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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 York:

New York City

Niagara Falls
The Hamptons



Climate information
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.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 3 -3 5 10 7
February 5 -2 6 9 5
March 10 2 7 11 5
April 16 7 8 11 7
May 22 12 8 11 11
June 26 17 9 11 17
July 29 20 9 10 22
August 28 20 9 10 23
September 24 16 7 9 20
October 18 10 7 8 17
November 12 5 5 9 13
December 6 -1 5 11 10
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

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.

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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