Monthly weather forecast and climate
Niagara Falls, NY

The glorious Niagara Falls in New York, USA, viewed from above
The glorious Niagara Falls in New York, USA, viewed from above
Niagara Falls has a humid continental type of climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb) with warm, humid summers and cold, snowy winters.
Niagara Falls lies in the Niagara County of the Western New York region near the international border between the United States and Canada. The city takes its name from the famous Niagara Falls, and the proximity of the Niagara River, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario with large bodies of water influence its climate.

Summer temperatures peak in July with an average high temperature of 81°F (27.2°C). Many days touch 90°F (32.2°C), but the humidity levels make the heat sweltering than the temperatures. Cloudy skies do not allow the temperatures to fall drastically at night.
Winters are severely cold with low temperatures regularly dropping below 0°F (-17.8°C), and even -10°F (-23.3°C) in the event of snowstorms. Niagara Falls is cold during the winter due to polar winds blowing from the Canadian plains and sees heavy snowfall on the ground.
Spring is unpredictable with rain, frost, and snow until the mid of the season. Autumn occasionally hosts an Indian summer, consisting of sunny days with temperatures above 77°F (25°C).

Average precipitation is an annual 35" (889mm) with an even distribution of rain throughout the year - there is scarcely any dry period due to the continuous clashes of warm and cold air masses over the region. Fresh snow falls for an average of 52 days during the year. December to March experiences heavy snow as the annual accumulation is in the range of 76" (1930.4mm). Sunshine is plenty during the summer, while it tapers down in the other seasons, registering 2030 hours over the year. Niagara Falls is a wet and humid region; the skies are mostly cloudy throughout the year except during the summer season.

The record high temperature for Niagara Falls is 97°F (36.1°C), set in 2005, while the record low temperature is -15°F (-26.1°C), set in 1996.
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Late spring to early autumn from mid-May to mid-September is the best time to visit Niagara Falls.
Snowfall is absent during this period, and the temperatures warm up to the joy of the tourists. Summer temperatures are usually between 60°F (15.6°C) to 80°F (26.7°C) with an increase in humidity and rain. Spring is wet with warm temperatures, while autumn sees a drop in temperatures from October. Summer is the peak tourist season with long days, plenty of sunshine and mild water temperatures.

November to March is the worst time to visit Niagara Falls, as the winter is frigid with many days dropping below 0°F (-17.8°C).
Winter experiences many days when the high temperatures remain below freezing. Heavy snow accumulates in the region, and the weather is often foggy. Snowstorms are frequent in the area that stalls the operations of the city. Winter sees inclement weather closing down the attractions at the Falls.

Niagara Falls is prone to thunderstorms during the summer and snowstorms during the winter. Rainstorms are common with a heavy downpour in a matter of a few hours. Blizzards occasionally torment the region with heavy snowfall, torrential rain, and powerful winds. The snowstorms often bring darkness and fog, which stalls the daily life of the city.

January is the coldest month of the year in Niagara Falls with an average low temperature of cold 15°F (-9.4°C). Snowstorms even drop the temperatures below -10°F (-23.3°C). Weather in January »

February is a cold month in Niagara Falls with the average temperatures in the 16°F (-8.9°C) to 34°F (1.1°C) range. Snowfall measures up to 15" (381mm), and the cold shows no signs of retreat. Weather in February »

March rings the first bells of the spring season in Niagara Falls amid unpredictable weather. The cold lingers between an average 24°F (-4.4°C) to 42°F (5.6°C) in the region. Weather in March »

The last remnants of snowfall appear in April, as the weather becomes wet and warm. Cold fronts occasionally occur, and the average temperatures are in the 35°F (1.7°C) to 55°F (12.8°C). Weather in April »

May brings the smell of spring flowers coupled with warm temperatures in the pleasant 45°F (7.2°C) to 67°F (19.4°C) range. Weather in May »

June is the start of the warm but humid summer in Niagara Falls, which sees average temperatures in the 56°F (13.3°C) to 76°F (24.4°C) range. Weather in June »

July is the hottest month of the year in Niagara Falls with an average high temperature around the 81°F (27.2°C) mark. Days mostly remain below 85°F (29.4°C) and seldom cross 90°F (32.2°C). Weather in July »

August is a warm summer month with average temperatures in the 59°F (15°C) to 79°F (26.1°C) range. A few days' temperatures may rise to 85°F (29.4°C), but it is rare for nights to drop below 40°F (4.4°C). Weather in August »

The average temperatures are in the comfortable range of 51°F (10.6°C) to 72°F (22.2°C) with 6 hours of daily sunshine. Weather in September »

October is the peak of the fall season with mild to cold weather in Niagara Falls; temperatures are regularly in the 40°F (4.4°C) to 60°F (15.6°C), with cool breezes in the evenings. Weather in October »

November is the wettest month of the year and the end of the autumn season. The average temperatures are between 32°F (0°C) to 48°F (8.9°C) as the cold takes over. Weather in November »

December starts the cold winter in Niagara Falls as the cold threatens to freeze the landscape. The average temperatures are in the cold range of 22°F (-5.6°C) to 36°F (2.2°C). Weather in December »

What is the coldest month in Niagara Falls?

With an average high-temperature of 32.2°F (0.1°C) and an average low-temperature of 15.4°F (-9.2°C), January is the coldest month.

How much does it rain in Niagara Falls?

Throughout the year, there are 158.7 rainfall days, and 35" (888.2mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When does it snow in Niagara Falls?

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall.

How much does it snow in Niagara Falls?

Throughout the year, there are 52.8 snowfall days, and 76.1" (1933mm) of snow is accumulated.

When does it snow the most in Niagara Falls?

The month with the most snowfall in Niagara Falls is January when snow falls for 15 days and typically aggregates up to 23.6" (599.4mm) of snow.

What is the driest month in Niagara Falls?

February is the month with the least rainfall. Rain falls for 14.4 days and accumulates 2.2" (55.6mm) of precipitation.

What is the warmest month in Niagara Falls?

The warmest month in Niagara Falls is July, with an average high-temperature of 81.1°F (27.3°C) and an average low-temperature of 60.8°F (16°C).

What is the wettest month in Niagara Falls?

The month with the most rainfall in Niagara Falls is November when the rain falls for 14 days and typically aggregates up to 3.4" (86.4mm) of precipitation.
Average temperature - Niagara Falls, NY
Average rainfall - Niagara Falls, NY

Wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are September and November (3.4").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (2.2").

Average rainfall days - Niagara Falls, NY

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (19.2 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is August (9.8 days).

Average snowfall - Niagara Falls, NY
Average snowfall days - Niagara Falls, NY

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (15 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Niagara Falls, NY