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.

34 THINGS TO DO IN NEW YORK CITY (NYC) (SEPTEMBER 14 - SEPTEMBER 23)

Feast of San Gennaro

Feast of San Gennaro

unconfirmedSeptember 12–22, 2021 • event

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

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

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

African American Day Parade

African American Day Parade

unconfirmedSeptember 19, 2021 • event

The massive celebration of African American culture

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!

Empire State Building Run-Up

Empire State Building Run-Up

unconfirmedFall 2021 • event

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

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

SummerStage in Central Park

SummerStage in Central Park

canceledJune–September • event

New York's largest free outdoor performing arts festival

Waterfront Workouts

Waterfront Workouts

June–September • event

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

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

New York Fall Foliage

New York Fall Foliage

late September–October • nature

The most beautiful time of year in New York State

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 ​

New York Renaissance Faire

New York Renaissance Faire

unconfirmedSaturdays, Sundays & Labor Day Monday  • event

Are you ready to escape modern reality?

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

Oyster Season

Oyster Season

September–April • food

Oyster culture has a special place in the New York lifestyle

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

April–November • activity

Long Island is one of the best whale-watching destinations on the East Coast

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

Rooftop Films

Rooftop Films

March–November 2021 (drive-in, on selected dates) • event

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

Freshkills Park

Freshkills Park

April–November • activity

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

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

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Manhattanhenge

Manhattanhenge

out of rangeMay 29–30 | July 11–12 | November 29–30 | January 11–12 • 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

unconfirmedmid-May 2021 • 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

unconfirmedSeptember 6, 2021 • event

A colourful and vibrant celebration of the Caribbean culture

CURLFEST New York

CURLFEST New York

on holdJuly 2021 • event

World's largest natural beauty festival

Easter Parade & Easter Bonnet Festival

Easter Parade & Easter Bonnet Festival

out of rangeApril 4, 2021 • 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)

out of rangeMay 26–31, 2021 (virtual) • event

Witness NYC being flooded by sailors in beautiful white uniforms

4th of July Fireworks & Parade

4th of July Fireworks & Parade

out of rangeJuly 4 • event

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

NYC Wine and Food Festival

NYC Wine and Food Festival

out of rangeOctober 8–11, 2020 • event

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

National Puerto Rican Day Parade

National Puerto Rican Day Parade

out of rangeJune 13, 2021 • event

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

Brazilian Day

Brazilian Day

unconfirmedAugust 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

out of rangeJune 25, 2021 (The Rally, virtual event) | June 27, 2021 (Parade, virtual and limted in-person event) • event

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

Village Halloween Parade

Village Halloween Parade

out of rangeOctober 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.

The Great New York State Fair

The Great New York State Fair

out of rangeAugust 20–September 6, 2021 • event

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

Go Topless Day

Go Topless Day

unconfirmedlate August • event

Take off your top to support gender equality

International Pillow Fight Day

International Pillow Fight Day

out of rangeApril 7, 2022 • event

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

Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park

canceledlate May–mid-August • event

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

Columbus Day Parade

Columbus Day Parade

unconfirmedOctober 11, 2021 • event

The celebration of the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas

Celebrate Israel Parade

Celebrate Israel Parade

out of rangeMay 22, 2022 • event

The largest gathering in the world in support of Israel

Rolex Central Park Horse Show

Rolex Central Park Horse Show

on holdSeptember 18–22, 2019 • event

An elite equestrian competition in a unique location

Macy's Flower Show

Macy's Flower Show

out of rangeMay 2–16, 2021 • event

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

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

out of rangeNovember 25, 2021 • event

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

NYBG Orchid Show

NYBG Orchid Show

out of rangeCANCELED and replaced with Spotlight on Orchids (February 20–April 4, 2021) • event

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

State Fair Meadowlands

State Fair Meadowlands

out of rangeJune 18–July 11, 2021 • event

The largest fair of New Jersey offers old-fashioned fun

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

out of rangeMay 5 • 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!

