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The climate of New York City (New York - United States of America)
The New York City metropolis is located in the eastern part of the state of New York. New York City is the symbol of capitalism. It was one of the first metro poles that met all criteria to be classified as a metropolis. The stock exchange, mainly known as Wall Street is leading in the worldwide financial sector. The name Wall Street refers to its location in Manhattan. This is also why New York is seen as one of the most important business cities in the world. This of course attracts many businessmen. However, many tourists travel here too. The most popular attractions can be found on the crowded island of Manhattan. Most tourists also take the ferry from Manhattan to Staten Island, this ferry sails along the statue of liberty. Other parts of the city such as Brooklyn become increasingly popular among tourists.

New York City has a moderate maritime climate with warm summers and fairly mild winters. However, when cold air is supplied by an Arctic current it may get extremely cold during the winter. When this occurs temperatures may even drop below -10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit). Occasionally large amounts of snow fall which causes inconvenience. On average New York City gets 70 centimeters of annual snowfall. However, during some winters more than 1 meter of snow falls which results in a blanket of snow of tens of centimeters. If you travel to New York during spring or fall you should bear in mind that the weather is very unstable. Stormy and cold weather may change into spring like and sunny weather overnight. If you plan a city trip to New York you should bear this in mind while packing. Summers are warm in the Big Apple. During the summer average daytime temperatures are around 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). However, almost every summer has one or several periods in which temperatures rise far above 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). All the concrete in the city makes it feel very hot then. Every now and then a heavy tropical storm can be recorded in the vicinity of New York. Once every 20-30 years New York even gets hit by a hurricane.


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

temperature (įC)


temperature (įC)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (įC)
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 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


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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