Best time to visit New York City (NYC)

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New York City (NYC)

Best time of year to visit New York City (NYC)

There is always a pack of reasons to visit the Big Apple in every season. Mild weather and slightly thinner crowds make April to June and September to early November the best time to visit New York. Warm, gorgeous spring with a sprinkle of rain calls New Yorkers for outdoor brunches and picnics in the Central Park. A popular period from July to August brings heat and humidity alongside with tourists. However, this is the high time for a variety of family activities like outdoor music concerts, open-air movie nights, and waterfront workouts. Over 3 million people gather to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in November, and it's the official start of Christmas season. Cold January and February will warm up your heart with good deals.

27 THINGS TO DO IN NEW YORK CITY (NYC) (JUNE 02 - JUNE 11)

Street Fairs and Festivals

Street Fairs and Festivals

April–October • event

The street fairs in New York are all about tasting great food, finding bargains, and enjoying a little people watching​

Summer Music Events

Summer Music Events

May–September • event

New York offers a wide range of free and open-air music festivals and concerts with fun and vibrant atmospheres

Open-Air Movie Nights

Open-Air Movie Nights

May–September • activity

Movie screenings beneath the starry sky are a nice tradition for summer in the city

Flea Markets

Flea Markets

April–November • activity

A New York favourite and a must see for any traveler

Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park

late May–mid-August • event

Central Park turns into a theatre for Shakespeare lovers, during the open-air summer productions

Secret Gardens

Secret Gardens

April–October • nature

While the parks can be crowded and noisy, these little oases are perfect for escaping from Hell's Kitchen

The High Line Sightseeing

The High Line Sightseeing

April–October • activity

The only elevated urban park and a very pleasant place to be on a sunny afternoon

Rooftop Bars

Rooftop Bars

April–October • activity

The views make the drinks even better!

Broadway

Broadway

all year round • event

The heart of theater production and the Big Apple's main attraction

Rooftop Gardens and Farms

Rooftop Gardens and Farms

May–September • nature

It may sound strange but even in a concrete jungle of New York City you'll find farms and gardens. Although they are a bit unusual!

Picnic Season in Central Park

Picnic Season in Central Park

May–mid-October • activity

Take a checkered blanket, some snacks, and enjoy the sun on the lush green lawn of Sheep Meadow

Smorgasburg in Brooklyn

Smorgasburg in Brooklyn

April–late October • event

Visit the largest weekly open-air food market in America

Al Fresco Brunch

Al Fresco Brunch

April–October • food

Brunch is a New Yorker's favourite meal, especially outdoors

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

October–March (all year round) • activity

Four million visitors come yearly to see American icon in person

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

all year round • activity

While visiting the iconic monolith of Manhattan, plan wisely to avoid lines

Waterfront Workouts

Waterfront Workouts

June–September • event

New York is not only about bars and parties. It's also about exercise and wellness

SummerStage in Central Park

SummerStage in Central Park

June–September • event

New York's largest free outdoor performing arts festival

Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock

all year round • activity

See the most iconic landmarks of the Big Apple in one grand panorama

9/11 Memorial & Museum

9/11 Memorial & Museum

all year round • activity

The most tragic place in New York City is also among the most visited ones

Baseball

Baseball

April–October • event

Watch the most famous players of America's favourite sport

Bike the Big Apple

Bike the Big Apple

April–October • activity

The best way to explore the scenic views of the Big Apple on a nice warm day is by bike ​

Sailing

Sailing

late April–October • activity

Explore the skyline of the city while sipping a cocktail and enjoying a cool breeze

Kayaking on the Hudson

Kayaking on the Hudson

May–September • activity

Being on the water in New York City is an unforgettable experience

Beach Season

Beach Season

June–August • activity

The water that surrounds New York helps to survive​ a hot summer in the concrete jungle

Ellis Island

Ellis Island

March–November • activity

Visit the famous immigration museum that once was a station receiving millions of immigrants

One World Observatory

One World Observatory

all year round • activity

The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere provides great views and a unique experience

