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.
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.
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|
|Average Relative Humidity (%)||67||67||66||64||72||74||74||76||78||75||72||69|
|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|
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