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When is the best time to visit New York?

The best time to visit New York (New York City) is June based on the following average weather conditions.

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  • 37°F maximum daytime temperature in January in New York (New York City)37
  • 39°F maximum daytime temperature in February in New York (New York City)39
  • 48°F maximum daytime temperature in March in New York (New York City)48
  • 61°F maximum daytime temperature in April in New York (New York City)61
  • 70°F maximum daytime temperature in May in New York (New York City)70
  • 79°F maximum daytime temperature in June in New York (New York City)79
  • 84°F maximum daytime temperature in July in New York (New York City)84
  • 82°F maximum daytime temperature in August in New York (New York City)82
  • 75°F maximum daytime temperature in September in New York (New York City)75
  • 64°F maximum daytime temperature in October in New York (New York City)64
  • 54°F maximum daytime temperature in November in New York (New York City)54
  • 43°F maximum daytime temperature in December in New York (New York City)43

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The weather guide for New York (New York City) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Which is the hottest month in New York?

The hottest time of year in New York City, New York is normally July. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 84°F with moderate heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in New York?

In terms of rainfall, July is usually the wettest month in New York City, New York with 4.1 inches on average. There are normally 9 days in July with some rain.

When is it sunniest in New York?

The sunniest time of year in New York City, New York is normally August with bright sunshine on average for 62% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in New York?

The sea is usually at its warmest in New York City, New York in August when the water temperature reaches 72°F.

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