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Weather in New York City

It may be hard to believe, but New York City has a humid subtropical climate according to the Köppen climate classification. To many visitors, however, it is an excellent place to visit at any time of the year even the weather can be unpredictable.

Spring (March to May) sees temperatures climb rapidly from an average high of 9°C (48°F) in March to very pleasant 20°C (68°F) in May. The later part of spring is a lovely time to visit New York City.

Summer (June to August) can be hot and muggy and often lasting until September. July is usually the hottest month with an average high of 29°C (84°F), although 41°C (106°F) were being recorded. From June, the city hosts SummerStage in Central Park, presenting a series of free and paid performances.

Autumn (September to November) is the best season to visit New York City as temperatures start to cool down. October is often pleasant, with an average high of 18°C (64°F) and an average low of 10°C (50°F).

Winter (December to February) can be cold and unpredictable so wrap up warm. The city turns festive in December. Visitors flock to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and the Times Square New Year’s eve ball drop. The average high in December is 13°C (55°F) while the average low is 4°C (39°F).

Guidetype and fpcity weatherwtg_cforecast_table
Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Monday
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
19
°C
0
6
se
60-80%
1016 mb
good
Tuesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
21
°C
3.3
13
s
0-20%
1020 mb
good
Wednesday
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
17
°C
0.1
3
ene
80-100%
1024 mb
good
Thursday
Overcast
Overcast skies
14
°C
2.3
12
se
80-100%
1024 mb
good
Friday
ModRain
Moderate rain
17
°C
16.3
11
ssw
80-100%
1012 mb
moderate
Saturday
Sunny
Sunny skies
21
°C
0
4
nnw
0-20%
1012 mb
good
Sunday
OccLightRain
Light rain
19
°C
6.2
5
sse
80-100%
1011 mb
moderate
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Last updated: 2019-05-06 21:18:12
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Actual Forecast Location: We have 830+ weather locations on the worldtravelguide.net website. Where no exact location is available we have used the nearest appropriate forecast point.
Symbols indicate the predominant weather for the day in question, calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather. So if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we will see a sunny or partly cloudy symbol rather than a rain cloud.
The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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