New York, New York, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

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

Based on the climate and weather in New York, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

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

January

January in New York is frosty, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. It also snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Gloves
  • Sweaters
  • Insulated boots
  • Scarf
  • Waterproof coat
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Very heavy socks
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof boots
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Fleeces

February

February in New York is very cold, snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. It also snows 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Very heavy socks
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Fleeces
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof boots
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Umbrella
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Sweaters
  • Insulated boots
  • Waterproof coat

March

Traveling to New York in March, you will notice that it can be brisk, snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow sometimes.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks

April

April in New York is cold, 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof boots

May

Traveling to New York in May, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts

June

If you are traveling to New York in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants

July

If you go to New York in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear

August

If you vacation in New York during August, you are likely to 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 50s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

September in New York is balmy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses

October

October can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat

November

November in New York can be brisk, snowy and somewhat rainy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy jacket
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella

December

December in New York is freezing, snowy and somewhat rainy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Very heavy socks
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Insulated boots
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Scarf
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof boots
  • Fleeces
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for New York, New York, United States of America

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in New York
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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