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Usual weather in New York (state)

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to New York (state)? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.


What weather to expect in New York (state)

New York (state) is part of USA - United States of America. The climate of USA is very varied, as United States of America is a large country. The climate is mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, and arctic in Alaska. This is not all. The climate is semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest. You can expect low winter temperatures in the northwest, but they are sometimes moderated in January and February by warm winds. Winters in the south are warmer. Don? forget, that temperatures are usually significantly lower in mountains.

When speaking about the usual weather in this area, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Adirondacks, Albany, Albion, Alden, Alexandria Bay, Alfred, Allegany County, Amenia, Amherst, Amityville, Auburn, Avoca, Babylon, Bainbridge, Ballston Spa, Barker, Batavia, Bay Shore, Bayville, Beacon, Bedford, Bethpage, Binghamton, Blue Mountain Lake, Brewster, Briarcliff Manor, Brockport, Bronx, Bronxville, Brookhaven, Brooklyn, Broome County, Buffalo, Cairo, Cambridge, Canandaigua, Canton, Capital District, Catskills, Cattaraugus, Cattaraugus County, Cazenovia, Central New York, Central Valley Harriman, Champlain and Rouses Point, Chappaqua, Chautauqua, Chautauqua County, Cheektowaga, Chemung County, Chester, Childs, Clarence, Clayton, Clifton Park, Clinton, Cohoes, Cold Spring, Columbia County, Cooperstown, Corning, Cortland, Cortlandt, Croton on Hudson, Crown Point, Cuba, Dansville, Darien Lake, Delaware County, Dobbs Ferry, Dutchess County, East Aurora, East Hampton, East Rochester, Eastchester, Eastern Finger Lakes, Eden, Elizabethtown, Ellenville, Ellicottville, Elmira, Elmsford, Erie County, Essex, Evans, Farmingdale, Farmington, Finger Lakes, Finger Lakes Apple Country, Fire Island, Fire Island National Seashore, Fishkill, Franklinville, Fredonia, Garden City, Gateway National Recreation Area, Genesee County, Geneseo, Geneva, Glen Cove, Grand Island, Greene County, Hamburg, Hammondsport, Harrison, Hastings on Hudson, Hempstead, Henrietta, Herkimer, Highlands, Hornell, Hudson, Hudson Valley, Huntington, Hyde Park, Irvington, Islip, Ithaca, Jamestown, Jay, Johnson City, Katonah, Keene, Kerhonkson, Kinderhook, Kingston, Kirkwood, Lackawanna, Lake George, Lake Placid, Lancaster, Larchmont, Le Roy, Letchworth State Park, Lewisboro, Lewiston, Little Falls, Little Valley, Lockport, Long Beach, Long Island, Lowville, Malone, Mamaroneck, Manhattan, Marlborough, Massapequa, Massena, Medina, Melville, Merrick, Metro New York, Mid Hudson and Catskills, Middleport, Middletown, Milton, Mineola, Monsey, Montauk, Montgomery, Mount Kisco, Mount Sinai, Mount Vernon, Nanuet, Naples, Nassau County, New City, New Paltz, New Rochelle, New York City, Newark, Newburgh, Niagara County, Niagara Falls, Niagara Frontier, North Country, North Fork, North Hempstead, North Pole, North Tonawanda, Northport, Northtowns, Norwich, Nyack, Ogdensburg, Old Forge, Olean, Oneonta, Orange County, Orchard Park, Orleans County, Ossining, Oswego, Owego, Oyster Bay, Palmyra, Peekskill, Pelham, Penn Yan, Perry, Piermont, Plainview, Plattsburgh, Pleasantville, Port Chester, Port Jefferson, Port Jervis, Potsdam, Poughkeepsie, Pound Ridge, Pulaski, Purchase, Putnam County, Queens, Randolph, Red Hook, Rensselaer, Rhinebeck, Riverhead, Rochester, Rochester and Suburbs, Rockland County, Rockville Centre, Rome, Roxbury, Rye, Rye Brook, Sackets Harbor, Sag Harbor, Salamanca, Sandy Hook, Saranac Lake, Saratoga Springs, Saugerties, Scarsdale, Schenectady, Seneca Falls, Sharon Springs, Shelter Island, Skaneateles, Sleepy Hollow, Smithtown, Sodus Point, Somers, South Oyster Bay, Southampton, Southern Tier, Southold, Southtowns, Spencerport, Spring Valley, Staten Island, Sterling, Steuben County, Stony Brook, Stony Point, Suffern, Suffolk County, Sullivan County, Syracuse, Tarrytown, The Hamptons, Ticonderoga, Tioga County, Tonawanda, Troy, Trumansburg, Tuckahoe, Tupper Lake, Ulster County, Utica, Valhalla, Victor, Warsaw, Warwick, Waterport, Watertown, Watervliet, Watkins Glen, Weedsport, West Harrison, West Seneca, Westchester County, Western Finger Lakes, Western New York, Westhampton Beach, Westport, White Plains, Williamson, Wilmington, Windham, Windsor, Wolcott, Woodstock, Wyoming County, Yonkers, Yorktown Heights, Youngstown.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around New York City and in many other cities. The warmest month here is August, the average maximum temperature is 28.9 ℃ (84.02 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 19.6 ℃ (67.28 ℉). The coldest month here is January, the average maximum temperature is 3.7 ℃ (38.66 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is -2.5 ℃ (27.5 ℉). The most rainy month here is April, the average number of rainy days is 11.5. The least rainy month here is September, the average number of rainy days is 8.6.

