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

This article contains affiliate links to Amazon and other vendors. We may earn commission from purchases made through these links.

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

Contents

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 Buffalo, New York, United States of America

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

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

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Buffalo, New York, United States of America

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

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

In January, Buffalo is frigid, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) and about a third 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 extremely heavy snowfall. This is also a rainy time for Buffalo, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

February

If you go to Buffalo in February, you will notice that it is freezing, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

March

In March, Buffalo can be brisk, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) and regularly jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). During your visit, you can expect heavy snowfall. This is also a rainy time for Buffalo, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

April

April in Buffalo is cold and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

May

May here is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

June

If you vacation in Buffalo during June, you are likely to notice 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:

July

July here is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

August

If you go to Buffalo in August, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

September

September is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

October

Traveling to Buffalo in October, you will notice that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

November

November in Buffalo 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 occasionally. 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:

December

December here is frosty, 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:

Check out our guides for these other locations: Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia, United States of America, Valle Gran Rey, Spain, Stradbally, Ireland, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, Kitami, Japan, Chillicothe, Missouri, United States of America, Pilsen, Czech Republic, Tianguá, Ceará, Brazil, Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Enping, China, and Oyabe, Japan.