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New York Climate & Temperature

  • New York, Usa is at 410'N, 740'W, 40 m (130 ft). See map.
  • New York has a humid subtropical climate that is mild with no dry season, constantly moist (year-round rainfall). Summers are hot and muggy with thunderstorms. Winters are mild with precipitation from mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate. (Kppen-Geiger classification: Cfa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification New York is situated in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 12.6 degrees Celsius (54.7 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 25.2 °C (45.4°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental. New York Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 4.5°C (40.1°F) on average falling to -2.4°C (27.7°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 16.1°C (61°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 6.8°C (44.2°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 28.3°C (83°F) and average low temperatures are 19°C (66.2°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 18.4°C (65.2°F) during the day and lows of 10.2°C (50.3°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1200.2 mm (47.3 inches) which is equivalent to 1200.2 Litres/m (29.44 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2656 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from New York you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Albany, Western Australia, Australia where you would find a Mediterranean climate.

New York Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 3 (38) 5 (40) 10 (50) 16 (61) 22 (72) 27 (80) 30 (85) 29 (84) 25 (76) 19 (65) 12 (54) 6 (42) 17 (62)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (31) 1 (34) 6 (42) 11 (53) 17 (63) 22 (72) 25 (77) 24 (76) 20 (68) 14 (58) 9 (48) 3 (37) 13 (55)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (25) -3 (27) 2 (35) 7 (44) 12 (54) 17 (63) 20 (68) 20 (67) 16 (60) 10 (50) 5 (41) -1 (31) 8 (47)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 87 (3) 83 (3) 104 (4) 107 (4) 112 (4) 93 (4) 111 (4) 102 (4) 99 (4) 90 (4) 114 (4) 99 (4) 1200 (47)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 11 (35) 10 (35) 12 (39) 11 (37) 12 (39) 10 (33) 10 (32) 10 (32) 8 (27) 8 (26) 9 (30) 10 (32) 121 (33)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 4h 52' 5h 48' 6h 44' 7h 08' 8h 03' 10h 02' 9h 54' 8h 52' 7h 54' 7h 01' 5h 44' 5h 05' 7h 16'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 35' 10h 34' 11h 52' 13h 16' 14h 27' 15h 04' 14h 47' 13h 46' 12h 25' 11h 01' 9h 51' 9h 16' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 52 (48) 56 (44) 58 (42) 54 (46) 56 (44) 67 (33) 68 (32) 65 (35) 64 (36) 65 (35) 59 (41) 56 (44) 61 (39)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 29.2 38.5 49.4 61 69.3 72.4 69.3 61 49.5 38.1 28.9 25.6 49.3

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