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The climate of Albany (New York - United States of America)
Albany is the capital of the state of New York and is located in the eastern part of this state. Albany is located at the junction of the Mohawk River and the Hudson River. Albany was founded by the Dutch as Fort Nassau in the 17th century. When the city was conquered by the British it was renamed Albany. The town hall was built in the 19th century in the unique Richardsonian Romanesque style. The city center is dominated by the many high rise buildings that can be found here.
Albany has a wet continental climate. Because of the presence of the Atlantic Ocean the climate has characteristics of a maritime climate. Winters are cold and summers are warm and wet. Albany has four distinct seasons. During the winter average temperatures are below freezing point. In January temperatures hardly rise above freezing point. During the winter a fair amount of snow may fall. On average Albany gets 150 centimeters of annual snowfall spread out over 35 snowy days.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Albany:

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January -1 -11 5 12 n/a
February 1 -10 6 11 n/a
March 7 -4 7 12 n/a
April 14 2 7 12 n/a
May 21 8 8 13 n/a
June 26 13 9 12 n/a
July 29 15 9 10 n/a
August 27 14 8 11 n/a
September 23 14 7 10 n/a
October 17 10 6 9 n/a
November 10 0 4 13 n/a
December 2 -7 4 13 n/a
= 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 figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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