New York City Temperatures: Averages by Month

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The numbers here tell you how hot and cold the weather usually is in New York City, USA during each month of the year.

The average high and low temperatures are listed below monthly and annually for New York City, in both degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius.

Maximums and minimums are only part of the temperature picture. To fill in the rest, there's information on how many days a month get above or below a given temperature.

To find out how often it rises over 70, 80 or 90 °F each month in New York City, scroll down farther. There are also monthly and yearly counts of days with cold temperatures.

All the numbers are averages, based on climate statistics gathered from 1981 to 2010. The weather data were recorded in the midst of Central Park in Manhattan.

Average New York City temperatures
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
38 27 January   4  -3
42 29 February   5  -2
50 35 March 10   2
61 45 April 16   7
71 54 May 22 12
79 64 June 26 18
84 69 July 29 20
83 68 August 28 20
75 61 September 24 16
64 50 October 18 10
54 42 November 12   5
43 32 December   6   0
62 48 Year 17   9

Days of Hot Weather in New York City

Temperatures of 100 degrees Fahrenheit are not normal for New York. The city averages just 12 days a year when the thermometer peaks at 90 °F or more.

New York City normally has 200 days a year of 60 degrees or higher, including every day from June to September. The city's temperatures typically rise into the 60s for a day or two in each of the winter months.

Days per month in New York City of at least 70, 80 or 90 °F
  70 °F
21 °C
80 °F
27 °C
90 °F
32 °C
January     0   0   0
February     0   0   0
March     1   0   0
April     6   1   0
May   16   5   1
June   26 15   2
July   30 23   6
August   30 22   3
September   23   8   1
October     7   1   0
November     1   0   0
December     0   0   0
Year 141 75 12

How Often New York City Has Cold Temperatures

Low temperatures that drop below freezing are common in New York throughout winter. As well, November and April usually get the occasional night of frosty weather.

New York on average has three nights a year when the thermometer sinks to 10 °F or lower. Just January and February normally have temperatures this cold.

For 18 days a year, on average, the city's highest temperature doesn’t get above freezing. Such chilly days occur from December to March, but are usually most frequent in January.

Days in New York City with a low temperature of 20, 32, or 40 °F or less
  20 °F
-8 °C
32 °F
0 °C
40 °F
4 °C
January   8 20   28
February   4 18   26
March   1 10   22
April   0   1     7
May   0   0     0
June   0   0     0
July   0   0     0
August   0   0     0
September   0   0     0
October   0   0     2
November   0   3   13
December   3 14   26
Year 16 66 124
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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