Freshkills Park

Freshkills Park

April–November • activity

The former largest landfill in the world is being transformed into a park

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Feast of San Gennaro

Feast of San Gennaro

September 19–30, 2020 • event

Eat the best Italian food, watch colorful parades, and attend free concerts

Manhattanhenge

Manhattanhenge

May 29–May 30 | July 11–July 12 • event

A magnificent view of the setting sun right between the buildings in Manhattan

The 9th Avenue International Food Festival

The 9th Avenue International Food Festival

May 16–17, 2020 • event

Try out some of the best food Hell's Kitchen can offer

West Indian or Labor Day Parade

West Indian or Labor Day Parade

September 07, 2020 • event

A colourful and vibrant celebration of the Caribbean culture

Easter Parade & Easter Bonnet Festival

Easter Parade & Easter Bonnet Festival

April 12, 2020 • event

One of the best Easter traditions in the Big Apple where New Yorkers show off their creativity

Fleet Week NYC (FWNY)

Fleet Week NYC (FWNY)

May 20–26, 2020 • event

Witness NYC being flooded by sailors in beautiful white uniforms

4th of July Fireworks & Parade

4th of July Fireworks & Parade

July 04 • event

Celebrate one of America's favorite holidays in its most iconic city

NYC Wine and Food Festival

NYC Wine and Food Festival

October 08–11, 2020 • event

A great chance to indulge in food and wine, and meet celebrity chefs in foodie heaven

Brazilian Day

Brazilian Day

August 30, 2021 • event

If it's not a sign to put your green and yellow clothes on, then what is? Celebrate Brazil's independence day NYC style

NYC Pride

NYC Pride

June 27, 2020 (virtual event) • event

One of the largest Pride celebrations in the world, spanning almost the whole month

Village Halloween Parade

Village Halloween Parade

October 31 • event

The Village Halloween Parade is the world’s largest Halloween procession as well as the only major nighttime parade in the U.S.

International Pillow Fight Day

International Pillow Fight Day

April 04, 2020 • event

If you see feathers all over the street, it's probably the International Pillow Fight Day, the fluffiest fight in the world

Go Topless Day

Go Topless Day

August 23, 2020 • event

Take off your top to support gender equality

Columbus Day Parade

Columbus Day Parade

October 12, 2020 • event

The celebration of the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas

Rolex Central Park Horse Show

Rolex Central Park Horse Show

September 18–22, 2019 • event

An elite equestrian competition in a unique location

Celebrate Israel Parade

Celebrate Israel Parade

June 07, 2020 (virtual event) • event

The largest gathering in the world in support of Israel

African American Day Parade

African American Day Parade

September 20, 2020 (virtual event) • event

The massive celebration of African American culture

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 25, 2021 • event

Giant balloons flood the streets of the Big Apple during Thanksgiving Day

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

May 05 • event

Bring your amigos and enjoy the fiesta with some Mexican flavor. There will be a fair, fresh margaritas, and mariachi music—a true Mexican festival in NYC!

St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 17, 2020 • event

Watch the 5th Avenue turn green during the largest St. Patrick's Parade in the world

Pickle Day

Pickle Day

October 06, 2019 • event

A slice of pickle on this day—another slice of history to discover

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend

September 05–07, 2020 • event

New York City knows how to say 'adios' to summer with a long-weekend blowout

Macy's Flower Show

Macy's Flower Show

April 01–09, 2019 • event

When spring has sprung what better way to celebrate than to stop by and adore some blooming flowers?

Empire State Building Run-Up

Empire State Building Run-Up

May 12, 2020 • event

Only 1,576 stairs and you're on the top of the city

Sakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival

Sakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival

Cancelled in 2020 • nature

One of the best ways to celebrate the arrival of spring is viewing cherry blossoms

New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con

October 08–11, 2020 • event

A popular culture convention for adults and kids

Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Parade

May 25, 2020 • event

One of the most popular public events in May falls on Memorial Day Weekend

SantaCon

SantaCon

December 12, 2020 • event

If you are not afraid of looking a bit silly join New Yorkers in this fun tradition

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

early December–early January • event

For over seven decades, the Christmas Tree at the Rockefeller Center has stood as a holiday beacon for New Yorkers

Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival

April 15–26, 2020 • event

This vibrant film festival brings life to the Tribeca neighbourhood

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

October 24, 2020 (virtual event) • event

Pooches let their ego shine at the largest dog costume parade in the world

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

February 07, 2021 • event

Dragons, dancers, and some of the best Chinese food highlight the celebration of Lunar New Year in Chinatown

Governors Ball Music Festival

Governors Ball Music Festival

June 05–07, 2020 • event

A hot summer music festival on the island known for its numerous athletic fields

Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Coney Island Mermaid Parade

June 20, 2020 • event

One of the weirdest and freakiest parades that celebrates the beginning of summer

NYBG Orchid Show

NYBG Orchid Show

February 15–April 12, 2020 • event

Don't miss thousands of beautiful blooms forming an amazing installation

Tribute in Light

Tribute in Light

September 11 • event

The solemn annual commemoration of the victims of 9/11 attack lights up the sky

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

mid-November–late December • event

New York City markets will help you get into the festive spirit and buy some presents for the whole family

Times Square New Year's Eve

Times Square New Year's Eve

December 31–January 01 • event

Join the world's biggest New Year's Eve party!

New York Film Festival (NYFF)

New York Film Festival (NYFF)

September 17–October 11, 2020 (drive-in and virtual) • event

How about meeting hundreds of filmmakers at one of the longest-running film festivals in the United States?

Winter Jazzfest

Winter Jazzfest

January 09–18, 2020 • event

A key event of the New York City jazz scene featuring prominent musicians from around the world

New York City Marathon

New York City Marathon

October 17–November 1, 2020 (virtual event) • event

The NYC Marathon, the largest in the world, is a nice sporting tradition for a great cause

No Pants Subway Ride

No Pants Subway Ride

January 12, 2020 • activity

An annual prank originated in NYC in 2002

Five Boro Bike Tour

Five Boro Bike Tour

May 03, 2020 • event

One of the most massive recreational cycling events in New York City

Metropolitan Opera in the Parks

Metropolitan Opera in the Parks

June 19, 2019 • event

Beautiful opera music in the relaxed atmosphere during the Summer Recital Series

The Great New York State Fair

The Great New York State Fair

August 20–September 06, 2021 • event

Discover lots of delicious food, exciting competitions, exhibits, and thrilling entertainment at the oldest state fair in the U.S.

NYC Hot Sauce Expo in Brooklyn

NYC Hot Sauce Expo in Brooklyn

April 18–19, 2020 • event

The spiciest event in the city

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

October 31 2019–January 05 2020 • event

All of the boroughs in New York City put on dazzling winter displays

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

July 24–August 11, 2019 • event

Performers from around the world make this summer festival wonderful

Vintage Trains and Buses

Vintage Trains and Buses

late November–December • activity

It must be programmed in human nature to feel some nostalgy for yesteryear—New York's vintage train on Christmas provides a chance to soothe that pain

Ice Skating

Ice Skating

late October–early April • activity

Visit the iconic ice skating rinks in Central Park or next to the Rockefeller Center

New York Comedy Festival

New York Comedy Festival

November 8–14, 2021 • event

Spend an evening in a bar with drinks and great jokes like a real New Yorker

Electric Zoo Festival

Electric Zoo Festival

September 04–06, 2020 • event

A wild music festival is a perfect place to spend a hot summer night

Atlantic Antic

Atlantic Antic

October 04, 2020 • event

The oldest and largest street festival in New York

Oktoberfest New York

Oktoberfest New York

October 19–20, 2019 • event

One of the best fall events in NYC

New York International Auto Show

New York International Auto Show

April 10–19, 2020 • event

Held since 1900, this is the oldest automotive exhibition in North America

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

May 16–17, 2020 • event

A joyful celebration of everything meat-free from the City's best vegetarian restaurants

Earth Day

Earth Day

April 22 • event

The annual Earth Day is made to show that being eco-friendly doesn't have to be a burden even if you live in NYC

Dance Parade & Festival

Dance Parade & Festival

May 15, 2021 • event

Over 10,000 dancers, bands, and DJs rock the city

Global Citizen Festival New York

Global Citizen Festival New York

September 25, 2021 • event

Top artists and world leaders get together to make a commitment towards ending poverty

Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

September 18–October 31, 2020 | November 1, 2020 | November 6–8, 2020 | November 13–15, 2020 | November 20–21, 2020 • event

Hudson Valley's biggest Halloween event

NYC Restaurant Week

NYC Restaurant Week

January 21–February 09, 2020 • event

Incredible occasion for food fanatics

Open House New York

Open House New York

October 17–18, 2020 • event

Visit some of the architectural masterpieces in New York for free

Japan Day @ Central Park

Japan Day @ Central Park

May 10, 2020 • event

An annual celebration organized by the Japanese community in NYC

Frieze New York

Frieze New York

May 06–10, 2020 • event

Wander around Randell's Island and observe some of the best works of contemporary artists

Holiday Train Show

Holiday Train Show

November 23 2019–January 26 2020 • event

Marvel at a half-mile train track with some 150 miniature NYC landmarks at New York Botanical Gardens

New York City Tartan Day Parade

New York City Tartan Day Parade

April 04, 2020 • event

The celebration of all Scottish things

Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park

Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park

October 04, 2020 • event

Time-travel to the Middle Age from Manhattan

New York Fall Foliage

New York Fall Foliage

late September–October • nature

The most beautiful time of year in New York State

New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC)

New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC)

October 01–31, 2019 • event

The f​est​ival with over a thousand performances is a true celebration of talent and creativity

Bastille Day

Bastille Day

July 14, 2020 (limited event) • event

What an amazing event for all the francophiles—celebrating France’s Independence Day

Fall for Dance Festival

Fall for Dance Festival

October 01–13, 2019 • event

An affordable way to see world-class performers

Oyster Festival

Oyster Festival

canceled in 2020 • event

The largest waterfront festival on the East Coast runs annually in Oyster Bay

Pulaski Day Parade

Pulaski Day Parade

October 04, 2020 • event

The day to celebrate Polish heritage in New York City

Dominican Day Parade

Dominican Day Parade

August 07, 2020 • event

The annual celebration of Dominican culture and heritage

New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week

February 06–13, 2020 • event

Stay on top of fashion trends at one of the "Big 4" fashion weeks

New York Renaissance Faire

New York Renaissance Faire

Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day Monday • event

Are you ready to escape modern reality?

Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus

October 12 2019–February 02 2020 • event

A well-known tourist attraction of New York City

National Puerto Rican Day Parade

National Puerto Rican Day Parade

June 14, 2020 (online event) • event

One of the largest cultural celebrations in the U.S.

Oyster Season

Oyster Season

September–April • food

Oyster culture has a special place in the New York lifestyle

Tournament of Champions Squash

Tournament of Champions Squash

January 09–17, 2020 • event

The only sports event held in the iconic Grand Central Terminal

Museum Mile Festival

Museum Mile Festival

June 09, 2020 (virtual event) • event

New York's biggest block party and a chance to visit eight of New York's famous museums for free

NYC Winter Lantern Festival

NYC Winter Lantern Festival

November 20 2019–January 12 2020 • event

A Chinese holiday tradition gains popularity in New York City

OZY Fest

OZY Fest

July 25, 2020 • event

Two days of excellent music, meaningful conversations, and comedy at NYC's favorite backyard

Independence Day BBQ

Independence Day BBQ

July 04 • food

There's only a few things more American than a classic backyard barbeque

Archtober

Archtober

October 01–October 31 • event

A month-long festival of tours, lectures, films, and exhibitions

Skiing near NYC: The Catskill Mountains

Skiing near NYC: The Catskill Mountains

late November–early April (best January–February) • activity

Winter destinations in upstate New York offer a decent amount of snow for a weekend getaway

Skiing in the Adirondacks and Lake Placid Region

Skiing in the Adirondacks and Lake Placid Region

late November–mid-April (best February) • activity

Discover some of the best ski resorts of the Northeast

New York Coffee Festival

New York Coffee Festival

October 08–10, 2021 • event

Immerse yourself into demonstrations, tastings and workshops from almost 100 coffee-industry professionals

