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Newport, RI – Here’s a look at the day ahead in Newport, RI.


  • Today – Showers likely, mainly between 10 am and 5 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. South wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Tonight – A chance of showers, mainly between 7pm and 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


  • Today – S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt this afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 ft. Showers likely.
  • Tonight – W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.
  • Coastal Water Temperature – 54.0 °F

Sun, Moon, Tide:

  • The sun will rise in Newport at 7:07 am and sunset will be at 5:52 pm.
  • The first low tide was at 12:41 am and the next low tide will be at 1:15 pm. The first high tide will be at 7:23 am and the next high tide at 7:42 pm.
  • Today we will have 10 hours and 45 minutes of sun. The solar transit will be at 12:29 pm.
  • The lunar phase is a Waxing Gibbous. Moon age is 13 days, lighting is 97%.

Cruise Ship Schedule

  1. Wednesday – Crystal Symphony (Capacity: 922 passengers, 545 crew)
  2. Wednesday – Insignia (Capacity: 824 passengers, 400 crew)
  3. Friday – NCL Gem (Capacity: 2,394 passengers, 1070 crew)
  4. Sunday – Victory 1 (Capacity: 202, 84 crew)

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Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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