NY Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks

NY Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks

on holdmid-June 2021 • event

Enjoy your favorite classical sonatas under the stars

St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade

out of rangeMarch 17, 2021 (virtual) • event

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

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend

out of rangeSeptember 4–6, 2021  • event

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

Pickle Day

Pickle Day

out of rangeOctober 6, 2019 • event

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

Sakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival

Sakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival

canceledApril 2021 • nature

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

New York International Auto Show

New York International Auto Show

out of rangeAugust 20–29, 2021 • event

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

Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Coney Island Mermaid Parade

on holdJune 19, 2021 • event

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

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

unconfirmedlate July–mid-August 2021 • event

Performers from around the world make this summer festival wonderful

Five Boro Bike Tour

Five Boro Bike Tour

on holdMay 2, 2021 • event

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

Memorial Day Parades

Memorial Day Parades

out of rangeMay 31, 2021 (some canceled, some scheduled) • event

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

Dominican Day Parade

Dominican Day Parade

out of rangeAugust 8, 2021 • event

The annual celebration of Dominican culture and heritage

New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con

out of rangeOctober 8–11, 2020 • event

A popular culture convention for adults and kids

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

out of rangeFebruary 12–14, 2021 (virtual) • 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

out of rangeSeptember 24–26, 2021 • event

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

SantaCon

SantaCon

out of rangeDecember 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

unconfirmedNovember 14–December 31, 2020 | Lighting ceremony: December 2, 2020 • event

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

Times Square New Year's Eve

Times Square New Year's Eve

out of rangeDecember 31, 2020–January 1, 2021 (online) • event

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

Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival

out of rangeJune 9–20, 2021 • event

This vibrant film festival brings life to the Tribeca neighbourhood

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

out of rangeOctober 24, 2020 (virtual event) • event

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

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

out of rangeNovember–early January • event

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

Tribute in Light

Tribute in Light

out of rangeSeptember 11 • event

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

Winter Jazzfest

Winter Jazzfest

on holdJanuary 9–18, 2020 • event

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

Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park

Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park

unconfirmedlate September–early October 2021 • event

Time-travel to the Middle Age from Manhattan

Metropolitan Opera in the Parks

Metropolitan Opera in the Parks

canceledJune 2021 • event

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

New York Film Festival (NYFF)

New York Film Festival (NYFF)

out of rangeSeptember 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?

Global Citizen Festival New York

Global Citizen Festival New York

out of rangeSeptember 25, 2021 • event

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

New York City Marathon

New York City Marathon

out of rangeOctober 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

out of rangeJanuary 12, 2020 • activity

An annual prank originated in NYC in 2002

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

out of rangelate October–early January  • event

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

NYC Hot Sauce Expo in Brooklyn

NYC Hot Sauce Expo in Brooklyn

out of rangeOctober 16–17, 2021 • event

The spiciest event in the city

Dance Parade & Festival

Dance Parade & Festival

out of rangeMay 21, 2022 • event

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

Vintage Trains and Buses

Vintage Trains and Buses

out of rangelate 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

New York Comedy Festival

New York Comedy Festival

out of rangeNovember 8–14, 2021 • event

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

Ice Skating

Ice Skating

out of rangelate October–early April • activity

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

Electric Zoo Festival

Electric Zoo Festival

out of rangeSeptember 4–6, 2020 • event

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

Japan Day @ Central Park

Japan Day @ Central Park

out of rangeMay 9, 2021 • event

An annual celebration organized by the Japanese community in NYC

Bastille Day

Bastille Day

out of rangeJuly 14, 2021 • event

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

Atlantic Antic

Atlantic Antic

out of rangeOctober 4, 2020 • event

The oldest and largest street festival in New York

Oktoberfest New York

Oktoberfest New York

out of rangeOctober 19–20, 2019 • event

One of the best fall events in NYC

Earth Day

Earth Day

out of rangeApril 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

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

unconfirmedmid-May 2021 • event

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

Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

out of rangeNovember 20–22, 2020 • event

Hudson Valley's biggest Halloween event

Frieze New York

Frieze New York

out of rangeMay 5–9, 2021 • event

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

NYC Restaurant Week

NYC Restaurant Week

on holdJanuary 21–February 9, 2020 • event

Incredible occasion for food fanatics

Open House New York

Open House New York

out of rangeOctober 17–18, 2020 • event

Visit some of the architectural masterpieces in New York for free

NYC Tartan Day Parade

NYC Tartan Day Parade

out of rangeApril 10, 2021 • event

The celebration of all Scottish things

Holiday Train Show

Holiday Train Show

on holdNovember 23, 2019–January 26, 2020 • event

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

Museum Mile Festival

Museum Mile Festival

out of rangeJune 8, 2021 • event

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

Oyster Festival

Oyster Festival

unconfirmedlate October 2021 • event

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

New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC)

