Weather Outlook for New York City
About Typical New York City Weather
New York City similar to Boston MA, experiences a humid subtropical climate, characterized by hot and humid summers and cold winters.
Accuweather Forecast NYC: After a cooling trend in May, the summer of 2023 in New York City could see an above-average number of hot days with the warmest and driest period coming in August, according to AccuWeather’s long-range meteorologists. Further they predict daily temperatures will be 1.5 to 2.5 degrees Fahrenheit above the historical average from June 1 through Aug. 31, perhaps slightly warmer than 2022 when temperatures averaged 1.6 degrees above the historical average.
Typical Weather for New York City
New York’s unique coastal geography makes its weather vary throughout the year. surrounded by water, yet close to higher elevations inland nearby, the weather can show some extremes. Yet it is much more temperate than other cities in upstate New York such as Rochester and Buffalo. The shoulder seasons are slightly longer than experienced in inland cities.
Summer Weather: (June to August): Summers in New York City are generally hot and humid, with average temperatures ranging from the high 70s to mid-80s F. Heatwaves are not uncommon, with temperatures occasionally reaching the 90s Fahrenheit (32-37 degrees Celsius). Thunderstorms and rain showers are also common during the summer months.
Autumn Weather: (September to November): Autumn in New York City brings milder temperatures and changing foliage. September can still be warm, with temperatures gradually cooling down as the season progresses. Average temperatures range from the 60s to 70s Fahrenheit (15-25 degrees Celsius) in September and dip into the 40s to 50s Fahrenheit (5-15 degrees Celsius) by November.
Winter Weather: (December to February): Winters in New York City are cold, and snowfall is not uncommon. Average temperatures in December and January range from the 30s to 40s Fahrenheit (0-5 degrees Celsius), with occasional colder spells. February tends to be slightly milder, but temperatures can still dip below freezing. Snowfall varies from year to year, with occasional snowstorms impacting the city.
Spring Weather: (March to May): Spring in New York City is characterized by fluctuating temperatures. March can still be chilly, with temperatures gradually warming up in April and May. Average temperatures in April range from the 50s to 60s Fahrenheit (10-20 degrees Celsius) and increase to the 60s and 70s Fahrenheit (15-25 degrees Celsius) by May. Spring showers and thunderstorms are common.
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