Amherst, New York, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Amherst, New York, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Amherst, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Amherst, New York, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Amherst, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Amherst, New York, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Amherst, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Amherst, New York, United States of America by month

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January

January in Amherst is frigid, somewhat snowy and very rainy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

In February, Amherst is frosty, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). During your visit, you can expect heavy snowfall. This is also a rainy time for Amherst, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March for Amherst can be brisk, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you go to Amherst in April, you will notice that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you go to Amherst in May, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you visit Amherst during June, you will probably find that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July in this region is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you visit Amherst during August, you might see that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you visit Amherst during September, you might see that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Amherst is cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in Amherst can be brisk, snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. It also snows once in a while. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Amherst can be extremely cold, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Amherst, New York, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Amherst.

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