New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC)

out of rangeOctober 1–31, 2019 • event

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

New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week

out of rangeFebruary 14–17, 2021 • event

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

Fall for Dance Festival

Fall for Dance Festival

out of rangeOctober 1–13, 2019 • event

An affordable way to see world-class performers

Pulaski Day Parade

Pulaski Day Parade

out of rangeOctober 4, 2020 • event

The day to celebrate Polish heritage in New York City

AfroPunk Fest

AfroPunk Fest

unconfirmedlate August 2021 • event

This Brooklyn festival celebrates African heritage and a rebellious spirit

Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus

out of rangeOctober 12, 2019–February 2, 2020 • event

A well-known tourist attraction of New York City

BIG Salsa Festival New York

BIG Salsa Festival New York

out of rangeMay 21–25, 2021 • event

A must-attend event for all salsa and bachata fans

Beach Season

Beach Season

out of rangeJune–August • activity

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

Tournament of Champions Squash

Tournament of Champions Squash

unconfirmedmid-January 2022 • event

The only sports event held in the iconic Grand Central Terminal

NYC Winter Lantern Festival

NYC Winter Lantern Festival

out of rangeNovember 20, 2019–January 12, 2020 • event

A Chinese holiday tradition gains popularity in New York City

OZY Fest

OZY Fest

unconfirmedlate July 2022 • event

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

Independence Day BBQ

Independence Day BBQ

out of rangeJuly 4 • food

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

New York Coffee Festival

New York Coffee Festival

out of rangeOctober 8–10, 2021 • event

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

The Color Run

The Color Run

on holdearly June 2021 • event

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

Archtober

Archtober

out of rangeOctober 1–October 31 • event

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

East Harlem Giglio Feast

East Harlem Giglio Feast

out of rangeAugust 15, 2021 • event

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

Skiing near NYC: The Catskill Mountains

Skiing near NYC: The Catskill Mountains

out of rangeDecember–early April (best in 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

out of rangelate November–mid-April (best in February–March) • activity

Discover some of the best ski resorts in the Northeast

​Winter Village at Bryant Park

​Winter Village at Bryant Park

out of rangeOctober 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

canceledFebruary 1–24, 2021 • event

A family-friendly month-long celebration of winter

Brooklyn Book Festival

Brooklyn Book Festival

out of rangeSeptember 28–October 05, 2020 (virtual event) • event

The largest free literary event in New York City

Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival

Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival

out of rangecanceled in 2020 • event

Free festival showcases the biggest opera stars on a wide screen

Coffee & Tea Festival

Coffee & Tea Festival

out of rangeFebruary–May 2021 (various online events on selected dates) • event

The international event celebrates all things coffee and tea

globalFEST

globalFEST

out of rangeJanuary 1, 2021 • event

The festival that promotes diversity in music

World Maker Faire

World Maker Faire

on holdSeptember 21–22, 2019 • event

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

NYRR Brooklyn Half Marathon

NYRR Brooklyn Half Marathon

out of rangeMay 15–23, 2021 (virtual) • event

The largest half-marathon in the United States

New York Boat Show

New York Boat Show

out of rangeJanuary 27–31, 2021 • event

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

Five Points Fest

Five Points Fest

on holdlate May–early June 2021 • event

An unusual mix of art, designer toys and counterculture

New Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon

New Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon

canceledNovember 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

out of rangeDecember 31–January 1 • activity

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

Veterans Day Parade

Veterans Day Parade

out of rangeNovember 11 • event

Take a day to honour veterans

New York Burlesque Festival

New York Burlesque Festival

out of rangeOctober 01–04, 2020 (virtual event) • event

Four days of glitter and glamour

Pinknic

Pinknic

overJuly 19–20, 2019 • event

Think pink and enjoy the picnic & music festival

BroadwayCon

BroadwayCon

out of rangeApril 17–18, 2021 • event

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

Night Nation Run

Night Nation Run

on holdJune 2021 • event

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

Panorama NYC Music Festival

Panorama NYC Music Festival

overJuly 27–29, 2018 • event

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

NYC Craft Beer Festival

NYC Craft Beer Festival

out of rangeDecember 12, 2020 • event

About 75 breweries present 150 craft beers for you to enjoy

Winter Jam

Winter Jam

out of rangecanceled in 2021 • event

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

Rugged Maniac New York City

Rugged Maniac New York City

out of rangeJune 19, 2021 • event

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

The New York City Poetry Festival

The New York City Poetry Festival

out of rangeJuly 24–25, 2021 • event

Meet all New York poets and poetry fans at one place

Thanksgiving Day Food

Thanksgiving Day Food

out of rangeNovember 26, 2020 • food

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

NY Beer Fest

NY Beer Fest

overMay 4, 2019 • event

One of the newest beer festivals in the City

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Jan
5.4
Feb
5.4
Mar
5.8
Apr
6.6
May
7.3
Jun
6.9
Jul
5.8
Aug
6
Sep
7
Oct
7.4
Nov
6.4
Dec
5.6

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.