New York City
Travel Guide

New York City 

Climate

 
 
What to expect from the weather and subsequently what to wear depends on when you are traveling to the city. New York City sits on the edge of the North American continent facing the Atlantic Ocean, which significantly influences the city’s climate. Winters here are generally cold and though not situated in the subtropics, summers are hot and humid. The temperature in any season is quite variable and it is not unusual to have a sunny 60°F (16°C) day in January followed by a snowy 25°F (-3°C) day. The best time to travel to New York City is either spring or autumn when temperatures are milder and less humid.
Coney Island in summer, New York City

Coney Island in summer by Kris Arnold

Winters
Winters (December-February) are cold with the highest average temperature at 43ºF (6ºC) and lowest at 26ºF (-3ºC) with January being the coldest month. Snow can reach a foot thick (paralyzing the city’s traffic) and winter rain is common. However snow rarely lies more than a few days.

Spring
Temperatures in spring (March-May) are mild with occasional thunderstorms. The highest average temperature during the period is 71ºF (22ºC) and lowest at 35ºF (2ºC). However, the weather can be very unpredictable during spring and can vary from chilly to warm within a few days.

Snow in New York City
Snow in New York City by Beyond My Ken

Summers
Summers (June-September) are hot and humid with the highest average temperature at 84ºF (29ºC) and lowest at 63ºF (17ºC). July and August are the most humid and hottest period of the months and temperatures can reach as high as 100ºF (38ºC) and sometime higher during a heat wave.

Autumn
The autumn months (September-November) is similar to spring and the weather may flu
ctuate between chilly and warm. Overall, autumn is cool and dry with average highs ranging between 53ºF (12ºC) and 75ºF (24ºC) and average lows between 41ºF (5ºC) and 60ºF (16ºC).

Summer in Madison Square Park, New York City

Summer in Madison Square Park by Beyond My Ken

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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