New York City
2 to 28°C
2782 hours
sunshine per day
605 mm
212 days
138 days
15 days

Climate of New York City

New York City has a maritime climate, which means the weather is temperate with mild summers and winters. This type of climate is caused by the city\'s location on the east coast of the United States and the influence of the ocean. The Atlantic Ocean plays a role in regulating temperatures, moderating extremes.

Climate averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 2°C and 28°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between -4°C and 20°C
  • Sea temperature: the sea temperature is between 3°C and 22°C
  • Rain: it rains 138 days and there is a total of approximately 605 mm rainfall
  • Snow: it snows an average of 15 days per year
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 2782 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 2°C and 28°C
Warmest month: 28°C in July
Coldest month: 2°C in January
Night temperature: between -4°C and 20°C
Sea temperature: between 3°C and 22°C
Dry days: 212 days
Days with rain: 138 days
Days with snow: 15 days
Total rain sum: 605 mm
Hours of sunshine: 2782 hours


In spring, New York City comes alive with pleasant temperatures that slowly rise as the days grow longer. The average temperature fluctuates between 2 and 18 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is common during this period, contributing to the city\'s budding greenery.


Summer in New York City brings hot days, especially in July, the hottest month, with temperatures reaching 28 degrees Celsius. The city buzzes with energy and activity, with many people enjoying outdoor activities. The high humidity can make it muggy at times.


As autumn arrives, the leaves change color and New York City is enveloped in beautiful fall hues. Temperatures are pleasant, averaging between 7 and 20 degrees Celsius. It is a perfect season to enjoy walks in Central Park or along the riverbanks.


Winter in New York City brings cooler temperatures, with January being the coldest month, when the thermometer can drop to 2 degrees Celsius. Snowfall is common, transforming the city into a winter wonderland. Despite the cold, the city remains vibrant, with activities such as ice skating in Central Park and admiring the festive lights.

Climate data for New York City shows that it has an average annual temperature of 15 degrees Celsius, with an average annual precipitation of 605 mm. Although rainfall occurs throughout the year, there are also many dry days, about 199 per year. Humidity averages around 75%, while the UV index remains at a modest level of 4.

Overall, New York City enjoys a varied climate that contributes to the dynamism and charm of the city throughout all seasons.

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Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for New York City.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for New York City.

Climate table of New York City

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for New York City. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for New York City might be like in a given month.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 36 39 46 57 67 75 82 81 74 63 52 43
Night temp. (°F) 25 27 34 44 54 61 68 68 62 51 41 33
Water temp. (°F) 37 37 37 39 46 57 68 72 66 57 52 43
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 15 15 20 16 20 20 24 24 19 19 21 24
Days with rain 7 7 11 13 14 15 15 14 12 10 9 11
Days with snow 4 5 4 - - - - - - - - 2
Dry days 20 16 16 17 17 15 16 17 18 21 21 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 5 5 6 9 9 10 11 11 9 6 5 5
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 3
UV-index 2 2 2 4 5 6 6 6 5 3 2 2

Best time to visit New York City

The best time to visit New York City in the state of New York is from May through September. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. The highest average temperature in New York City is 82°F in July and the lowest is 36°F in January. The average water temperature is between 37°F and 72°F.

Climate of New York City by month

What is the average climate in a given month for New York City? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.

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