Weather in July
is emblematic of the height of summer in New York
State. It often competes with August
for the title of the hottest month of the year. Extended daylight, pronounced warmth, and heightened humidity define this mid-summer month, leading many to seek respite in cooler indoor locations or at the state's various water bodies.
In the upstate areas, particularly around the Appalachian and Adirondack Mountains, temperatures generally range from 65°F to 85°F. While occasional rain showers persist, the frequency of thunderstorms and heatwaves sees an uptick during July. These regions, especially those at higher elevations, can sometimes offer slightly cooler retreats than the rest of the state.
Downstate New York, which covers the Greater New York Metropolitan Area and Long Island, typically witnesses temperatures oscillating between 70°F and 90°F. The urban heat island effect remains prominent in dense urban settings like New York City, occasionally pushing temperatures a notch higher, especially during nights when the concrete jungle releases stored heat.
Compared to the somewhat milder warmth of June
, July dives deep into the core of summer. The heat can often be oppressive, especially during heatwaves when temperatures soar even higher. Outdoor activities in July are best enjoyed during the early morning or late evening to avoid the midday sun. As the month progresses, residents and visitors keenly await the subtle transition towards the concluding days of peak summer in August, often hoping for a respite from July's fervent heat.
- New York - July »
The month with the most rainfall in New York is July, when the rain falls for 18.5 days and typically aggregates up to 4.02" of precipitation. July, noted for its average high-temperature of 82.9°F and an average low-temperature of 69.4°F, is considered the warmest month in New York.
- Buffalo - July »
The warmest time of the year in Buffalo is July, with temperatures averaging a high of 79.5°F and a low of 63.1°F. The month with the most sunshine in Buffalo is July, with an average of 10.3h of sunshine.
- Rochester - July »
As the heart of summer, July is the warmest month in Rochester with a high average temperature of 77.9°F. With an average maximum UV index of 6, July is the month with the highest UV index in Rochester, New York.
- Yonkers - July »
The month with the most rainfall in Yonkers is July, when the rain falls for 11.3 days and typically aggregates up to 0.98" of precipitation. The month with the most sunshine in Yonkers is July, with an average of 10.5h of sunshine.
- Syracuse - July »
In Syracuse, in July, during 15 rainfall days, 1.5" of precipitation is typically accumulated. July has the most sunshine of the year in Syracuse with an average of 10.3h of sunshine.
- Albany - July »
On the last day of July, in Albany sunrise is at 5:45 am and sunset at 8:17 pm EDT. July is Albany's warmest month, registering average high temperatures of 81.3°F and lows of 59.5°F.
- New Rochelle - July »
July, recording an average high temperature of 82.9°F and a low temperature of 69.4°F, is New Rochelle's warmest month. The month with the most sunshine in New Rochelle is July, with an average of 10.7h of sunshine.
- Mount Vernon - July »
The month with the most rainfall in Mount Vernon is July, when the rain falls for 18.2 days and typically aggregates up to 3.74" of precipitation. July is the warmest month in Mount Vernon, New York, exhibiting average temperatures of 83.5°F at the peak and 69.4°F at the base.
- Schenectady - July »
As the year hits mid-point, July stands out as the warmest month in Schenectady, with temperatures elevating to a high of 81.3°F. July is the month when Schenectady experiences its warmest temperatures, averaging a high of 81.3°F and a low of 59.7°F.
- Utica - July »
The warmest month in Utica, New York, is July, with an average high-temperature of 77.9°F and an average low-temperature of 57.9°F. In Utica during July, the rain falls for 17.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.15" of precipitation.
- White Plains - July »
White Plains's temperature records reveal July as the warmest month, marked by average highs of 82.8°F and lows of 68.2°F. White Plains's July weather, marked by an average high temperature of 82.8°F and an average low temperature of 68.2°F, is the warmest in the year.
- Hempstead - July »
July, typically the hottest month in Hempstead, ushers in the peak of summer, offering extended daylight and the highest recorded temperature of the year. Hempstead's July weather reaches an average high of 80.2°F and an average low of 71.4°F, making it the warmest month.