Average Temperatures for New York in May

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Average temperatures for May at cities, towns, parks and lakes throughout New York state are listed below.

The tables give the normal maximum and minimum temperatures based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 by the US National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to a separate table for: Downstate New York, Hudson Valley & Catskills, Adirondacks & Seaway, Finger Lakes & Central New York State and Western New York State.

Downstate New York

Average May temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
66 48 Bridgehampton, Long Island 19   9
70 49 Brookhaven, Long Island 21   9
70 54 New York City, Brooklyn 21 12
71 54 New York City, Central Park 22 12
69 53 New York JFK Airport 20 12
71 54 New York La Guardia Airport 22 12
68 49 White Plains 20   9

Hudson Valley & Catskills

Average temperatures in May
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
69 47 Albany 21   8
71 46 Poughkeepsie 22   8
72 46 Saratoga Springs 22   8
61 42 Slide Mountain (2650 feet) 16   6

Adirondacks & Seaway

Normal temperatures for May
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
68 43 Glens Falls 20   6
66 39 Lake Placid 19   4
67 44 Massena 19   6
63 40 Old Forge 17   5
64 40 Tupper Lake 18   4
66 47 Watertown 19   8

Finger Lakes & Central New York State

May temperature averages
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
66 46 Binghamton 19   8
70 43 Elmira 21   6
67 44 Ithaca 20   6
69 46 Syracuse 20   8
67 45 Utica 20   7

Western New York State

Average May temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
66 41 Allegany State Park 19   5
67 47 Buffalo 19   9
68 42 Jamestown 20   6
68 45 Niagara Falls 20   7
68 46 Rochester 20   8
Reference

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

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