Weather in New York
New York as a typical continental climate with four distinct seasons, which may influence when you decide is the best time to travel to the Big Apple.
It’s busy all year-round in the city but if you want to avoid as much of the chaos as possible, the best time to visit New York is in autumn or spring. Enjoy a perfect balance between the warm weather of summer and the low temperatures of winter with an average temperature around 15°C.
Winter is very cold in New York, but it’s a great time to visit if you want to experience a white Christmas. Snowfall is common in the colder months, with an average temperature of just 3°C in December and 0.5°C in January.
The best time to go to New York for heat and sunshine is during the summer. Temperatures range from 18°C to 27°C, with July being the hottest month of the year.
The city has moderate rainfall throughout the year with around 14 rainy days in spring that lowers to 13 in the summer. You’ll need to pack an umbrella for your visit or find shelter in one of the city’s museums while you wait for the shower to pass.