New York travel guide

NEW YORK TRAVEL

YOUR TRAVEL GUIDE TO NEW YORK

New York Travel Guide

Weather in New York

The area around New York has a humid continental climate (which prevails in the north-eastern United States), although New York City has its own micro-climate product of the urban heat island phenomenon so that it is hotter in the summer and warmer in winter than the surrounding suburbs.

Summer in New York City tend to be warm, occasionally hot, and muggy. In June, July (the average warmest month), August and September, the city gets tropical storms which pass quickly and occasionally a hurricane. Visitors should bring summer clothing plus a light jersey to avoid freezing in the numerous air conditioning buildings.

Winter in New York City is usually cold, with occasional snowfalls (snow is common in the mountains and interior part of the state), freezing rain and bitter cold winds, although the citys coastal location ensures that winters are not as cold as inland cities, December through early March count on cold temperatures at least for part of the day. The average coolest month is January.

Spring in New York is enjoyably warm and the weather heats up to temperatures of around 25F to 30F (80-90F) by mid-May.

The best time to visit New York is Autumn, when temperatures are mild, days are sunny and humidity not too elevated.

New York City has an annual average temperature of 55F (13C), with a normal maximum of 62F (17C) and a normal minimum of 47F (8C).

New York City had an average annual precipitation of 49.7 inches (1.26 meters), with an annual average snowfall of 29 inches (74 cm).


Month
Average High
Average Low
Mean
Average Precip
Record High
Record Low
January
2C
-5C
-1C
93.7 mm
21C (1950)
-20C (1994)
February
4C
-4C
0C
74.7 mm
22C (1997)
-19C (1979)
March
9C
0C
4C
103.6 mm
27C (1985)
-15C (1981)
April
14C
6C
10C
103.1 mm
31C (1977)
-8C (1982)
May
20C
12C
16C
113.8 mm
36C (1969)
1C (1966)
June
25C
17C
21C
87.6 mm
38C (1952)
7C (1980)
July
28C
20C
24C
105.9 mm
39C (1966)
9C (1979)
August
27C
19C
23C
102.9 mm
38C (1955)
8C (1982)
September
23C
14C
19C
102.9 mm
37C (1953)
3C (1980)
October
17C
8C
13C
88.9 mm
29C (1954)
-3C (1988)
November
11C
3C
7C
101.6 mm
27C (1974)
-10C (1955)
December
6C
-2C
2C
98.0 mm
21C (1982)
-18C (1989)



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