Climate of New York

When is the best time of year to visit The Big Apple? Summer, winter, spring or autumn? Find out the weather averages per season and enjoy great holidays!

Before planning a trip to New York City, it is important to keep in mind that during certain periods of the year the temperatures can be extreme. If you can, try to avoid the coldest and hottest seasons.

You will probably encounter rain and fog all year round. In this city, the average precipitation across the region is higher than in London or Paris.

Summer in New York

Visiting the city during summer can be a little stifling for those that are heat-sensitive; with minimum temperatures of 68°F (20°C) and maximum of 86°F (30°C).

Although temperatures aren’t very high, New York City has generally high, uncomfortable humidity, which makes it sometimes suffocating, especially when walking around the city.

Winter in New York

Winters in New York are especially cold. During January and February, minimum temperatures can reach below zero with a maximum of 35.6°F (2°C). This temperature, plus the humidity and rain, make it sometimes difficult to visit the city and you might want to visit other destinations during the coldest months of the year.

When to visit New York

Our favourite months to visit this amazing city are May and June. September and October are also very agreeable.

During these months it is usually warm, but it does get colder at night, so do bring a jacket.