Days of Sunshine Per Year in New York

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Number of Sunny Days

In the table below, the average number of Sunny Days for a place in New York state is the total days in a year when the sky is mostly clear. This includes the days when cloud covers up to 30% of the sky during daylight hours. Partly Sunny Days have cloud covering from 40% to 70% of the sky during the daytime.

Total Days With Sun is a sum of the Sunny plus Partly Sunny days. The rest of the days are mainly overcast, with at least 80% cloud cover. All the numbers are annual averages, made from years of weather watching.

Annual days of sunshine
Place Sunny
Days
Partly Sunny
Days
Total Days
With Sun
Albany   69 111 180
Binghamton   52 102 154
Buffalo   54 103 157
New York Central Park 107 127 234
New York, JFK Airport   98 116 214
New York, LaGuardia Airport   96 117 213
Rochester   61 104 165
Syracuse   63   98 161

Amount of Sun

Here's another way to look at how much sunshine a city gets. The % Sun number measures the percentage of time between sunrise and sunset that sunshine reaches the ground. Again, these amounts are yearly averages based on many years of weather observations.

Percent sunshine yearly
City % Sun
Albany 53
Binghamton 49
Buffalo 48
New York Central Park 58
Rochester 51
Syracuse 46
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. Comparative Climatic Data.

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