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Best time to visit New York City

The best time to visit New York City is anytime, but probably best in spring, from March to June, and autumn, from September to November.

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New York Central Park

Summer in Central Park – Image courtesy of newyork-wallpapers.com


New York City Weather

New York's continental climate pattern receives four distinct seasons – spring (March-May), summer (June-August), autumn (September-November) and winter (December-February).

Summer in New York can be hot and humid with an average temperature is 29°C (84°F), but between mid-July and mid-August temperatures can reach 38°C (100°F) with 90 per cent humidity. July is the wettest month, although you can expect rain showers throughout the year.

Autumn, sees temperatures drop from a high of 25°C (77°F) September to 18°C (64°F) in October and 13°C (55°F) in November. Night-time lows are 11°C (51°F) in October and 5°C (41°F) in November.

Winter, from December to February, sees an average high of 5°C, with an average low of -3°C (26°F).

Spring, from March to May, receives an average high of 10°C (50°F) in March, 16°C (60°F) in April and 22°C (71°F) in May.

Seasons

High season: Christmas, New Year and especially the first two weeks of December during the shopping sales.

Low season: July and August offer the best hotel deals despite the humid weather. Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend (fourth Thursday in November) is also good value.


New York City Monthly Weather Chart

Ave Temperature (°C) 0 2 6 11 17 22 25 25 20 14 9 3
Ave High Temperature (°C) 4 6 10 16 22 27 30 29 25 18 13 7
Ave Low Temperature (°C) --3 --2 1 7 12 17 21 20 17 11 5 0
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 5 6 7 8 8 9 9 9 7 7 5 5
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Comfort – Heat & Humidity Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Moderately hot icon High heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity
Average Relative Humidity (%) 67 67 66 64 72 74 74 76 78 75 72 69
UV Index 2 3 4 6 7 8 8 8 6 4 2 1
Days with some Rain 10 9 11 11 11 9 8 9 8 7 10 11
Ave Monthly Rainfall (mm) 80 70 100 100 95 100 115 105 95 95 85 92
Sea Temperature (°C) 15 14 14 15 18 22 25 27 25 22 19 16
(New York City, USA) J F M A M J J A S O N D

Latest update New York City honeymoon destination: 7 February, 2017


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