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Rhode Island is one of the states that comprise of New England. It is also the smallest of the United States, but it still has over 400 miles of shoreline. It borders with Connecticut to the west and Massachusetts to the east. The state capital and most populated city is Providence.

Rhode Island temperatures are cold during the winter period with January being the coldest month varying between 21f/6c & 37f/2c and the summer with July being the warmest month varying between 64f/17c & 83f/28c. Rainfall averages throughout the year are quite constant with between 3 and 4 inches per month.

As the Gulf Stream runs close to Rhode Island, during the summer months wetsuit diving is possible. With the Gulf Stream runnng close by, the water temperature can reach 70f. During the summer months, the flow brings fish eggs from tropical waters, which break off and hatch in warm pools. You will therefore see fish species such as Trigger fish and Butterfly fish that are unusual for these waters, but commonplace in much warmer waters. There are numerous wrecks closeby, famously just off Block Island is the wreck of the German submarine U-853, which was sunk just days before the German end of war surrender. She sits in 120 feet of water and is diveable and holes in the submarine permit access, but the submarine is classified as a war grave, as all the crew were lost when she was sunk.

Note - Travel to any destination may be adversely affected by conditions including (but not limited) to security, entry and exit requirements, health conditions, local laws and culture, natural disasters and climate. Regardless of your destination, check your local travel advisory board or department for travel advice about that location when planning your trip and again shortly before you leave.
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