August 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
August is the most humid month in New York with an average of 68%, and it may feel pretty sticky during the day, so keeping to air-conditioned areas helps.
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. Parks are still beautiful but crowded with tourists determined to enjoy the last of the summer heat.
Expect rainfall for up to nine and half days raining in the late afternoons and possibly accompanied by thunderstorms. The average precipitation in August is 3.4" (86.4mm). This clears up fast as the month progresses and, as such, should not cause alarm.
The ocean is at its warmest with a high temperature of 73.4°F (23°C), indicating more swimming, more crowds, and more basking in the ten-hour daily sunshine. Expect these to start decreasing gradually as summer closes up.

What is the temperature in August in New York?

The average high-temperature, in August, in New York, is 82.6°F (28.1°C), while the average low-temperature is 67.8°F (19.9°C).

How much does it rain in New York in August?

In August, in New York, New York, the rain falls for 9.5 days. Throughout August, 4.4" (112.8mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What month is the sea warmest in New York?

With an average sea temperature of 74.1°F (23.4°C), August is the month with the warmest seawater in New York, New York. For individuals prone to feeling cold, swimming in 73.4°F (23°C) is still regarded as intolerable. A wetsuit is not a necessity, but sunshine, wind, and air temperature are essential factors for relishing swimming at 74.1°F (23.4°C).

What is the sea temperature in August in New York?

The average seawater temperature, in August, is 74.1°F (23.4°C). Depending on a person's sensitivity to cold, with regards to sunshine, wind, and air temperature, a quick swim in 74.1°F (23.4°C) water may be enjoyable. The official water temperature required for the Olympic swimming competition is 77°F (25°C) to 82.4°F (28°C).
Average temperature in August - New York, NY
  • Average high temperature in August: 82.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (84.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (38.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 67.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (68.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (26.9°F).

Average humidity in August - New York, NY
  • Average humidity in August: 66%

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

Average rainfall in August - New York, NY
  • Average rainfall in August: 4.4"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (4.6").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (3.1").

Average rainfall days in August - New York, NY
  • Average rainfall days in August: 9.5 days

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 in August - New York, NY
  • Average snowfall in August: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (9.2").
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

Average snowfall days in August - New York, NY
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0 days

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 in August - New York, NY
  • Average sea temperature in August: 74.1°F

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 in August / Average sunshine in August - New York, NY
  • Average daylight in August: 13.7h

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

  • Average sunshine in August: 8.7h

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

Average UV index in August - New York, NY
  • Average UV index in August: 8

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 8).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 1).

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