​Winter Village at Bryant Park

​Winter Village at Bryant Park

October 30, 2020–January 3, 2021 • event

Manhattan's winter wonderland and the oasis of fun in a busy district

Lake George Winter Carnival

Lake George Winter Carnival

February 01–23, 2020 (weekends) • event

A family-friendly month-long celebration of winter

Brooklyn Book Festival

Brooklyn Book Festival

September 28–October 05, 2020 (virtual event) • event

The largest free literary event in New York City

AfroPunk Fest

AfroPunk Fest

August 24–25, 2019 • event

This Brooklyn festival celebrates African heritage and a rebellious spirit

NY Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks

NY Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks

June 11–16, 2019 • event

Enjoy your favorite classical sonatas under the stars

Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival

Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival

canceled in 2020 • event

Free festival showcases the biggest opera stars on a wide screen

State Fair Meadowlands

State Fair Meadowlands

July 23–August 09, 2020 • event

The largest fair of New Jersey offers old-fashioned fun

globalFEST

globalFEST

January 01, 2021 • event

The festival that promotes diversity in music

The Color Run

The Color Run

June 06, 2020 • event

This race is often called “The Happiest 5K on the Planet”

World Maker Faire

World Maker Faire

September 21–22, 2019 • event

The greatest family-friendly festival of creativity, resourcefulness, and invention

NYRR Brooklyn Half Marathon

NYRR Brooklyn Half Marathon

May 16, 2020 • event

The largest half-marathon in the United States

Five Points Festival

Five Points Festival

May 30–31, 2020 • event

An unusual mix of art, designer toys and counterculture

BIG Salsa Festival New York

BIG Salsa Festival New York

May 21–25, 2020 • event

A must-attend event for all salsa and bachata fans

Coffee & Tea Festival

Coffee & Tea Festival

March 21–22, 2020 • event

The international event celebrates all things coffee and tea

New Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon

New Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon

November 14–15, 2020 • event

The largest marathon in the state of New Jersey

New York Road Runners Midnight Run

New York Road Runners Midnight Run

December 31–January 01 • activity

A fun alternative to traditional celebrations that might just define your year

Veterans Day Parade

Veterans Day Parade

November 11 • event

Take a day to honour veterans

Rooftop Films

Rooftop Films

May 25–July 14, 2018 • event

Rooftop Films travel across the city, holding screenings on rooftops, parks, and other beautiful spots

New York Boat Show

New York Boat Show

January 27–31, 2021 • event

The oldest and one of the largest boat shows in the United States

East Harlem Giglio Feast

East Harlem Giglio Feast

August 06–09, 2020 • event

Immerse yourself in Italian culture dancing with the giant Giglio through the streets of Manhattan

CURLFEST New York

CURLFEST New York

July 27, 2019 • event

World's largest natural beauty festival

New York Burlesque Festival

New York Burlesque Festival

October 01–04, 2020 (virtual event) • event

Four days of glitter and glamour

BroadwayCon

BroadwayCon

January 24–26, 2020 • event

A colorful festival where fans can meet and interact with their favorite Broadway stars

Night Nation Run

Night Nation Run

June 27, 2020 • event

A 5K run with live DJs and glow sticks, blends sport and partying

Panorama NYC Music Festival

Panorama NYC Music Festival

July 2020 (TBA) • event

One of the most popular summer festivals often called the Coachella of the East Coast

NYC Craft Beer Festival

NYC Craft Beer Festival

December 12, 2020 • event

About 75 breweries present 150 craft beers for you to enjoy

Winter Jam

Winter Jam

February 01, 2020 • event

One day in a year when you can ski in Central Park

Rugged Maniac New York City

Rugged Maniac New York City

June 20, 2020 • event

Half mud run & half festival—everything about this race is fun!

The New York City Poetry Festival

The New York City Poetry Festival

July 25–26, 2020 • event

Meet all New York poets and poetry fans at one place

German-American Steuben Parade

German-American Steuben Parade

September 19, 2020 (virtual event) | September 18, 2021 • event

One of the largest German parades in the United States

Pinknic

Pinknic

July 19–20, 2019 • event

Think pink and enjoy the picnic & music festival

Thanksgiving Day Food

Thanksgiving Day Food

November 26, 2020 • food

The tastiest food can always be found on the Thanksgiving table!

