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Holiday Planner: Weather, travel and all the resources you need


(WPRI) — The holidays are a time to enjoy our friends and family. Here are some resources to help you have a safe and enjoyable time, whether you’re traveling or staying at home.

Holiday Weather

The new year is getting off to a mostly sunny and seasonable start. Afternoon temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s.

For those participating in a polar plunge, the ocean temperature along the south coast ranges between 42° – 45°. Breezy as well, with westerly winds of 10-15 mph.

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When you’re on the go – don’t forget to download the Pinpoint Weather and Eyewitness News apps.

New Years Day Events

People across Southern New England will be taking a plunge for various causes on Wednesday. Here’s a look at some of the planned events:

44th Annual Penguin Plunge: Hundreds of people will be “freezin’ for a reason” to benefit Special Olympics Rhode Island

A Wish Come True’s 16th Annual Polar Plunge: A great way to start the year off by giving back to someone in your community! This year we are helping Henry, a 4-year-old boy with brain cancer. Let’s make his wish to go to Disney World come true!

  • Where: Easton’s Beach in Newport
  • When:
    • 11 a.m. – Music, snacks and prizes
    • 12 p.m. – Take the plunge!
    • 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. After-party at O’Brien’s Pub
  • Learn More »

9th Annual RICAN/Ocean House Marina Polar Plunge

  • Where: Charlestown Beach
  • When: Registration starts at 11:30 a.m.; take the plunge at noon
  • Learn More »

9th Annual Frozen Clam Dip and Obstaplunge: The world’s only New Year’s Day plunge featuring an obstacle course! All proceeds will benefit Mentor Rhode Island.

  • Where: Goddard Memorial State Park – 1095 Ives Road, Warwick
  • When: 11 a.m. check-in; 12 p.m. plunge
  • Learn More »

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

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Millions of people, whether by plane, train or automobile, travel for the holidays. Here are some resources to help you get home safely and on time.

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