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New York climate: when to go to New York

The city of New York has a humid continental climate, but is also influenced by the presence of the Atlantic Ocean, the city is located at the confluence of two continental climate  masses: the warm and humid climatic area from the south-west and the cold and dry climatic area that comes from the north-west.

This results in a type of climate cold in winter, with occasional snowstorms, freezing rain and cold winds, the average minimum temperatures are well below zero from December to February, the coldest month is January with an average minimum temperature of – 2 ° C, while the average maximum winter temperatures vary between 3 ° C and 6 ° C.

Summers on the other hand are quite hot and humid, with average maximum temperatures of 28 ° C in July, the hottest month, also the average minimum temperatures in summer are quite high, they vary between 16 ° C and 20 ° C.

The rains are abundant and well distributed throughout the year, in New York there are values ​​of annual rainfall average of 1,268 mm. Snow is a not uncommon occurrence during the winter months, an average of 75 cm of snow fall annually.


The City of New York can be visited throughout the year, but the best time to visit it is undoubtedly the months of May and June and those of September and October. Even the Christmas season, often with snow and frost, have a special charm.


NEW YORK (10 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Rain (mm) Rainy days
January -2,8  3,5 92 10,4
February -1,7  5,3 78 9,2
March  1,8  9,8 110 10,9
April  7,1  16,2 114 11,5
May  12,2  21,6 106 11,1
June 17,6  26,3 112 11,2
July  20,4  28,9 117 10,4
August  19,9  28,1 113 9,5
September  16,0  24,0 109 8,7
October  10,0  17,7 112 8,9
November  5,3  12,1 102 9,6
December  0,0  6,1 101 10,6
YEAR 8,8  16,7 1268 122,0

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