NY Beer Fest

NY Beer Fest

May 04, 2019 • event

One of the newest beer festivals in the City

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New York City (NYC) weather in January

5.4/10 score
Acceptable
0° average
average temperatures
90.1 mm
precipitation
9h 22m
daylight duration
The first month of the year is the coldest time in New York City which also makes it the least popular month with tourists. Cold winds make chilly weather feel even worse in the city. The temperatures are actually moderately cold staying either slightly below or above freezing level. On good days you can count on sunshine and 6°C (43°F). There are about six hours of daily sunshine in January. Precipitation occurs for 10 days this month. Half of that time it may snow. Even snowstorms happen in New York in January. Five days bring moderate rainfall or freezing rain. January is a good time to visit skating rinks or go skiing in Upstate New York

New York City (NYC) weather in February

5.4/10 score
Acceptable
0° average
average temperatures
81 mm
precipitation
9h 27m
daylight duration
February is another cold month in New York City. Temperatures vary between below freezing and about 7°C (45°F). But cold winds may make you feel chilly even when the temperature is moderate. Sunny days happen quite often. After all, there are about six hours of sunshine on average. There are about three snowy days and five rainy days in February. On some days you can see a mix of snow and rain as well. If you plan to visit New York City in February, bring a warm jacket, boots, gloves, and a hat. It’s a good time to visit museums, art galleries and skate on outdoor rinks.

New York City (NYC) weather in March

5.8/10 score
Acceptable
4° average
average temperatures
97.7 mm
precipitation
10h 19m
daylight duration
March sees some improvement in terms of temperature and sunshine, but it still feels a lot like winter. Additionally, the precipitation increases with the arrival of spring. Expect more sunny and warm spring-like weather from mid-March. On some days the temperature reaches a comfortable 10°C (50°F). Snowfalls are still possible at the beginning of the month. There is just one snowy day this month. Meanwhile, rains get more frequent. Afternoon showers and moderate rains are possible for 10 days. The good news is that cold winds become less common in the second half of March, which makes long walks and sightseeing more comfortable. However, you still need to pack your winter jacket and boots if you visit the city in March. Early mornings and nights are still rather chilly.

New York City (NYC) weather in April

6.6/10 score
Good
10° average
average temperatures
89.8 mm
precipitation
11h 36m
daylight duration
April brings the first real warmth to New York City. Also, the city’s parks and gardens are starting to bloom with flowers. The temperature reaches comfortable range. With some sun and 16°C (60°F) it’s nice to sit in an outdoor cafe or go for long walks in Manhattan. With eight hours of daily sunshine, you can plan a lot of activities. You can spend some time on the lawns of Central Park enjoying the first warm days. Rainfall also increases in April. Moderate and light rains, as well as afternoon showers, can happen for thirteen days. Pack a light jacket for mornings and late evenings and an umbrella.

New York City (NYC) weather in May

7.3/10 score
Very good
15° average
average temperatures
104.4 mm
precipitation
12h 58m
daylight duration
May is one of the best months to spend in NYC. The temperature stays in the comfortable 20s°C (70s°F). The humidity is moderate and it’s not too hot for long walks through Manhattan. The parks, especially Central Park, are lush and green, bursting with spring flowers. You can relax on a beach in New York City in May, but keep in mind that water is still chilly: 12°C (54°F), You can spend hours on an outdoor patio or wandering through the city enjoying nine hours of daily sunshine. However, May is also one of the wettest months in the city with about 15 rainy days. So bring some waterproof clothes and an umbrella.

New York City (NYC) weather in June

6.9/10 score
Good
21° average
average temperatures
109.7 mm
precipitation
14h 12m
daylight duration
June brings hot and humid weather to NYC. The beginning of the month can be moderate and reminiscent of spring weather, however by the second half temperatures rise to 27°C (80°F) quite frequently. Shorts and t-shirts will be the only thing you will need in the city during this warm and pleasant month. June is great for hiking, cycling, and sightseeing. With about 11 hours of daily sunshine, it’s a perfect time to visit the beach. Water in the ocean usually reaches 17°C (62°F) during that time. June is also a quite wet month in New York so don’t forget to bring your umbrella. There will be thirteen rainy days. Thunderstorms are also possible.

