New York City - Recent August Temperatures and Rainfall





The numbers here describe what the August weather in New York City, New York was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives August data by year for temperature and precipitation.

They begin with average maximum and minimum temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed by how many really hot days occurred each August. Then there's information on how much rain actually landed this month during recent years, as well as how often New York City had wet weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at Central Park.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

August temperature averages by year in New York City
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
84 70 2020 29 21
83 68 2019 28 20
84 72 2018 29 22
81 67 2017 27 20
87 72 2016 30 22
87 71 2015 31 22
83 67 2014 28 19
82 68 2013 28 20
84 69 2012 29 21
83 68 2011 28 20
85 70 2010 30 21
Number of days in August when the temperature in New York City rose to at least 70 or 90 degrees Fahrenheit
Year 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2020 31 4
2019 31 3
2018 31 7
2017 30 1
2016 31 7
2015 31 8
2014 31 3
2013 31 1
2012 31 3
2011 31 3
2010 30 12

Rainy Weather iconRain

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on New York City during August in each year from 2010. The number of days with precipitation counts the days when rainfall amounted to 0.01 inches (0.3 millimeters) or more.

Total rainfall for August in New York City
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
12 2020 5.0 128
11 2019 3.7 94
15 2018 8.6 218
10 2017 3.3 85
12 2016 2.0 50
6 2015 2.4 60
9 2014 2.3 57
10 2013 2.9 72
10 2012 2.9 74
14 2011 19.0 481
8 2010 4.1 105
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Month, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

New York City - Recent Years
New York City - Extremes
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