” (in feet) charted by the blue line on the gray graph. You have the weather icons for each day below the graph and you have the wind, speed and direction represented by the directional arrows topped by a blue “wind strength” indicator.

These nearshore wave height forecasts are custom built for each surf region using an average/above-average indicator break as a focal point. These forecasts aren’t just some knock-off of a generic Wavewatch III spectral point being regurgitated, these are true nearshore forecasts that use proprietary algorithms factoring in things like swell windows, island shadowing, bathymetry data, swell-period travel time, and other critical forecast components that tune the nearshore forecast specifically for your region, giving you a good solid overview of incoming swell, weather and wind, so that you can go out and find the best spot to score.

Rhode Island Offshore Swell Forecast

How this works

The Offshore Swell Forecast shows you the 7-day forecast starting at the current time and going out from the latest forecast run. Mousing over any part of the graph (any line including the solid shaded area in the background) will pop up a new box near your pointer that shows the DATE/TIME/COMBINED BUOY HEIGHT in the top of the box, and then the specifics of the line you are hovering over like SWELL HEIGHT, SWELL PERIOD, SWELL DIRECTION (both in Simple Compass direction, like Northwest, and specific degrees 308). If you follow the contour of the line you can see hour by hour how that swell behaves over the course of the forecast period.

*Note: clicking on an individual swell in the legend of the chart you can “hide” that data stream making the chart easier to navigate