The climate of New York (United
States of America)
The state of New York is located in the northeastern part of the
United States. Where the economy is concerned New York is among the
most important states in the country. This is mainly caused by the
presence of the New York City metropolis which is the financial heart
of the United States. According to many even of the world. The state
of New York has three different climate types according to the Köppen
Geiger climate classification. The southeastern part of the state,
where Long Island and New York City are situated has a warm maritime
climate, type Cfa. The interior has continental climate types. The
southern part of the state has a warm continental climate. the
northern part of the state borders Canada and has a moderate
continental climate. Summers are warm to very warm, winters are cool
to cold. Because of its location the sea slightly influences the
climate in the state of New York. The climate in the entire state can
be characterized as erratic. Extremes in weather may occur all year
round. During the winter periods with very low temperatures may change
into rainy days with high temperatures overnight. During the summer
heat waves with temperatures rising to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees
Fahrenheit) are not uncommon. Once every 20 to 30 years a hurricane
reaches the state of New York. Along the coast where New York City is
situated this may cause enormous amounts of damage.
Climate information of places in New York
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific
information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per
region or city. The following climate information is available for New
Throughout New York several climate figures and temperatures can be
recorded. The figures below are for New York City and cannot be seen
as an average for this state. For climate figures for other places and
regions in New York please, visit the individual climate pages.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The figures below apply to New York City. For
climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the
relevant individual climate pages.
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