If you are planning a visit to our beautiful city, and are able to choose the time when you will come and visit, we have decided to provide you with a short overview of the weather conditions and temperatures that you can expect in different months. Naturally, you always have to be prepared for surprises, but just add that to the list of possible excitements that await you in this city. Just to add, that despite what your favorite weather conditions may look like, the city is as beautiful when it is bathing in the summer sun, as it is in the winter covered in snow, so if you can’t visit during your favorite season, don’t be disappointed, you just might like it better than you would if you came at the time of your choice.
January And February
These two months in New York are usually quite cold, with average temperatures between 25 °F and 35 °F. If it is particularly windy the temperatures can get even lower, with possible heavy snowfall. You should dress warm, but in layers, as most of the places you visit will be quite warm and you want to be easily able to just remove a layer or two of your clothing. The harsh weather conditions make this the cheapest months to visit the city. Some of the activities that you can enjoy in these months include ice skating in either Central Park or Bryant Park or shopping in one of the numerous stores offering discounts.
March And April
With the temperature usually averaging between 30 °F and 50 °F, the climate is more welcoming, but still too cold to walk around without warm clothes. April is, naturally, somewhat warmer than March, but can still be quite chilly. Going out without an umbrella is rarely recommended, as rainfall is quite frequent in this period, while the snow is still a possibility. Even though prices will usually be somewhat higher than at the beginning of the year, they still won’t reach their high.
May And June
This is the true spring of the city, and most people consider it the ideal period to visit New York. Winter chills have passed and the heat of the summer is yet to arrive. The usual temperatures are somewhere between 50 °F and 80 °F and the humidity starts dying down. An umbrella is still a good thing to have on you when going for a walk, but it becomes less obligatory that it was in the previous months. The prices are still better than they are in the summer, but higher than those in the earlier months.
July And August
By far the hottest months in the city, the heat can sometimes get quite unbearable, especially when combined with the usually substantial humidity. Temperature usually averages somewhere around 80 °F, but it is not too uncommon for it reach values of over 100 °F. It is not surprising for the torrential downpours to strike, so an umbrella is still a required accessory. Not only do prices soar in this period, but you also have to make your reservations early, as the tourists are simply pouring into the city.
September And October
These transition months usually get the worst of the weather in the city. They begin with the summer heats and oppressive humidity and end with a chill and a large dose of precipitation. Temperature in these months can range between 30 °F and 80 °F, which means that you’ll need to pack different clothes and be prepared for just about anything.
November And December
Temperatures ranging from 30 °F to 50 °F, but it can get significantly colder or warmer at times. It snows often, and it snows a lot, so make sure that you are prepared for this. Despite the harsh weather, New York is positively stunning to see when covered in snow, which is what makes this time of the year a favorite season to visit the city for a large number of people.