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