Monthly weather forecast and climate
New York, NY

The sunset view over New York city skyscrapers in New York, with the dramatic night sky
The sunset view over New York city skyscrapers in New York, with the dramatic night sky
New York City, the most populated city in the United States, has a humid subtropical climate classified as Cfa in the Köppen climatic classification. Characterized by cold winters and hot summers, New York experiences stable and evenly distributed rainfall throughout the year. NYC also experiences four distinct seasons and remains a vibrant tourist destination throughout the year.

Spring is a lovely time in New York, with temperatures warming up from the winter cold. Flowering trees make a great sight both at night and during the day.
Many tourists frequent parks to enjoy the lovely scenes. Touring New York on feet is lovely. Comfortable walking shoes for touring magnificent sceneries like Central Park is highly recommended. The weather fluctuates between warm and pleasant, and rainy accompanied by afternoon thunderstorms. Expect light showers of rain occasionally but generally reigns constant pleasant weather. Dressing moderately warm helps with the weather uncertainties.

Summertime in New York runs from June through July and is characterized by moderately high humidity, rainfall, and high temperatures. Daytime is scorching and oppressively hot, but hats, sunglasses, and New York's beaches make the high temperatures bearable. The sun shines throughout most days during summer, heating the ocean to moderately warm temperatures. This weather makes summer the best time for a swim in New York. The nights get mildly warm but remain calm and pleasant.
Most tourists love New York nights in summer as they are an excellent time for a night stroll in the city. Rainfall is moderately high and comes in the early afternoons occasionally accompanied by light thunderstorms.

The fall season comes in September and lasts through November with the most pleasant weather. Temperatures are mildly warm, and New York City beams with the magnificent trees losing their leaves and crowds of tourists visiting parks for the best view. The nights are cool with bearable temperatures.
Wearing warm outfits make night strolls throughout New York desirable. The beaches are alive with activities as are the museums and all the sight-seeing spots around New York. Autumn is one of the loveliest times to be in New York.

Winter in New York is the opposite of summer - characterized by low temperatures both during the day and at night. During the day, it gets better as the sun comes up, and people love to walk and skate in the snow that is typical for January and February. Packing heavy clothing and footwear in winter is recommended.
Rainfall in winter is minimal but makes New York moderately wet and slippery in the snow. December and January are graced by beautiful celebrations, including Christmas and New Year parties that make New York attractive from the decorations and the general celebratory moods.
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New York is a beautiful place to visit in spring and during the fall season. The weather is excellent with warm, pleasant temperatures during the day and beautiful skies and well-lit streets at night. During spring, the trees flowering everywhere make New York a sight to behold, and the scents make the air smell delightful. The parks get covered in blooms, and the grass appears green and attractive. The birds chirping in the trees, and the bees collecting nectar makes a great time to connect with nature. During the fall, the weather is warm and friendly, and the environment in New York has a golden glow owing it to the trees dropping their leaves. The air is crisp and fresh, and the humidity is tolerable. The fall attracts more tourists, especially the non-lovers of freezing and scorching temperatures.

It is impossible to declare a bad time to visit New York City, but perhaps the icy weather in winter makes it an unfavorable time to visit. The temperatures remain extremely low, and at night they get even lower. The chilly winds experienced in winter bring cold air that may not be adequate for most people. Rainfall experienced in winter may be minimal, but it makes the weather worse. Icy, rainy, and windy days make it hard to experience the brighter side of New York as it limits most activities indoors. Walking in the parks gets tricky with the snow, as does ocean activities due to the cold ocean temperatures. Skating and indoors celebrations remain in place. However, warm dressing still allows for outdoor activities.

The months that receive high rainfall make New York City susceptible to flash floods that can cause great damage both to people and to property. The rains may also be accompanied by thunderstorms that get quite hazardous in high-intensity occurrences.

