Depending on who you ask New York City either has a humid subtropical climate or a humid continental climate - either way we can agree it has four distinct seasons. Summers are typically hot and humid, with average temperatures in the 80s (28°C) and high temperatures reaching the 90s (35°C) . Air pollution can be an issue in certain parts of the city but action has been taken to reduce air pollution, and the air quality has improved in recent years.
Winters in NYC are typically cold and wet, with average temperatures in the mid-30s (2°C) and lows reaching the teens. Snowfall is fairly common andt he city also experiences an average of two to three days of snowfall per year.
Spring and fall are mild and pleasant, with average temperatures in the 50s (12°C)and 60s (18°C) .
New York City gets an average of 44 inches (1,200mm) of precipitation each year, most of it falling in the form of rain. The city experiences relatively little extreme weather, but it can be subject to the occasional severe thunderstorms, the infamous Nor'easters and even hurricanes.
The bar chart below shows the average monthly peak daytime temperatures at New York City
Please note: these are the average peak daytime temperatures (usually around mid-afternoon) so do not show daytime / night highs and lows. To see the daily range of temperatures have a look at the temperature max / min chart below.
The graph below shows the average rainfall and number of rainy days per month.
Average annual rainfall in New York City: 1121.167mm (441.4 inches)
The bar chart below shows the average daily sunshine hours in New York City
The graph below shows the daily range of temperatures for each month.
The graph below shows the average sea temperature.
The graph below shows the average wind speed.
A monthly average windspeed of over 16km/h or 10mph suggests a location is fairly windy.
The graph below shows the average relative humidity.
|Hottest month:||July||29.4°C 84.9°F|
|Driest month:||February||79mm 3.1ins|
|Coldest month:||January||2.5°C 36.5°F|
|Wettest month:||July||111mm 4.4ins|
|Warmest sea:||August||23.1°C 73.6°F|