When travelling around New York (state), always consider the altitude of the the place as well. We should remind you, that the highest point in USA - United States of America is Denali (Mount McKinley) (6190 m) and the lowest point is Death Valley (-86 m). So there are huge differences in altitudes in this country and the weather is very different in them therefore. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to New York (state). Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January

Typical (usual) weather in New York (state) in January is this: The average highest temperature in New York (state) in January is 3.7 ℃ (38.66 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -2.5 ℃ (27.5 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 5.05 ℃ (41.09 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 4.65 ℃ (40.37 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 10.2. The average rainfall is 94 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 9:18 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 9:35 and at the end of the month 10:03.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in New York (state) in February is this: The average highest temperature in New York (state) in February is 5.6 ℃ (42.08 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -1.5 ℃ (29.3 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 4.65 ℃ (40.37 ℉). At the end of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 7.8 ℃ (46.04 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 9.4. The average rainfall is 79.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:03 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:38 and at the end of the month 11:16.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in New York (state) in March is this: The average highest temperature in New York (state) in March is 10 ℃ (50 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 2 ℃ (35.6 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 7.8 ℃ (46.04 ℉). At the end of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13.35 ℃ (56.03 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 10.7. The average rainfall is 112.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:16 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:57 and at the end of the month 12:37.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in New York (state) in April is this: The average highest temperature in New York (state) in April is 16.7 ℃ (62.06 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 7.4 ℃ (45.32 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13.35 ℃ (56.03 ℉). At the end of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 19.2 ℃ (66.56 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 11.5. The average rainfall is 115.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:37 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:17 and at the end of the month 13:54.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in New York (state) in May is this: The average highest temperature in New York (state) in May is 21.7 ℃ (71.06 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 12.6 ℃ (54.68 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 19.2 ℃ (66.56 ℉). At the end of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 24.05 ℃ (75.29 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 11.1. The average rainfall is 106.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:54 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:26 and at the end of the month 14:50.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in New York (state) in June is this: The average highest temperature in New York (state) in June is 26.4 ℃ (79.52 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 17.9 ℃ (64.22 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 24.05 ℃ (75.29 ℉). At the end of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.45 ℃ (81.41 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 11.3. The average rainfall is 110.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:50 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 15:03 and at the end of the month 15:03.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in New York (state) in July is this: The average highest temperature in New York (state) in July is 28.5 ℃ (83.3 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 20.6 ℃ (69.08 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.45 ℃ (81.41 ℉). At the end of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.7 ℃ (83.66 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 10.4. The average rainfall is 115.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 15:03 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:49 and at the end of the month 14:25.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in New York (state) in August is this: The average highest temperature in New York (state) in August is 28.9 ℃ (84.02 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.6 ℃ (67.28 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.7 ℃ (83.66 ℉). At the end of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.8 ℃ (80.24 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 9.4. The average rainfall is 114.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:25 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:52 and at the end of the month 13:16.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in New York (state) in September is this: The average highest temperature in New York (state) in September is 24.7 ℃ (76.46 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 16 ℃ (60.8 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.8 ℃ (80.24 ℉). At the end of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 21.3 ℃ (70.34 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 8.6. The average rainfall is 109.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:16 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:37 and at the end of the month 11:57.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in New York (state) in October is this: The average highest temperature in New York (state) in October is 17.9 ℃ (64.22 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 10.4 ℃ (50.72 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 21.3 ℃ (70.34 ℉). At the end of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 15.25 ℃ (59.45 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 8.8. The average rainfall is 113.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:57 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:17 and at the end of the month 10:38.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in New York (state) in November is this: The average highest temperature in New York (state) in November is 12.6 ℃ (54.68 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 5.6 ℃ (42.08 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 15.25 ℃ (59.45 ℉). At the end of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 9.5 ℃ (49.1 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 9.6. The average rainfall is 102.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:38 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:04 and at the end of the month 9:36.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in New York (state) in December is this: The average highest temperature in New York (state) in December is 6.4 ℃ (43.52 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 0.2 ℃ (32.36 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 9.5 ℃ (49.1 ℉). At the end of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 5.05 ℃ (41.09 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 10.8. The average rainfall is 104.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 9:36 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 9:19 and at the end of the month 9:16.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in New York (state) in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

New York Citytemperature: - highest temperature: 6.4 ℃ (43.52 ℉)lowest temperature: 0.2 ℃ (32.36 ℉)rainfall: 104.1mmrainy days: 10.8
Albanytemperature: - highest temperature: 2.2 ℃ (35.96 ℉)lowest temperature: -5.7 ℃ (21.74 ℉)rainfall: 73.4mmrainy days: 12.1
Buffalotemperature: - highest temperature: 2.5 ℃ (36.5 ℉)lowest temperature: -4.2 ℃ (24.44 ℉)rainfall: 96.6mmrainy days: 18.4
Rochestertemperature: - highest temperature: 2.7 ℃ (36.86 ℉)lowest temperature: -4.6 ℃ (23.72 ℉)rainfall: 67.7mmrainy days: 17.5
Syracusetemperature: - highest temperature: 3.1 ℃ (37.58 ℉)lowest temperature: -4.8 ℃ (23.36 ℉)rainfall: 92.8mmrainy days: -




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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