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Best time to visit New York City

Anytime, but best in spring, from March to June, and autumn, from September to November.

Summer in New York is hot and humid. The summer average temperature is 29°C (84°F), while winter averages 2°C (35°F).


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 – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 0 2 6 11 17 22 25 25 20 14 9 3
Ave High Temp (°C) 4 6 10 16 22 27 30 29 25 18 13 7
Ave Low Temp (°C) --3 --2 1 7 12 17 21 20 17 11 5 0
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 5 6 7 8 8 9 9 9 7 7 5 5
Daylight (Hrs daily) 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Comfort Level 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
UV Index 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 Rainfall (mm) 80 70 100 100 95 100 115 105 95 95 85 92
Sea Temp (°C) 15 14 14 15 18 22 25 27 25 22 19 16
(New York, USA) J F M A M J J A S O N D

Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).


Latest update: New York City Weather: 16 July, 2020


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