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Here’s what’s happening, new, and to do today in and around Newport, Rhode Island.

Weather Forecast

  • Today – Rain likely before 2pm. Patchy fog between 7am and 1pm. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradual clearing during the afternoon, with a high near 49. South wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Tonight -Mostly clear, with a low around 24. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Gale Warning in effect from this evening through Saturday afternoon
  • Today – SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt this afternoon. Waves 3 to 4 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of rain this morning, then rain likely this afternoon. Vsby 1 nm or less.
  • TonightW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Waves around 3 ft.
  • Coastal Water Temperature – 37.0 °F

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • The sun rose in Newport at 6:49 am and sunset will be at 5:10 pm.
  • The first low tide was at 3:06 am and the next low tide will be at 3:26 pm. The first high tide will be at 9:50 am and the next high tide at 10:11 pm.
  • The lunar phase is a Waxing Crescent. Moon age is 3 days, lighting is 9%.

Happening Today

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
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.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.