New York City (NYC) weather in July

5.8/10 score
Acceptable
24° average
average temperatures
86.3 mm
precipitation
14h 58m
daylight duration
In July, life in New York City moves closer to the ocean. The water finally warms up to a comfortable 22°C (72°F), and numerous beaches in the city are taken over by crowds of swimmers and sunbathers. With mellow weather in the 20s°C (70s°F), it’s a great time for any kind of outdoor activity. However, don’t forget to pack a sunscreen lotion as the sun is rather intense shining for about 11 hours daily. Heatwaves also happen with the temperature soaring to 32°C (90°F). The rains are also frequent with 10-13 rainy days in July. Thunderstorms and small floods are possible in July.

New York City (NYC) weather in August

6/10 score
Good
24° average
average temperatures
114.1 mm
precipitation
14h 54m
daylight duration
August is another hot and humid month in New York City. Humidity reaches the highest levels at this time. With temperatures reaching 30°C (89°F), hot and sticky days are perfect for visiting the beach where the water warms up to 23°C (74°F). The weather is also good for outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, cycling, and sightseeing. It’s relatively dry in the city in August compared with the previous months. There are about 10-12 rainy days, and thunderstorms can happen in the afternoons. With ten hours of dai;ly sunshine, some rain actually brings relief from the heat and sun.

New York City (NYC) weather in September

7/10 score
Very good
20° average
average temperatures
88.7 mm
precipitation
14h 02m
daylight duration
September is a gorgeous month in New York City. In terms of temperature and overall feeling, it’s another summer month. The heat is gone, and it’s just pleasantly warm and sunny. Due to nine daily sunshine hours September suits for any outdoor activity: sightseeing, hiking, cycling or boating. It’s also the perfect time to visit the beach with ocean temperatures around 20°C (68°F). Rains get longer and more intense in September. There are ten days with precipitation, and it’s usually moderate and heavy rains. Thunderstorms and floods are also possible.

New York City (NYC) weather in October

7.4/10 score
Very good
14° average
average temperatures
85.9 mm
precipitation
12h 47m
daylight duration
October is a beautiful time in New York City when trees in Central Park start changing colors. The weather gets drier and cooler, however, there are still plenty of warm days for long walks, sightseeing and enjoying the sun in an outdoor cafe. With seven hours of daily sunshine, it’s a good time for cycling, hiking or boating. The temperature might be too cold to enjoy the beach, the ocean temperature also drops to 17°C (63°F). October is the driest month in New York City. There are ten rainy days this month, but it’s mostly light rain in the afternoons. Nights and early mornings get a little chilly so you might want to pack a jacket and some warm layers.

New York City (NYC) weather in November

6.4/10 score
Good
8° average
average temperatures
89.7 mm
precipitation
11h 26m
daylight duration
In November, the weather in New York City is taking a turn for the worse. The days get shorter, there are just about six hours of daily sunshine, the skies get rather dark. On the bright side, autumn foliage is gorgeous, and November is one of the best times to admire it in Central Park or other parks around the city. The temperatures are chilly, and nights get really cold in November. The first snowfall can happen at the end of the month. There are also 10-12 rainy days on average, and rains are mostly light and moderate. November is still a good time for sightseeing and long walks, however, outdoor activities are rather limited. You will also need to pack a warm jacket, gloves and even a hat for chilly winds and sudden cold waves.

New York City (NYC) weather in December

5.6/10 score
Acceptable
3° average
average temperatures
121.8 mm
precipitation
9h 52m
daylight duration
December brings winter weather to New York City. Thanks to warm currents in the Atlantic ocean the temperature usually doesn’t drop below freezing. However, there are many days in December when it’s slightly above freezing, and bitterly cold wind that picks up in the afternoons makes it feel even worse. Nights can be freezing, so make sure you pack a warm jacket, boots, gloves, and a hat. There are two snowy days in December and about ten rainy days on average. Freezing rain can also happen. There are about 6 hours of daily sunshine in December. Dark gloomy skies are compensated with lavish Christmas decorations in the city. December is also a good month for outdoor skating at several rinks available in Manhattan.