January is New York's coldest month with longer days and shorter nights. The temperatures hover between 42.8°F (6°C) and lows of 26.6°F (-3°C), seldom dropping to 14°F (-10°C). Cold winds make it even chiller, especially during the night and in early mornings. Weather in January »

February in New York remains cold with temperatures reading 26.6°F (-3°C) on the coldest days and 44.6°F (7°C) on the warmest days. Chilly winds still blow, making the weather appear even colder. At night the temperatures may go as low as 21.2°F (-6°C). Weather in February »

March is a transitional month in New York, and the first few days may still have winter-like weather, but expect spring weather from mid-March onwards. The temperatures remain low between 33.8°F (1°C) and 48.2°F (9°C) on average. The nights may become colder at 28.4°F (-2°C). Weather in March »

Spring comes to New York in full swing in April along with a rise in average temperatures to 42.8°F (6°C) minimum and 60.8°F (16°C) maximum. The weather feels warmer, especially with the eight hours of steady sunshine per day, and the temperature fluctuates to as high as 77°F (25°C). Weather in April »

The temperatures are mildly warm but not hot, and within the range of 53.6°F (12°C) and 69.8°F (21°C). This makes it a good time for visits to the parks to enjoy the lovely sceneries. With flowers in full bloom, New York looks like a beautiful flower garden. Weather in May »

The lowest temperature average at 62.6°F (17°C), while the highest average at 80.6°F (27°C), making it a generally warm and pleasant month. The dressing code in New York tones down to summer wear and generally light brief clothing. The days become longer than the nights with the sun shining for an average of eleven hours a day. Weather in June »

July is the hottest month with temperatures ranging between 68°F (20°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) and sometimes rising to 89.6°F (32°C). Sidewalk cafes in New York beam with activity and most accommodation places may be fully booked. Weather in July »

The temperatures remain moderately high with minimum averages reading 68°F (20°C) and maximum standards reading 82.4°F (28°C). This is warm and pleasant for outdoor activities, albeit under the shade. Weather in August »

September in New York experiences fluctuating weather, as it transitions into the autumn season. The temperatures read between 60.8°F (16°C) and 75.2°F (24°C), making it a pleasantly warm month. Weather in September »

October is, on average, New York's driest month with an average humidity of 65%. The crisp, fresh autumn air is felt as October starts, and the skies remain clear, making it bright and magnificent. This remains one of the perfect times to see New York. Weather in October »

In November, the days become shorter and turn gray as the transition to winter continues. The early mornings become chillier than daytime, and the overall temperatures drop to a mildly cold between 41°F (5°C) and 53.6°F (12°C). The nights feel chiller and longer with the average daylight hours remaining at ten. Weather in November »

December in New York is the official first winter month. It is characterized by an average humidity of 64% and a further decrease in temperatures to 39.2°F (4°C) minimum average and 55.4°F (13°C) maximum average. At night, the temperatures come below the freezing point. Weather in December »

What is the coldest month in New York?

The coldest month is January, with an average high-temperature of 38.3°F (3.5°C) and an average low-temperature of 27°F (-2.8°C).

How much does it rain in New York?

Throughout the year, in New York, New York, there are 122 rainfall days, and 49.9" (1268.4mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When does it snow in New York?

January through April, November and December are months with snowfall in New York.

How many days does it snow in New York?

Throughout the year, there are 11.4 snowfall days, and 25.8" (655.3mm) of snow is accumulated.

What is the driest month in New York?

The month with the least rainfall is February when the rain falls for 9.2 days and typically collects 3.1" (78.5mm) of precipitation.

When does it snow the most in New York?

The month with the most snowfall in New York, New York, is February when snow falls for 2.8 days and typically aggregates up to 9.2" (233.7mm) of snow.

What is the warmest month in New York?

July is the warmest month in New York, New York, with an average high-temperature of 84°F (28.9°C) and an average low-temperature of 68.7°F (20.4°C).

What is the wettest month in New York?

July is the month with the most rainfall in New York, New York. Rain falls for 10.4 days and accumulates 4.6" (116.8mm) of precipitation.
Average temperature - New York, NY
Average humidity - New York, NY

The month with the highest relative humidity is September (67.8%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (55.3%).

Average rainfall - New York, NY
Average rainfall days - New York, NY

The month with the highest number of rainy days is April (11.5 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is September (8.7 days).

Average snowfall - New York, NY
Average snowfall days - New York, NY

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (4 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average sea temperature - New York, NY

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (74.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (39.7°F).

Average daylight / Average sunshine - New York, NY

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.1h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.3h).

Months with most sunshine are July and August (Average sunshine: 8.7h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4.5h).