February 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
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). Snow falls in February are the highest all year and are experienced for an average of three days but start to reduce towards the end of February.
There is a drop in average precipitation to 2.2" (55.9mm) with the rain experienced for only nine days in February. Waterproof coats and boots reduce the complications associated with exposure to the showers in the cold weather.
The sun steadily shines for an average of six hours per day, elevating the cold a bit. Take to basking and outdoor activities for extra warmth. Humidity in February averages 60%.
The ocean temperature reads 42.8°F (6°C) in February; expect fewer activities on the ocean as the waters are icy. Crowds remain fewer throughout the month due to the cold weather.

What is the temperature in February in New York?

In New York, in February, the average high-temperature is 41.5°F (5.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 28.9°F (-1.7°C).

How many days does it rain in February in New York?

In February, in New York, New York, the rain falls for 9.2 days. Throughout February, 3.1" (78.5mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in February in New York?

In New York, New York, in February, during 2.8 snowfall days, typically, 9.2" (233.7mm) of snow is accumulated.

When does it snow the most in New York?

February is the month with the most snowfall. Snow falls for 2.8 days and accumulates 9.2" (233.7mm) of snow.

When is the sea coldest in New York?

With an average sea temperature of 39.7°F (4.3°C), February is the month with the coldest seawater in New York, New York. For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

What is the water temperature in February in New York?

The average seawater temperature, in February, in New York, New York, is 39.7°F (4.3°C). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.
Average temperature in February - New York, NY
  • Average high temperature in February: 41.6°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 February: 28.9°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 February - New York, NY
  • Average humidity in February: 60.2%

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 February - New York, NY
  • Average rainfall in February: 3.1"

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 February - New York, NY
  • Average rainfall days in February: 9.2 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 February - New York, NY
  • Average snowfall in February: 9.2"

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 February - New York, NY
  • Average snowfall days in February: 2.8 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 February - New York, NY
  • Average sea temperature in February: 39.7°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 February / Average sunshine in February - New York, NY
  • Average daylight in February: 10.7h

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 February: 5.8h

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 February - New York, NY
  • Average UV index in February: 3

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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